Micro/Bio/Nanofluidics Unit (Amy Shen)
Micro/Bio/Nanofluidics Unit was established in July 2014 when Amy Shen moved from University of Washington, USA. While continuing existing research activities in Microfluidics and Rheology, several new interdisciplinary research projects have been initiated, in collaboration with other research units at OIST and outside OIST. Currently we have two core areas in the unit: one focuses on the fundamental aspects of micro- and nanofluidic flows (e.g., fluid mechancis, soft matter physics, rheology); another focuses on biotechnology, nanotechnology and healthcare applications related to micro- and nanofluidic flows (e.g., bioassays, biosensing, bio and nanomaterials synthesis).
Our unit members have unique and complementary expertise in fluid mechanics, soft matter physics, biomedical and chemical engineering, materials science, polymer/physical chemistry. Our group is truly international and diverse, as we come from Japan, USA, UK, Italy, France, India, Israel, Korea, Kazakhstan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Australia.
Congratulation to Santo for being awarded 2020 JSPS DC2 Fellowship on his project titled "A novel method for high-speed high-precision printing of yield stress viscoelastic liquids"!
Congratulation to Ainash for being awarded 2020 JSPS DC2 Fellowship on her project titled "Novel Microfluidic Platform for Ultrasensitive Measurement of Intermolecular Interactions"!
Congratulation to Charlotte for receiving 2020 Kakenhi (Grant-in-Aid for Research Activity Start-up)!
Congratulation to Charlotte for being awarded 2020 Kakenhi (Grant-in-Aid for Early-Career Scientists) on her project titled "Hydrodynamic couplings inside a biomimetic array of passive cilia-like structures"!