Thank you for visiting the Center for Advanced Design and Manufacturing of Integrated Microfluidics (CADMIM). We are a National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC). Our mission is to develop design tools and manufacturing technologies for integrated microfludics targeting cost-effective, quick, and easy assessment of the environment, agriculture, and human health. Get involved in this world-class, cutting-edge NSF I/UCRC! Join our organization and reap the many benefits.

For a 1-page summary of the CADMIM mission and vision, download the following document: CADMIM_Mission_Vision_statement

Brochure about NSF I/UCRCs: NSF I/UCRC Program.

Download a brochure about CADMIM here (front side shown below): CADMIM brochure



Next IAB Meeting September 7 – 8, 2016 at University of Cincinnati.
Agenda here: http://www.inrf.uci.edu/cadmim/iabmeeting/agenda/
Logistics here: http://www.inrf.uci.edu/cadmim/iabmeeting/logistics/

IAB Meeting held at UC Irvine February 17 – 18, 2016
Our Spring Industrial Advisory Board meeting was held at UC Irvine in February 2016. At this meeting the Center Director (Abe Lee) and Co-Director (Ian Papautsky) kicked things off with a “state of the center” address and plans for Year 3. We made it through our first 2 years and now that we embark on Year 3 there are plans to grow the center and maintain vitality. Also, Abe and Ian summarized all the proposals we had submitted over the last six months, many of them made possible by CADMIM. We have applied for a total of $6.5M in follow-on funds! FYI- last year by March 2015 we applied for a total of $5.6M in funds and successfully captured $2M. Not bad! The Industrial Advisory Board voted on February 18 and the final list of funded projects can be found on the research section of this website.

CADMIM_Group Group picture taken at the banquet held at UCI Applied Innovation in the evening Feb. 17, 2016. Click to enlarge. More photos from this event here

CADMIM Provisional Patent
Derived from CADMIM project ES-006: “Integrated Microfluidics for Isolation and Enrichment of Rare Cells,” this group has recently filed a provisional US patent application entitled “Integrated Microfluidic System for Sample Enrichment and Concentration” (application no. 62/244,336). Congratulations to the inventors: Ian Papautsky, Nivedita Nivedita (U. Cincinnati), Abraham P. Lee, Neha Garg, Wei-Feng Fang (UC Irvine).

Jason Heikenfeld publishes in Nature
Jason Heikenfeld’s article entitled “Technological Leap for Sweat Sensing” was published in the January 28, 2016 issue of Nature. This prestigious interdisciplinary scientific journal is ranked as the world’s most cited scientific journal by the Science Edition of the 2010 Journal Citation Reports, and has an impact factor of 42.4. Nature claims an on-line readership of about 3 million readers per month. Congratulations Jason!

Related to this publication, the sweat sensing technology is now being commercialized by Gatorade! See CADMIM”s LinkedIn group page for links or the Eccrine Systems Inc. webpage: http://www.eccrinesystems.com/


Elliot Hui’s work featured in UCI art exhibit
The Beall Center for Art + Technology at UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts will mount “WETWARE: Art | Agency | Animation” featuring contemporary artists who employ laboratory methods in the context of Synthetic Biology. This exhibit will include an installation involving the microfluidic work of CADMIM’s very own Dr. Elliot Hui. Luminiferous Drift (pictured below) is a dynamic, non-equilibrium spectacle that evokes the biosphere as a cosmic phenomenon originating beyond terrestrial history. “WETWARE: Art | Agency | Animation” will run through May 7, 2016. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 12pm – 6pm.

For detailed information about this exhibit: BeallCenter WETWARE Press Kit
See article in the The Los Angeles Times about this exhibit: LA Times article about WETWARE


CADMIM Now on LinkedIn
The Center for Advanced Design and Manufacturing of Integrated Microfluidics is now on LinkedIn. Feel free to check us out on this business-oriented social networking service!


Jason Heikenfeld featured as the “Face of UC”
Jason Heikenfeld and his laboratory were recently featured in video series exploring what makes the University of Cincinnati the #HottestCollegeinAmerica. Recognizing that it’s people who make UC one of the finest institutions in the world, the University of Cincinnati launched the video series “Faces of UC” to give viewers an up-close introduction to the world of teaching and research. Check out Jason’s video episode, posted on YouTube September  2015: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=140fXaNSMVI


News articles about CADMIM
Since the official center launch in April 2014, CADMIM has gained exposure through several news articles:
(1) University of California, Irvine, School of Engineering News:
UCI Engineering News
(2) University of Cincinnati News: U. Cincinnati News
(3) Lab on a Chip announcement: Lab-on-a-Chip News. PDF version here:
Lab-on-a-Chip News (PDF)