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



Save the date!
The next CADMIM IAB meeting will be held at the University of California, Irvine on February 17 – 18, 2016. Watch this space for details. Agenda will be similar to other meetings (full day program on Day 1 and ½ day program on Day 2). This will be a project voting meeting, with voting taking place on Day 2.

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

CADMIM Students Featured on LabTV
Several students from Abe Lee’s lab and Michelle Khine’s lab were interviewed for LabTV! LabTV is an on-line network featuring over 1,000 young researchers working at dozens of leading universities, corporations, and the National Institutes of Health, with content (video featurettes, blogs, etc) growing every week! In their videos and interviews, medical researchers tell their inspiring personal stories: where they came from, how they chose their career, and why they love it. LabTV hopes to inspire students to pursue careers in science and technology — if students can personally identify with a young medical researcher, they are far more likely to consider becoming one. They want to help students and the interested public get to know young medical scientists and engineers (age 40 and under) with whom they share many traits. For more information about LabTV: https://www.labtv.com/

Students from other University of California schools have also been featured (UC Santa Cruz, UCLA, UC Berkeley, UC San Francisco) and well as University of Cincinnati. Congratulations to the UCI CADMIM students below (with links to their LabTV videos):
Neha Garg: http://www.labtv.com/Home/Profile?researcherid=1839
Crystal Rapier: http://www.labtv.com/Home/Profile?researcherid=1553
Derek Vallejo: http://www.labtv.com/Home/Profile?researcherid=1840
Jolie McLane Nokes: http://www.labtv.com/Home/Profile?researcherId=1552

Steckl Lab Point-of-Care Research Featured in UC Graduate School 2015 Annual Report
The paper-based microfluidic devices developed in Andrew Steckl’s laboratory are discussed in the 2015 University of Cincinnati Graduate School 2015 Annual Report. Also mentioned is the Steckl group’s partnership with colleagues in the Department of Pharmacy in bringing these devices to fruition. Access the article from the “latest news” items on the Steckl lab website: http://www.nanolab.uc.edu/default.html

Michelle Khine Appointed Faculty Innovation Director of UCI Applied Innovationt
UCI just opened “UCI Applied Innovation,” which houses the following entities under a single roof:

a. Invention Transfer Group (formerly the Office of Technology Alliances)
b. Industry Sponsored Research
c. Research Translation Group (Industry outreach)
d. Collaborative Venturing (focused on assisting UCI-related start-up companies, etc.)

UCI Applied Innovation is an interdisciplinary center focused on integrating research, entrepreneurship and technology to create real-world applications. For more information about UCI Applied Innovation: http://innovation.uci.edu/

Michelle Khine is now the director of faculty innovation, where she will serve as a liaison and ambassador between the school and the innovation institute, helping to transfer innovative engineering research into the marketplace. Michelle will work closely with Samueli School of Engineering faculty to help them fast-track intellectual property, raise funds, connect with investors and seize commercialization opportunities. Congratulations Michelle!

Wearable sensors featured in the Economist
The sweat sensor developed in Jason Heikenfeld’s lab (and now being commercialized through a start-up, Eccrine Systems) was discussed in a recent issue of The Economist. The article entitled “Sweating the Big Stuff” appears in the September 19, 2015 issue. Check it out online: http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21664942-patches-skin-can-analyse-sweat-and-monitor-glucose-sweating-big-stuff
For more information on Eccrine Systems, Inc.: http://www.eccrinesystems.com/

Jason_exploded Multi-layer wearable sensor under development detects analytes in sweat. Click to enlarge.

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)