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


Our next Industrial Advisory Board Meeting will be held at the University of California, Irvine March 3 – 4, 2015. Registration is now open.
This meeting is only open to CADMIM Industrial Advisory Board members, faculty, students, post-docs, visiting researchers, staff, and NSF personnel. Click on the “IAB Meeting” tab above to view agenda and logistics.

Microfluidics and CADMIM Featured in UCI Dean’s Report
The Dean’s Report is an annual publication that highlights the advances and achievements at The Henry Samueli School of Engineering at UC Irvine. This year’s report features a microfluidic device from Abe Lee’s lab on the cover, coupled with an augmented reality (AR) experience on the back cover – readers download a free app for smartphone or tablet, and when pointed at the picture on the back cover, a narrated 3D animation of the microfluidic device in action is launched. The text article in the report details our collaborative efforts to manufacture labs-on-a-chip through CADMIM and international partnership with VTT Technical Research Center in Finland. Check out the report and article on page 37: UCI Dean’s Report 2014 (15MB)

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)

Elliot Hui’s Research Named one of the JALA 10 for 2014
Every year since 2010, the Journal of Laboratory Automation (JALA) has highlighted the top breakthroughs across the fields of automation, drug development, diagnostics, microfluidics, bioengineering, and nanotechnology, among others, which will impact basic and translational research across the academic, government, and industry research sectors. This year Elliot Hui’s development of an innovative reconfigurable microfluidic channel that is capable of high-fidelity modulation of channel width, which enabled the first time-lapse observation of the C. elegans stem cell niche, has named one of the JALA 10 Top Breakthroughs in Innovation for 2014. Congratulations Elliot!

Jason Heikenfeld Named Nerdscholar’s 40 Under 40: Professors Who Inspire
Congratulations to Jason Heikenfeld for being named one of NerdScholar’s 40 Under 40 list of “Professors Who Inspire.” NerdScholar’s inaugural “40 Under 40” celebrates professors who are cultivating passion in their students. Chosen based on nominations highlighting their love of teaching, these women and men are inspiring the young adults of today to be the world leaders and humanitarians of tomorrow.
For more information: UC news
For the full “40 Under 40” list: 40 Under 40

Michelle Khine Co-Chair of EMBS 2014
Dr. Michelle Khine, CADMIM faculty member, will serve as co-chair of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) Micro and Nanotechnology in Medicine Conference. This event will be held December 8 – 12, 2014, at Turtle Bay Resort in Oahu, Hawaii. CADMIM faculty will participate as speakers (Abe Lee, Ian Papautsky, Elliot Hui). The goal is to foster interaction between scientists, engineers and medical researchers in the context of real-world medical needs and issues. See conference website here: EMBS 2014

Ian Papautsky Invited Speaker at ISES 2014
The International Society of Exposure Science (ISES) is committed to creating a safer and healthier world by advancing exposure science and promoting the use of exposure science in the fields of public, occupational, and environmental health. CADMIM Center Co-Director, Ian Papautsky, has been invited to give a talk at the “Symposium on Emerging Technologies for Biomonitoring” at this year’s Annual Meeting of the International Society of Exposure Science (ISES 2014), October 12-16, 2014, in Cincinnati, Ohio. For more details: ISES 2014