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


CADMIM Full Proposal Accepted!
The full proposal for the Center for Advanced Design and Manufacturing of Integrated Microfluidics was successfully submitted to NSF on Sept. 27, 2013. On March 2, 2014, we received word that NSF has awarded our center. We will have 13 companies on the inaugural CADMIM Industrial Adivsory Board!

Our first Industrial Advisory Board Meeting will be held at U.C. Irvine April 10 – 11, 2014.
This meeting is only open to CADMIM Industrial Advisory Board members, faculty, students, post-docs, visiting researchers, staff, and NSF personnel. Agenda and travel information posted here: IAB Meeting Agenda, Travel_Info.

IAB members: Please bring a portable computer or tablet to this meeting to provide real-time, on-line project feedback via the NSF LIFE forms.

Jason Heikenfeld and Andrew Steckl Chair Electrowetting 2014
Dr. Jason Heikenfeld and Dr. Andrew Steckl, both CADMIM faculty members, will be chairing this year’s Electrowetting 2014 conference. This International Meeting on Electrowetting is an informal forum where eminent scientists and engineers come to discuss recent advances in the science and applications of electrowetting, and in this 9th meeting also related emergent topics including superspreading, electrowetting DNA sequencing, magnetofluidics, liquid metals, and more. For more information: Electrowetting 2014

Jason Heikenfeld named to National Academy of Inventors
Dr. Jason Heikenfeld, CADMIM Faculty member and Professor at U. Cincinnati, has been named Fellow of the national Academy of Inventors (NAI). Election to NAI Fellow status is a high professional distinction accorded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society. He is a global academic leader in both electrowetting technology and in electronic paper displays. His fundamental research activities have produced nearly three-dozen corporate partnerships spanning the past seven years. Congratulations Jason! For more details: NAI news

University of California Systemwide Bioengineering Symposium
The 10 campuses of the University of California System will come together June 18 – 20, 2014 for the 15th Annual UC Systemwide Bioengineering Symposium, hosted this year at UC Irvine. This well-established conference is a great forum for faculty, researchers (industrial and academic), and students to collaborate, network, and present the latest bioengineering research. Please visit the website for details: UC Systemwide BioE Symposium

University of Cincinnati Faculty Awards
In 2013 the University of Cincinnati honored 14 faculty (across all disciplines) for outstanding achievement in teaching, research, service, and entrepreneurial endeavors. This year’s Faculty Award winners include two CADMIM faculty: (1) Distinguished Research Professor Award, Dr. Andrew J. Steckl (2) Established Entrepreneurial Achievement Award, Dr. Jason Heikenfeld Dr. Chong Ahn also received the Entrepreneurial Faculty Achievement Award in 2011. Congratulations to Andrew, Jason, and Chong! To see all 2013 faculty award recipients see here: UC Faculty Awards

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. 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