http://www.inrf.uci.edu/cadmim/iabmeeting/logistics/The Center for Advanced Design and Manufacturing of Integrated Microfluidics (CADMIM) is a public-private consortium that facilitates productive, meaningful partnerships between universities and industry. Our mission is to develop microscale tools and technologies aimed at simpler, faster, and cheaper analytical solutions addressing human health, agriculture, and the environment. Join our National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry-University Cooperative Research Center (IUCRC) and realize key benefits regarding first access to cutting-edge lab-on-a-chip research, recruiting, and relationship building.

Next CADMIM Industrial Advisory Board meeting will be held February 26 – 27, 2020 at UC Irvine. 

Registration: CADMIM Spring IAB Meeting Registration
Agenda:  http://www.inrf.uci.edu/cadmim/iabmeeting/agenda/
Travel Information: http://www.inrf.uci.edu/cadmim/iabmeeting/logistics/

This short video, produced by UIDP and featuring CADMIM, presents an overview of the NSF IUCRC program and how these unique centers operate, contribute to the nation’s research infrastructure base, facilitate technology transfer, and enhance the intellectual capacity of the science and engineering workforce through the integration of research and education.


“Our CADMIM membership is pivotal in building a network with world leading experts in microfluidics. CADMIM enabled us to conduct research projects at the transition from basic research to industrial application expanding our capabilities far beyond internal expertise. Combined with the focus on manufacturability the center offers a unique set of expertise and opportunities.”
– Dr. Frank Narz, Director R&D Scientific Applications, QIAGEN GmbH

“CADMIM offers a unique blend of university research from leading researchers in the field supported by leading providers of microfluidic manufacture and development. For the industrial members of CADMIM, who are interested in new product opportunities, this means novel IP is quickly reduced to practice for real world applications.”
– Dr. Leanna Levine, Founder, President and CEO, ALine, Inc.

“With tight research budgets, CADMIM offers an opportunity to leverage industrial investments. We’ve been able to guide world-class research in microfluidics toward challenges in technology development that are barriers to transition. Working in partnership with other members of the industrial advisory board has also brought valuable insight to our programs.”
– Dr. Laura Rea, Program Manager, Soft Matter Materials Branch, Air Force Research Laboratory


Cover Articles by CADMIM Directors
The research groups of Dr. Abe Lee (CADMIM Director) and Dr. Ian Papautsky (CADMIM Co-Director) have published cover articles in Lab on a Chip:

  • Jian Zhou, Ian Papautsky, “Size-dependent Enrichment of Leukocytes from Undiluted Whole Blood using Shear-induced Diffusion,” Back cover article, issue 20, October 21, 2019.
  • Neha Garg, Dylan Boyle, Arlo Randall, Andy Teng, Jozelyn Pablo, Xiaowu Liang, David Camerini, Abraham P. Lee, “Rapid Immunodiagnostics of Multiple Viral Infections in an Acoustic Microstreaming Device with Serum and Saliva Samples,”  Front cover article, issue 9, May 7, 2019.


CADMIM Faculty Capture Major Grants from NSF, NIH
Dr. Salman Khetani and Dr. Elliot Hui have been awarded grants from NSF and NIH. Click on graphics to enlarge. Congratulations to both!

  • Salman Khetani (UIC) and Matthew Kipper (Colorado State U.), $600,000 collaborative grant from NSF CBET, 10/1/19 – 9/30/22
  • Salman Khetani (UIC) and Gregory Underhill (UIUC), $409,024 grant from NIH NIEHS, 9/23/19 – 7/31/21
  • Elliot Hui (UCI), $1,105,981 grant from the NIH NIGMS, 9/23/19 – 8/31/23

Asahi Kasei Corporation Joins CADMIM
Asahi Kasei Corporation is a global Japanese chemical company, with business units in materials, homes, and healthcare (including pharmaceuticals and medical devices). Asahi Kasei products and technologies are found in almost every aspect of life – unit homes, cling film, electronic parts in computers and smartphones, performance resins for cars, and medicines that support human health. We are pleased that such a diverse company has joined the CADMIM Industrial Advisory Board, and we look forward to working with their delegates on new research efforts. For more information about Asahi Kasei Corporation: https://www.asahi-kasei.co.jp/asahi/en/

Another Great IAB Meeting!
Many thanks to everyone who came to the September 4 – 5, 2019 Fall Industrial Advisory Board Meeting at the University of Illinois at Chicago. We were happy to have great weather, stimulating conversations, and new relationships forged. Many thanks to all the outstanding students and post-docs for producing high quality project update presentations and posters! More pictures from this event here: Fall 2019 IAB Meeting Photos

Abe Lee Receives Appreciation Award
Dr. Abe Lee (CADMIM Center Director) has served as UCI Department of Biomedical Engineering Chair for the past 9 years! Starting July 1, 2019 the new BME Department Chair will be Dr. Zoran Nenadic. Dr. Lee is the Henry Samueli School of Engineering’s longest serving senior administrator. On June 5, 2019 Dr. Lee received an appreciation award for doing a masterful job in leading the UCI BME Department into significant prosperity, notoriety, and accomplishment. Congratulations! See here for more information:

Two CADMIM Professors Receive UIC Faculty Awards
Congratulations to Dr. David Eddington and Dr. Jie Xu! Both CADMIM faculty received faculty awards, announced at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Engineering Faculty meeting. David Eddington, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Bioengineering Department at UIC, received the Faculty Award for Advising. Jie Xu, Assistant Professor in the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department at UIC, received the Faculty Award for Teaching.

Fourth CADMIM Team Completes NSF I-Corps Program at UCI and Wins Beall Student Design Competition
Members of Dr. Michelle Khine’s group completed the UCI NSF Innovation-Corps (I-Corps) Site program May 29, 2019. Team members include Dr. Josh Kim (Post-doc) and Lancy Lin (PhD Candidate). The team, one of 6 teams in the Spring 2019 Cohort, conducted over 30 customer discovery interviews towards determining the best product/market fit for a wearable sensor to monitor blood pressure. This team also competed in the Beall Student Design Competition at UCI’s Henry Samueli School of Engineering June 4, 2019 and won first prize = $10,000! Photo, courtesy of Matt Miller at UCI Bren School of ICS, shows Lancy Lin and Dr. Greg Washington, Dean of The Henry Samueli School of Engineering. Congratulations! For more information about this competition: http://tech.uci.edu/competitions/. For more information about the UCI NSF I-Corps program, housed at UCI Beall Applied Innovation: http://innovation.uci.edu/programs/i-corps/.

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