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 CADMIM IAB meeting September 9 – 10, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Details forthcoming.

Michelle Khine Inducted in AIMBE’s College of Fellows
Congratulations to Michelle Khine, CADMIM Faculty member, on her election to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)’s College of Fellows! AIMBE is the most prestigious honorific society medical and biological engineering has to offer. Dr. Khine is now part of a select group (top 2%) of most accomplished medical and biological engineers that make up the College of Fellows. AIMBE’s 2015 Annual Event, March 15-17, 2015, was held in Washington, DC. The induction of the Class of 2015 occurred on March 16th, at the National Academy of Sciences. Congratulations to Michelle!

Michelle_award_3.16.15 Photo taken at the AIMBE Induction Ceremony March 16, 2015. Click to enlarge!

Ian Papautsky Speaking at PITTCON
CADMIM Co-Director, Ian Papautsky, will be giving an invited talk at Pittcon 2015 in the “Symposium on Emerging Technologies for Point-of-Care Biomonitoring.” Pittcon is the world’s largest annual conference and exposition for laboratory science and was held in New Orleans, LA, March 8-12, 2015. For more information: http://pittcon.org/

Michelle Khine Speaking at Transducers 2015
Michelle Khine, CADMIM faculty member, will give an invited talk entitled “SMART (Shrink Manufacturing Advanced Research Tools).” Transducers is the world’s premiere conference in MEMS sensors, actuators and integrated micro and nano systems. This event will be held in Anchorage, Alaska, June 21 – 25, 2015 and will showcase major technological, scientific and commercial breakthroughs in mechanical, optical, chemical and biological devices and systems using micro and nanotechnology. For more information, see the conference website: Transducers 2015

Wearable sensors featured in UC News and IEEE Spectrum
The research of Jason Heikenfeld’s group has been featured in the online issue of IEEE Spectrum. The article highlighting Univ. of Cincinnati research reveals how sweat and microfluidics can pinpoint and help dodge potential health issues for everyone from athletes to preemies. IEEE Spectrum is the flagship magazine of the IEEE. With more than 400,000 members, the IEEE is the world’s largest professional organization devoted to engineering and the applied sciences. This article also appears on the University of Cincinnati’s news website. Check the weblinks below.
IEEE Spectrum article:
IEEE Spectrum article
U Cincinnati news: UC News

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

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 featured 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 an international partnership with CADMIM IAB member VTT Technical Research Center in Finland, Ltd. Check out the report and article on page 37: UCI Dean’s Report 2014 (15MB)

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[Left] Dean’s Report cover featuring lab-on-a-chip with droplet splitting and multiplexing.
[Right] Title page of the article with close-up of the microfluidic device.

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)