Thank you for visiting the official website for the Micro/Nano Fluidics Fundamentals Focus (MF3) Center. Founded in 2006, our center is composed of academic and commercial institutions across the country dedicated to the development of the basic science and technology of micro/nanoscale fluidics and their advancement toward applications in a number of commercial arenas.
New NSF I/UCRC: CADMIM
Though MF3 we are launching a new National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) entitled “Center for Advanced Design and Manufacturing of Integrated Microfluidics (CADMIM).” Please visit the CADMIM website for more information: www.inrf.uci.edu/cadmim.Elliot Hui Receives Funding from NSF
Congratulations to Dr. Elliot Hui at UC Irvine! His proposal entitled “Microfluidic Finite State Machine Controller” submitted to NSF was selected for funding in the amount of $300K over 3 years. This research activity was initially seeded by MF3 and will be part of NSF’s Integrated Hybrid Complex Systems (now called Communications, Circuits, and Sensing-Systems) under the Division of Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems.
David Beebe and Luke Lee Receive Funding from the Gates Foundation
Announced in December 2011, both Dr. Dave Beebe (U. Wisconsin) and Dr. Luke Lee (UC Berkeley) are 2 of 22 total recipients of funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation under “Grand Challenges: Point-of-Care Diagnostics in the Developing World.” Total funding for this program is $31M. Congratulations to Dave & Luke!
Dave Beebe’s project entitled “Develop Technologies that Allow Assessment of Multiple Conditions and Pathogens at Point-of-Care” will receive $2.5M over 3 years. His group will develop a “universal” sample purification platform that readily adapts to various upstream collection components and utilizes an immiscible phase (e.g. oil, wax) barrier to produce a “clean” sample for output to downstream amplification and detection components. For more information: article link
Luke Lee’s project entitled “Integrated Microfluidic Universal Sample Preparation and Pre-concentration (USP) Module for Parallel Diagnostics of Infectious Diseases (HIV, TB and Malaria)” will receive $1.5M over 3 years. His group will develop a microfluidic sample preparation module using electrical and physical methods that will be compatible with different sample inputs and downstream analytical techniques to provide both plasma and cellular biomarkers for the parallel diagnoses of infectious diseases such as HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria. The device will not require external reagents, will have low power consumption, and can be operated on-site with minimal training. For more information: article link
Lab-on-a-Chip World Congress.
September 25 - 26, 2012 in San Diego, California. The conference will be co-located with Microarray World Congress, Molecular Diagnostics World Congress and Single Cell Analysis Summit. Registered delegates will have access to all four meetings. Dr. Luke Lee featured as a keynote speaker. For more information: Lab-on-a-Chip World Congress
16th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Science (MicroTAS 2012).
October 28 - November 1, 2012 in Okinawa, Japan. For more information: www.microtas12
EMBS Micro and Nanotechnology in Medicine Conference.
December 3 - 7, 2012 at the Westin Maui Resort in Hawaii. For more information: mnm.embs.org
The Micro/Nano Fluidics Fundamentals Focus Center is affiliated with several organizations at the Henry Samueli School of Engineering at U.C. Irvine, including the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Cal-IT2) and the Integrated Nanosystems Research Facility (INRF).