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List of microfluidics research groups

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This list of microfluidics research groups gives a comprehensive overview of academic research organisations in the field of microfluidics, sorted geographically. Any sufficiently notable research group (which in general can be considered as any group having published in well regarded, high impact factor journals) should be listed here, along with a brief description of their research.

North America


University / Institute



University of British Columbia

McMaster University

McGill University

University of Waterloo

University of Manitoba

University of Toronto

University of Toronto

Simon Fraser University

University of Alberta

University of Waterloo

University of Victoria

University of Southern California

Georgia Institute of Technology

Sandia National Laboratories

Purdue University

University of Florida

University of Maryland, College Park

Arizona State University

Brandeis University

California Institute of Technology

Columbia University

Columbia University

Cornell University

Cornell University

Cornell University

Cornell University

Mississippi State University

North Carolina State University

Stanford University

Stanford University

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

SUNY Buffalo

University of Cincinnati

University of Texas at Austin

Texas Tech University

University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Irvine

Stony Brook University

University of California, Los Angeles

University of California, Santa Barbara

University of Arizona

Penn State

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Harvard University

Harvard University

Stanford University


University of Chicago

University of Michigan

University of South Florida

University of Washington

University of Washington

University of Washington

Northeastern University

Northwestern University

Vanderbilt University

Hansen Group[1]

Centre for Advanced Micro-Electro-Fluidics[2]

David Juncker Nanobioengineering Group[3]

Waterloo Microfluidics Lab - Carolyn Ren's Group[4]

Immuno trafficking Lab- Francis Lin's group[5]

Guenther Microfluidics Group[6]

Wheeler Lab-on-a-Chip Group[7]

Microinstrumentation Laboratory[8]

Prof. D.J. Harrison's Group[9]

Advanced Micro- / Nano- Devices Lab[10]

UVic Microfluidics Lab[11]

Biomedical Microsystems Laboratory[12]

Lu Microfluidics Laboratory[13]

Laboratory of Biosystems Research and Development[14]

Purdue University Microfluidics Laboratory[15]

IMG: BioMEMS and Microfluidics Laboratory[16]

Maryland MEMS & Microfluidics Lab[17]

ASU Micro/Nanofluidics Lab[18]

Brandeis Microfluidics Fabrication Facility[19]

Jim Heath Lab

Biofluidic Micro Systems Laboratory[20]

Laboratory for Microscale Transport Phenomena[21]

Bioanalytical Microsystems & Biosensors Lab[22]

Craighead Research Group[23]

Erickson Research Group[24]

Kirby Research Group[25]

Medical Micro-device Engineering Research Lab[26]

Orlin Velev Research Group[27]

Stanford Microfluidics Laboratory[28]

Stephen Quake's Group[29]

Kenis Research Group[30]

SMALL (nanobio Sensors and MicroActuators Learning Lab)[31]

MicroSystems and BioMEMS Lab[32]

Lab-on-a-Chip Diagnostics[33]

Vanapalli Research Group[34]

Mathies Research Group[35]

Luke Lee BioPOETS Group[36]

Amy Herr Group [37]

Abraham P. Lee BioMiNT Group [38]

Microfluidics and Interfacial Fluid Dynamics Laboratory[39]

Di Carlo Microfluidic Research Group [40]

Squires Research Group [41]

Biosensors Lab[42]

The Penn State BioNEMS Group[43]

Sangeeta Bhatia Group [44]

Jose Gomez-Marquez Group [45]

Jongyoon Han Group[46]

Hatsopoulos Microfluids Laboratory[47]

Klavs Jensen Group[48]

Ali Khademhosseini Group [49]

Scott Manalis Group[50]

Joel Voldman Group[51]

Mehmet Fatih Yanik Group [52]

The David A. WeitzResearch Group[53]

The George M. Whitesides Research Group[54]

The Quake Research Group[55]

UCLA Microsystems Laboratories[56]

The Rustem Ismagilov Research Group[57]

Burns Research Group[58]

BioMEMS and Microsystems Research Group[59]

Daniel Chiu Group[60]

Albert Folch Group[61]

Paul Yager Group[62]

Shashi Murthy Group[63]

Sandip Ghosal Group[64]

John WikswoGroup[65]

microfluidics, lab-on-chip, biomedical

microfluidics, lab-on-chip, BioMEMS, EnergyMEMS, biomedical



microfluidics, Immune cell trafficking, lab-on-chip, BioMEMS, biomedical

microfluidics, On-chip Colloidal Synthesis, Biomedial

droplet based (digital)


proteomics, multiplexed systems


biomedical micro/nano-fluidics, optofluidics, micro fuel cells

Biological Interfaces, Biomedical Devices, Microfluidics, Sensor Technology

BioMEMS, Microfluidics, Neuroscience, Cell biology, and Biotechnology

Bioanalytical, Biofuels, Biodefense and Microfluidics Diagnostics

MEMS, BioMEMS, Nanotechnology and Microfluidics Diagnostics

valves, detection, 2D electrophoresis, Lab-on-Chip integration

BioMEMS & Bioanalytical Microfluidic Devices

biochemical separations, sensors, biophysics

protein crystallography, two phase transition studies

BioMEMS, Microfluidics, etc.

BioMEMS, Microfluidics, etc.

microfluidics, micro drops and bubbles, optofluidics


analytical devices, micromachining

Optofluidics, nanofluidic sensors, autonomous microfluific systems

micro/nanofluidic transport, Lab-on-a-Chip, BioMEMS, cellular analysis, interfacial science

electrokinetics, Lab-on-a-Chip, dielectrophoresis, pH gradients, electrocatalysis

Janus particles, biosensors

detection, separation, preconcentration, electroosmotic pumps, fuel cells

Microfluidic Large Scale Integration

Microfluidics, Microreactors, Fuel Cells

valves, interfaces, PCR

clinical diagnosis

analysis of complex fluids

lab-on-chip, biological and chemical applications

DNA sequencing

soft lithography, plasmonics

capillary electrophoresis

Digital/Droplet microfluidics, microfluidic pumps, sensors

Interfacial Fluid Dynamics - micro-fabrication techniques, small-scale transport processes, multiphase flows, wetting dynamics, miscible flows, instabilities, and the rheology of complex fluids

Inertial microfluidics

nonlinear electrokinetics, microrheology

biosensors and diagnostics

science of microfluidics (physics)

Applications of micro- and nanotechnology to tissue repair and regeneration

Medical technology for the developing world

Micro/nanofluidics, nanofluidic biomolecule separation and detection and nanostructure-biomolecule interactions

dynamics of fluids with microstructure, microfluidics, complex fluids, non-Newtonian fluid mechanics

Micro- and nano-structured materials and devices for chemical, biological, optical, electronic and energy applications

Microscale and nanoscale technologies with the ultimate goal of generating tissue-engineered organs and controlling cell behavior

Quantitative and real-time techniques for biomolecular detection and single cell analysis

Microfluidics applied to fundamental and applied problems in cell biology, with a focus on cell sorting and stem cell biology

Development and applications of high-throughput technologies for probing and engineering neural processes

colloid physics, capillary microfluidics, soft lithography, encapsulation & delivery, biology in microfluidics

soft lithography, organic chemistry

valves, multiplexing

valves, detection

plug based microfluidics, dynamics of complex chemistry and biology systems, diagnosis and assays

microreaction systems, microseparations, chemical and biochemical analysis

valves, detection

Chemistry of neurobiology


point-of-care diagnostics

cell separation by adhesion-based microfluidics

mathematical modeling of microfluidic flows and transport processes

molecular signaling, cellular motility, angiogenesis, and metastasis

Latin America


University / Institute



Microfabrication Laboratory[66]

Microfluidic application in chemistry, physic and engineering areas. Soft Lithography, plasma.



University / Institute



Health and Environment - Nano Systems[67]

Institute of Sensor and Actuator Systems (ISAS)[68]

Research Group SynBioC[69]

Microsystems Laboratory[70]

Optics Laboratory[71]

Bioanalytics Group[72]

Bioengineering Laboratory[73]

Department of Micro and Nanotechnology[74]

Department of Micro and Nanosciences[75]

Division of Pharmaceutical Chemistry[76]

Multiple groups[77]

Microfluidics, Chemical organization, and Nanotechnology[17][78]

Microfluidic MEMS et Nanostructures Laboratory[79]

Microfluidics Laboratory[80]

Laboratoire d'Hydrodynamique (LADHYX) [81]

Microfluidic Microsystems and TeraHertz Group [82]

BioMEMS Group [83]

Laboratory of Macromolecules and Microsystems in Biology and MedicineMMBM-JL Viovy

Microfludics Research Group[84]

Experimental Physics[85]

Institut für Mikrotechnik Mainz GmbH [86]

ISAS: Institute for Analytical Sciences[87]

Korea Institute of Science and Technology Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Saarbrücken[88]

Biophysics and Applied Nanoscience group[89]

Institute for Micromachining and Information Technology[90]

Laboratory for MEMS Applications[91]

Belder Research Group[92]

Microfluidics Department[93]

Group of Microreaction Technology [94]

Kavli Institute of Nanoscience - Bionanoscience - KeymerLab [95]

TNO Science and Industry[96]

MCS: Mesoscale Chemical Systems[97]

BIOS: The Lab-on-a-Chip Group[98]

POF: The Physics of Fluids group[99]

Institute of Physical Chemistry, Garstecki Lab of Microfluidics and Complex Fluids[100]

Chemical Sensor Research Group[101]

Nanobiotechnology and Lab-on-a-Chip Group[102]

Microsystem Technology Group[103]

Transport and separations group[104]

Microfluidics & Lab-on-a-chip Research Group[105]

Dear group[106]

Nanotechnology and Integrated Bioengineering Centre[107]

The Nano Research Group[108]

Miniaturization Research Group[109][110]

Bioelectronics Group[111]

Microfluidics and Microengineering Group[112]

Microfluidics Group[113]

Microfluidics Group[114]

Microfluidics Group[115]

deMello Group[116]

Laboratory of Biomaterials & Bioencapsulation[117]

Transport Phenomena Research Center [118]

Immunoelectroanalysis Group[119]

lab-on-a-chip, sensors

microfluidics, optofluidics, physical chemosensors, on-chip electrophoresis, fluid mixing, single-cell analysis

amino acids

cell chips, medical diagnostics, bioelectronics

Optofluidics, biophotonics, nonlinear optics

Biomimetic Structures, Cell Analysis, Synthesis, Single Molecule Spectroscopy

Integrated bio- and chemosensors, high-density multi-electrode arrays, cell handling and analysis

medical diagnostics, biosensors

Microfludics for chemical analysis, device fabrication

Microfludics for chemical analysis

Lab-on-chip, biosensors, cell manipulation, device fabrication


Microfluidics for cell and systems biology, neuron chips, biomimetism, artificial cells

Droplet and Nano-droplets, Chemical reactions, Cells

Droplet microfluidics

Droplet microfluidics

BioMEMS, THz spectroscopy, microfabrication, waveguides, Goubau line, biosensors, lab on chips

Electrowetting, Digital and continuous-flow microfluidics, Lab-on-chip, Dielectrophoresis, Electrokinetics, Impedancemetry, Biosensors, Nanoparticles for cell tracking, Flexible substrates

Lab-on-chip, biophysics, molecular interactions,molecular transport, Nanoparticles,single molecule, single cell, bioanalytical microfluidics,

Droplet microfluidics

Microreactors, droplet microfluidics, complex reactions

Lab on a chip, micro system technology, microstructures, analytics (biological, chemical), diagnostics, energy technology, fluidic simulations

separation, plasma, cells

soft matter, clinical diagnostics, cell biology applications

Migration and dynamics of biomolecules in µF devices

Lab on a Chip, micro dosage systems, micro medical technology, Fluidic Simulations

Lab on a Chip, Tools for Cells, nL & pL Dispensing, Fluidic Simulations

analytical chemistry

Lab on a Chip devices and prototyping, optical readout of information, droplet-based microfluidics, on-Chip PCR, multiphase flow diagnostics and simulation

Microreaction Technology, Micro Process Engineering, Microfluidics

evolution-on-a-chip, bacterial synthetic ecosystems, biophysics, evolutionary biology, adapting bacteria in nanostructures

Industrial applications: lab-on-a-chip, (bio)analytics, microreactors, micro process technology, printing, encapsulation

microreactors, chemical kinetics, analytical chemistry

biosensors, cells on chips

bubble dynamics, inkjet printing

dropplet microfluidics, lab on chip, microfluidic emulsification and micro-foams

chemical sensors

Device fabrication and proteomics

components, drug delivery

Electroosmotic pumps, separations, guidance of fluids in microfluidic systems

Microfluidics, lab-on-a-chip for biomedical applications

Single-molecule sequencing, single-molecule PCR, microscale immunoassays

Bionanotechnology, Point of Care, Tissues Engineering, Micro-plasma Technology, Medical Devices, Electronics, Photonics, Nanotechnology, Sensors, MEMS, Optical and Environmental devices

Bionanotechnology, Micro-analytical devices, Nanofluidics, AC Electrokinetics: Cell and particle manipulation methods, AC Electrokinetics: Fluid interactions, Optical biosensing, Modelling and theoretical work

Device Fabrication, Analysis, Microfluidics, Nano-droplets, Biosensors, Separation Science

Microfluidics, nanofabrication, plasmonics, CFD, Biosensors, Laser tweezing, Surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy

mixing, CFD, components

Development of novel computational and experimental methods for design of microfluidic devices such as micromixers and micropumps

Microfluidics research focusing on microscale bioprocessing for applications such as drug discovery, cell therapy, mammalian cell culture and enzymatic bioconversion

Deployment of nanoscale photonic measurement techniques and expertise in microsystem design and fabrication

Droplet microfluidics, Bionanotechnology, Micro-analytical devices, Nanoparticle synthesis, Nanofluidics, Diagnostics, Ultra sensitive optical sensing

Biomaterials, Bioencapsulation, Cell entrapment, Drug delivery

Flow instabilities, enhanced mixing systems, optimization of micro-devices, micron-sized extensional rheometer, CFD

Development of applications with microfluidic devices

Asia and Australia


University / Institute



NanoBiotech Laboratory (Je-Kyun Park Group)[120]

Jianhua Qin Group[121]

Microfluidics Laboratory [122]

Institute of Microanalytical Systems[123]

YanYi Huang Lab[124]

Kitamori Lab[125]

Baba Lab

BINEL (Biophtonics and Nanoengineering Lab[126]

Micro/Nano Research Laboratory[127]

Micro/Nanofluidics Research Lab[128]

UoA Microfabrication laboratory[129]

Optoelectrofluidics, Hydrophoresis, Magnetophoresis, Cell-based assay system

Lab on a Chip, Biomedical applications

Microfluidic applications

Design and fabrication of microchips on different substrates, World-to-chip interfacing-On-chip sample introduction and pretreatment, High resolution separation of bio samples in microfluidic systems; Detection systems in microfluidics; Microsensors

Microfluidic applications in bioengineering, analytical chemistry, and chemical biology; Nanophotonics; Integrated optics and biophotonics

organic chemistry , integrated chemistry on a chip

Lab on a chip

Railed Microfluidics, Optofluidics, BioMems, Optics

modeling, electrowetting

microfluidics, nanofluidics, droplet-based microfluidics, lab on a chip

Microfluidics, Metabolomics, Gene sensors, lab on a chip


    1. ^ Center for High-Throughput Biology
    2. ^ Centre for Advanced Micro-Electro-Fluidics
    3. ^ David Juncker Micro and Nano Bioengineering Group
    4. ^ Carolyn Ren's Group
    5. ^ Lin lab Immuno trafficking group
    6. ^ Axel Guenther's Group
    7. ^ Wheeler Lab-on-a-Chip Group
    8. ^ Microinstrumentation Laboratory
    9. ^ Prof. D.J. Harisson's Group
    10. ^ Advanced Micro- / Nano- Devices Lab
    11. ^ UVic Microfluidics Group
    12. ^ Ellis Meng Group
    13. ^ Dr. Hang Lu Group
    14. ^ Anup K. Singh Group
    15. ^ Don DeVoe Group
    16. ^ IMG, BioMEMS and Microfluidics Laboratory
    17. ^ Don DeVoe Group
    18. ^ ASU Micro/Nanofluidics Lab
    19. ^ [1]
    20. ^ Qiao Lin's Lab
    21. ^ Daniel Attinger's Lab
    22. ^ Bioanalytical Microsystems & Biosensors Lab
    23. ^ Craighead Research Group
    24. ^ [2]
    25. ^ Kirby Research Group
    26. ^ M.D.-ERL (Mississippi State University)
    27. ^ Orlin Velev's web page ( Orlin D. Velev )
    28. ^ Stanford Microfluidics Laboratory
    29. ^ Stephen Quake's Group
    30. ^ [3]
    31. ^ SMALL (nanobio Sensors and MicroActuators Learning Lab)
    32. ^ MicroSystems and BioMEMS Lab
    33. ^ Lab-on-a-Chip Diagnostics
    34. ^ Vanapalli Lab
    35. ^ Mathies Research Group
    36. ^ Luke Lee BioPOETS Group
    37. ^ Amy Herr Group
    38. ^ BioMiNT Group
    39. ^ Cubaud Research Group
    40. ^ Di Carlo Microfluidic Research Group
    41. ^ Squires Research Group
    42. ^ Biosensors Lab
    43. ^ The Penn State BioNEMS Group
    44. ^ Laboratory for Multiscale Regenerative Technologies
    45. ^ Innovations in International Health
    46. ^ Microfluidic/Nanofluidic Research Group
    47. ^ Hatsopoulos Microfluids Laboratory
    48. ^ Klavs F. Jensen Lab
    49. ^ Khademhosseini
    50. ^ Manalis Laboratory
    51. ^ Biological Microtechnology and BioMEMS Group
    52. ^ High Throughput Neurotechnology Group
    53. ^ Experimental Soft Condensed Matter Group
    54. ^ The Whitesides Research Group
    55. ^ The Quake Research Group
    56. ^ UCLA Microsystems Laboratories
    57. ^ The laboratory of Rustem Ismagilov
    58. ^ Burns Research Group
    59. ^ BioMEMS and Microsystems Research Group
    60. ^ Daniel Chiu Group
    61. ^ Albert Folch Group
    62. ^ Paul Yager Group
    63. ^ Shashi Murthy Group
    64. ^ Sandip Ghosal Group
    65. ^ John Wikswo Group
    66. ^ Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory
    67. ^ Nano Systems Research Group
    68. ^ Institute of Sensor and Actuator Systems
    69. ^ Research Group SynBioC
    70. ^ Group Renaud
    71. ^ Demetri Psaltis Group
    72. ^ [4]
    73. ^ [5]
    74. ^ Department of Micro and Nanotechnology
    75. ^ Department of Micro and Nanosciences
    76. ^ Division of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
    77. ^ VTT
    78. ^ [6]
    79. ^ MMN Group
    80. ^ Lab of the Future
    81. ^ LadHyX
    82. ^ Microchannel fabrication by plasma polymerization
    83. ^ [7]
    84. ^ Max Planck Institute: Microfluidics research group
    85. ^ Microfluidics and Nanofluidics
    86. ^ IMM: Institut für Mikrotechnik Mainz GmbH
    87. ^ ISAS: Institute for Analytical Sciences
    88. ^ [8]
    89. ^ Experimental Biophysics and Applied Nanoscience at University of Bielefeld
    90. ^ HSG-IMIT
    91. ^ IMTEK - Laboratory for MEMS Applications
    92. ^ Belder Research Group
    93. ^ IPHT Microfluidics Department
    94. ^ ICT Group of Microreaction Technology
    95. ^ KeymerLab
    96. ^ TNO Microfluidics
    97. ^ MCS: Mesoscale Chemical Systems
    98. ^ BIOS: The Lab-on-a-Chip Group
    99. ^ POF: Physics of Fluids
    100. ^ Garstecki lab of microfluidics and complex fluids, IChF PAN
    101. ^ Chemical Sensor Research Group
    102. ^ Nanobiotechnology and Lab-on-a-Chip Group
    103. ^ Microsystem Technology Group
    104. ^ Transport and separations group
    105. ^ Microfluidics and Lab-on-a-chip Research Group
    106. ^ [9]
    107. ^ [10]
    108. ^ [11]
    109. ^ [12]
    110. ^ [13]
    111. ^ Bioelectronics Group
    112. ^ Microfluidics and Microengineering Group
    113. ^ UCL Mechanical Engineering : Microfluidics
    114. ^ [14]
    115. ^ [15]
    116. ^ [16]
    117. ^ Laboratory of Biomaterials & Bioencapsulation
    118. ^ Transport Phenomena Research Center
    119. ^ Immunoelectroanalysis Group
    120. ^ NanoBiotech Laboratory (Prof. Je-Kyun Park), Department of Bio and Brain Engineering, KAIST
    121. ^ Jianhua Qin Group
    122. ^ Microfluidics Research Group
    123. ^ Fang's Group
    124. ^ YanYi Huang Research Group
    125. ^ Kitamori Lab Group
    126. ^ BINEL(Biophtonics and Nanoengineering Lab)
    127. ^ Micro/Nano Research Laboratory
    128. ^ N. T. Nguyen's Micro/Nanofluidics Research Lab
    129. ^ Auckland Microfab

New Zealand University of Canterbury Nanostructure Engineering, Science and Technology Research Group (Nanofabrication Lab) Semiconductor material processing, nanofabrication, and sensor and device development. This is the main fabrication facility for the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology as well.

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