Interconnects and Packaging:
in-plane polymer interconnects enable rapid,
on-demand connections to microfluidic devices.
Our approach features plug-and-play connections
between non-coring syringe needles and on-chip
septums integrated into a microfluidic device.
(funding sources: NSF CAREER & USC startup)
Geobiological Interface Imaging and Microfluidics
This program seeks to
bridge microfluidics and
geobiology by initiating
partnerships between engineers, geobiologists and
others. Geobiology considers microbial
influence on the earth’s environment and vice versa.
In particular, this program seks to seed
interdisciplinary research and build prototype
platforms to enable the investigation microbial
ecology, microbe-microbe interactions,
microbe-mineral interactions, and other geochemical
(funding sources: USC College Initiative)