On June 23-28, we attended ICMAT 2019 held in Marina Bay Sands, Singapore (https://icmat2019.mrs.org.sg/). Everyone from the group successfully delivered oral and poster presentations. Jason and Sindhu received the best poster awards. Congratulations to all!
Sindhu's paper on modular flow-focusing droplet generator is published in RSC Advances. Congratulations Sindhu!
3D printed fittings and fluidic modules for customizable droplet generators
RSC Adv. In press (2019)
Takuma's paper on Teflon film microchannels by xurography is published in Biomicrofluidics. Congratulations Takuma, Atsushi and Pravien. The work is in collaboration with Iwase Group (Waseda U) and Doyle Group (MIT).
Rapid prototyping of fluoropolymer microchannels by xurography for improved solvent resistance
Biomicrofluidics 12, 064105 (2018)
Jason's paper on dual sacrificial molding published in Micromachines. Congratulations Jason!
Dual Sacrificial Molding: Fabricating 3D Microchannels with Overhang and Helical Features
Micromachines. 2018 Oct; 9(10): 523.
Xiaohao joins us as a summer UROP and will work on digital fabrication and 3D food printing. Welcome Xiaohao!
The paper on highly stretchable hydrogels is published in Journal of Materials Chemistry B. The work is in collaboration with Prof. Kevin Ge (SUTD). Congratulations!
Highly stretchable hydrogels for UV curing based high-resolution multimaterial 3D printing
Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2018, 6 (20), 3246-3253
Jason's Work on PVA sacrificial molding is published in Macromolecular Materials and Engineering. Congratulations, Jason!
Fabrication of 3D Microfluidic Channels and In‐Channel Features Using 3D Printed, Water‐Soluble Sacrificial Mold
Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, 2018, 303 (3), 1700484
Thank you for the productive year 2017- Happy holidays everyone!
Jason and Pravien exploring application of 3D printing for microfabrication. Enjoy!
Bryan, Tze Yang and Young Loon from Ruffles Institute worked in our group over six months this year. Below is a note from them after their SMP (Science Mentorship Program) experience.
It was an eye-opening experience to be exposed into the field of engineering, especially into microfluidics. We learnt so much about various scientific/engineering concepts, such as fluid dynamics, material science, etc., finding out about the many applications microfluidics are used for and how it impacts our world. Through the experience we gained a new perspective on engineering.
We are thankful for the opportunity to access the lab, comprising of so many different cool equipment, ranging from the cutting plotter to the corona discharge. Our most memorable moments in the SMP experience would have to be the times when we were trying out new things/methods in the lab, whether it was using various methods to seal the PDMS layer to the inlet/outlet opening or trying out different designs on the cameo, having a lot of fun in the process.
Professor Hashimoto is an amazing mentor. His invaluable guidance and support let us learn and grow so much, not just in terms of our scientific knowledge, but also in terms of proper techniques and conduct in scientific research. Through the process, we have also grown so much in terms of our character as well. Professor Hashimoto is a mentor who is very kind and caring towards his students, and always has high priority towards his students’ learning.
Our SMP journey with Professor Hashimoto was a very meaningful and amazing learning experience, one that we will never forget.
Thank you, Bryan, Tze Yang and Young Loon. All the best!