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Nanofluidics & Microfluidics

Fluidic phenomena at nanometer-to-micrometer length scales constitute a vibrant area of research in the department.  Fundamental studies address the unique properties of fluid flow in nanometer-scale vessels, alterations to molecular reactivity resulting from crowding and confinement, the special nature of the micro-nano interface, and the use of external fields to drive transport and reactivity.  Applications of fluidics range from lab-on-a-chip (micro total analysis) systems for chemical and biochemical analysis to ultra-efficient reactive processing and catalysis. 

Basar Bilgicer

Associate Professor

Office: 171 Fitzpatrick Hall
Phone: 574.631.1429
Email: bbilgicer@nd.edu

Lab: Fitzpatrick A52, A56, A58, & A69


Research Areas

  • Nanomedicine and Targeted Drug Delivery in Cancers
  • Selective Inhibition of Allergic Responses and Autoimmunity
  • Multivalent Biomolecular Interactions
  • Biosensor Development
Paul Bohn

Paul Bohn

Schmitt Professor

Office: 316 Stinson-Remick
Phone: 574.631.1849
Email: pbohn@nd.edu

Lab: 319, 322, 323 Stinson-Remick


Research Areas

  • Chemical Sensors
  • Lab-on-a-chip/micro total analytical systems
  •  Bioimaging
Hsueh-Chia Chang

Hsueh-Chia Chang

Bayer Professor

Office: 118B Cushing Hall
Phone: 574.631.5697
Email: hchang@nd.edu

Research Areas

  • Microfluidics
  • Electrokinetics
  • Biosensing
  • Plasmonics
David Leighton

David Leighton

Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies

Office: 179 Fitzpatrick Hall
Phone: 574.631.6698
Email: dtl@nd.edu

Lab: A68


Research Areas

  • Suspension Mechanics
  • Separations


Satyajyoti Senapati

Research Assistant Professor

Office: 321 Stinson Remick
Phone: 574.631.9158
Email: ssenapat@nd.edu

Lab: 304 Stinson Remick

Research Areas

  • Biosensing and Biomarkers