Microfluidics Publications


1. A. Quell, T. Sottmann, C. Studenrauch Diving into the Finestructure of Macroporous Polymer Foams Sunthesized via Emulsion Templating: A Phase Diagram Study. Langmuir (2017) DOI:10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b03762

2. Z. Isiksacan, M. T. Guler, B. Aydogdu, I. Bilican and C. EJ. d’Allesandro, A. Solon, Y. Hayakawa, C. Anjard, F. Detcheverry, J-P. Rieu and C. Rivière Contact enhancement of locomotion in spreading cell colonies. arXiv:1701.01225v1 [physics.bio-ph]


1. M. Schwarz-Schilling, L. Aufinger, A. Mückl and F. C. Simmel Chemical communication between bacteria and cell-free gene expression systems within linear chains of emulsion droplets Integrative Biology (2016) DOI:10.1039/C5IB00301F

2. Z. Isiksacan, M. T. Guler, B. Aydogdu, I. Bilican and C. Elbuken Rapid fabrication of microfluidic PDMS devices from reusable PDMS molds using laser ablation Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering 26 (3), (2016) DOI: 10.1088/0960-1317/26/3/035008

3. K. Muijlwijk, E. Hinderink, D. Ershov, C. Berton-Carabin and K. Schroën Interfacial tension measured at high expansion rates and within milliseconds using microfluidics Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 470, 71-79 (2016) DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2016.02.041

4. T. Houssin, J. Cramer, R. Grojsman, L. Bellahsene, G. Colas, H. Moulet, W. Minnella, C. Pannetier, M. Le Berre, A. Plecis and Y. Chen Ultra-fast, sensitive and large-volume on-chip real-time PCR for the molecular diagnosis of bacterial and viral infections Lab on a Chip (2016) DOI:10.1039/C5LC01459J

5. K. Sarveswaran, V. Kurz, Z. Dong, T. Tanaka, S. Penny and G. Timp Synthetic Capillaries to Control Microscopic Blood Flow Scientific Reports 6 (2016) DIO: 10.1038/srep21885

6. Lian Duan, Zhen Cao and Levent Yobas  Pressure driven liquid chromatography in self-enclosed glass microcapillaries integrated on silicon 2016 IEEE 29th International Conference MEMS (2016)

7. Antonio Rodríguez de Castro, M. Oostrom and N. Shokri Effects of shear-thinning fluids on residual oil formation in microfluidic pore networks Journal of Colloid and Interface Science Volume 472 (15) 34–43 (20016) DIO: 10.1016/j.jcis.2016.03.027

8. Antonio Rodrıguez de Castro, N. Shokri, N. Karadimitriou, M. Oostrom and V. Joekar-Niasar Experimental study on nonmonotonicity of capillary desaturation curves in a 2-D pore network AguPublications 2016 DIO: 10.1002/2015WR017727

9. A. Andres Leal, M. Naeimirad, L. Gottardo,P. Schuetz, A. Zadhoush and R. Hufenus Microfluidic behavior in melt-spun hollow and liquid core fibers International Journal of Polymeric Materials and Polymeric Biomaterials 65 (9), (2016) DIO: 10.1080/00914037.2015.1129957

10. T. Zhang, P. Costigan, N. Varshney and A. Tricoli Disposable micro stir bars by photodegradable organic encapsulation of hematite–magnetite nanoparticles RSC Advances 6, 33843-33850 (2016) DIO: 10.1039/C5RA22082C

11. A. Gerami, P. Mostaghimi, R. T. Armstrong, A. Zamani and Majid E. Warkiani A microfluidic framework for studying relative permeability in coal International Journal of Coal Geology 159, 183–193 (2016) DIO: 10.1016/j.coal.2016.04.002

12. A.R. Chaudhury, A.K. Pantazis and N. Chronis An image contrast-based pressure sensor Sensors and Actuators A: Physical 245, 63-67 (2016) DIO: 10.1016/j.sna.2016.04.057

13. C. Martino, D. Vigolo, X. Casadevalli Solvas, S. Stavrakis and A. J. deMello Real-Time PEGDA-Based Microgel Generation and Encapsulation in Microdroplets Advanced Matherials Technologies 1 (2) (2016) DIO: 10.1002/admt.201600028

14. N. Mavrogiannis, M. Ibo, X. Fu, F. Crivellari and Z. Gagnon  Microfluidics made easy: A robust low-cost constant pressure flow controller for engineers and cell biologists AIP Biomicrofluidics 10, 034107 (2016) DIO: 10.1063/1.4950753

15. M. Marcali and C. Elbuken Impedimetric detection and lumped element modelling of a hemagglutination assay in microdroplets Lab on a Chip (2016) DIO: 10.1039/C6LC00623J

16. S. Sahin, O. Bliznyuk, A. R. Cordova and K. Schroën Microfluidic EDGE emulsification: the importance of interface interactions on droplet formation and pressure stability Nature Scientific Reports 6, 26407  (2016) DIO: 10.1038/srep26407

17. M. C. Tarhan, N. Lafitte, Y. Tauran, L. Jalabert, M. Kumemura, G. Perret, B.n Kim, A. W. Coleman, H. Fujita and D. Collard A rapid and practical technique for real-time monitoring of biomolecular interactions using mechanical responses of macromolecules Scientific Reports 6, 28001  (2016) DIO: 10.1038/srep28001

18. C. Dejous, H. Hallil, V. Raimbault, Jean-Luc Lachaud, B. Plano, R. Delépée, P. Favetta, L. Agrofoglio and D. Rebière Love acoustic wave-based devices and molecularly-imprinted polymers as versatile sensors for electronic nose or tongue for cancer monitoring Sensors 16 (6), 915  (2016) DIO: 10.3390/s16060915

19. T. van de Laar, S. ten Klooster, K. Schroën and J. Sprakel Transition-state theory predicts clogging at the microscale Nature Scientific Reports 6, 28450  (2016) DIO: 10.1038/srep28450

20. K. P. Nolan, A. Agarwal, S. Lei and R. Shields Viscoelastic flow in an obstructed microchannel at high Weissenberg number Microfluidics and Nanofluidics Reports 1613-4982  (2016) DIO: 10.​1007/​s10404-016-1765-7

21. A. Quell, B. de Bergolis, W. Drenckhan and C. Stubenrauch How the locus of initiation influences the morphology and the pore connectivity of a monodisperse polymer foam Macromolecules 49 (14), pp 5059–5067 (2016) DIO: 10.1021/acs.macromol.6b00494

22. P. Vilkinis, M. Valantinavičius, N. Pedišius Investigation of fluid flow structure in open type cavity under stationary and pulsatile flow conditions Energetika 62, pp 37–44 (2016)

23. K. P. Nolan, A. Agarwal, S. Lei and E. Dalton Mixing enhancement due to viscoelastic instability in serpentine microchannels at very large Weissenberg numbers 15th IEEE Intersociety Conference on Thermal and Thermomechanical Phenomena in Electronic Systems pp 301–306 (2016) DIO: 10.1109/ITHERM.2016.7517564

24. R. Sinha, S. Le Gac, N. Verdonschot, A. van den Berg, B. Koopman and J. Rouwkema Endothelial cell alignment as a result of anisotropic strain and flow induced shear stress combinations Nature Scientific Reports  6 (2016) DIO: 10.1038/srep29510

25. T. Chen, B. Gomez-Escoda, J. Munoz-Garcia, J. Babic, L. Griscom, Pei-Yun Jenny Wu and D. Coudreuse A drug-compatible and temperature-controlled microfluidic device for live-cell imaging Open Biology (2016) DIO: 10.1098/rsob.160156

26. T. van de Laar, S. ten Klooster, K. Schroën and J. Sprakel Transition-state theory predicts clogging at the microscale Nature Scientofic Reports 6 (2016) DIO: 10.1038/srep28450

27. K. P. NolanEmail, A. Agarwal, S. Lei and R. Shields Viscoelastic flow in an obstructed microchannel at high Weissenberg number Microfluid Nanofluid 20, 101 (2016) DIO: 10.1007/s10404-016-1765-7

28. A. Quell, B. de Bergolis, W. Drenckhan and C. Stubenrauch How the locus of initiation influences the morphology and the pore connectivity of a monodisperse polymer foam Macromolecules 49 (14), pp 5059–5067 (2016) DIO: 10.1021/acs.macromol.6b00494

29. P. Vilkinis, M. Valantinavičius, N. Pedišius Investigation of fluid flow structure in open type cavity under stationary and pulsatile flow conditions Energetika 62 (1–2), pp 37–44 (2016) DIO: 10.1098/rsob.160156

30. K. P. Nolan, A. Agarwal, S. Lei and E. Dalton Mixing enhancement due to viscoelastic instability in serpentine microchannels at very large Weissenberg numbers Thermal and Thermomechanical Phenomena in Electronic Systems (ITherm), 2016 15th IEEE Intersociety Conference DIO: 10.1109/ITHERM.2016.7517564

31. R. Sinha, S. Le Gac, N. Verdonschot, A. van den Berg, B. Koopman and J. Rouwkema Endothelial cell alignment as a result of anisotropic strain and flow induced shear stress combinations Scientific Reports 6, 29510 (2016) DIO: 10.1038/srep29510

32. V. Claver´ıa, O. Aouane, M. Thiebaud, M. Abkarian, G. Coupier, C; Misbah, T. John and C. Wagnera Cluster of red blood cells in microcapillary flow: hydrodynamic versus macromolecule induced interaction (2016)

33. L. Lanotte, J. Mauer, S. Mendez, D. A. Fedosov, J.-M. Fromental, V. Clavería, F. Nicoud, G. Gompper and M. Abkarian A new look at blood shear-thinning Soft Condensed Matter (2016)

34. P. Frank, J. Schreiter, S. Haefner, G. Paschew, A. Voigt and A. Richter Integrated microfluidic membrane transistor utilizing chemical information for on-chip flow control PLOS (2016) DIO: 10.1371/journal.pone.0161024

35. I. R. Damian, S. Hardt and C. Balan Focusing and diffusion processes U.P.B. Sci. Bull 78, 3, (2016)

36. W. Raimes, M. Rubi, A. Super, M. P.C. Marques, F. Veraitch and N. Szita Transfection in perfused microfluidic cell culture devices: A case study Process Biochemistry (2016) DIO: 10.1016/j.procbio.2016.09.006

37. D. Kim A microfluidics-based pulpal arteriole blood flow phantom for validation of doppler ultrasound devices in pulpal blood flow velocity measurement Journal of Endodontics 42 (1) pp 1660–1666 (2016) DIO: 10.1016/j.joen.2016.08.008

38. Y. Zhou and C. M. Schroeder Transient and average unsteady dynamics of single polymers in large-amplitude oscillatory extension Macromolecules 49 (20), pp 8018–8030 (2016) DIO: 10.1021/acs.macromol.6b01606

39. R. Costa-Almeida, L. Gasperini, J. Borges, P. S. Babo, M. T. Rodrigues, J. F. Mano, R. L. Reis and M. E. Gomes Microengineered multicomponent hydrogel fibers: combining polyelectrolyte complexation and microfluidics ACS Biomater. Sci. Eng. (2016) DIO: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.6b00331

40. E. SecchiS. MarbachA. NiguèsD. SteinA. Siria and L. Bocquet Massive radius-dependent flow slippage in carbon nanotubes Nature 537, 210–213  DIO: 10.1038/nature19315

41. L.E. Eland, A. Wipat, S. Lee, S. Park and L.J. Wu Microfluidics for bacterial imaging Methods in Microbiology (2016) DIO: 10.1016/bs.mim.2016.10.002

42. L. LanotteJ. MauerS. MendezD. A. FedosovJ.-M. FromentalV. ClaveriaF. NicoudG. Gompper and M. Abkarian Red cells’ dynamic morphologies govern blood shear thinning under microcirculatory flow conditions PNAS 113 (47) pp 13289–13294 (2016) DIO: 10.1073/pnas.1608074113

43. J. Kang, D. Lee, Y. Jin Heo, W. Kyun Chung On-chip automation of sequential flow switching with serially connectable fluidic monostable multivibrator Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) (2016) DIO: 10.1109/IROS.2016.7759774

44. S. Nayak, N. R. Blumenfeld, T. Laksanasopin, and S. K. Sia Point-of-care diagnostics: recent developments in a connected age Anal. Chem. (2016) DIO: 10.1021/acs.analchem.6b04630

45. K. Osei-Bonsu, P. Grassia, N. Shokri Investigation of foam flow in a 3D printed porous medium in the presence of oil Journal of Colloid and Interface Science (2016) DIO: 10.1016/j.jcis.2016.12.015

46. A. Ofner, D. G. Moore,P. A. Rühs, P. Schwendimann, M. Eggersdorfer, E. Amstad, D. A. Weitz, A. R. Studart High-throughput step emulsification for the production of functional materials using a glass microfluidic device  Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics (2016) DIO: 10.1002/macp.201600472


1. S. Sinha, S. Le Gac, N. Verdonschot, A. van den Berg, B. Koopmanand J. Rouwkema  A medium throughput device to study the effects of combinations of surface strains and fluid-flow shear stresses on cellsLab on a Chip 15, 429-439 (2015) DOI: 10.1039/C4LC01259C

2. S. Halldorsson, E.Lucumi, R. Gomez-Sjöberg, R. M.T. Fleming Advantages and challenges of microfluidic cell culture in polydimethylsiloxane Biosensors and Bioelectronics 63, 218–231 (2015) DOI:10.1016/j.bios.2014.07.029

3. C. Lerma Arce, K. De VosT. ClaesK. KomorowskaP. Bienstman SOI microringmesonatorsensor integrated on a fiber facet Lab on fiber technology 56, 53-68 (2015) DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-06998-2_3

4. E. Pinto, V. Faustino, Raquel O. Rodrigues, D. Pinho, V. Garcia, João M. Miranda and Rui Lima A rapid and low-cost nonlithographic method to fabricate biomedical microdevices for blood flow analysis Micromachines 6, 121-135 (2015) DOI:10.3390/mi6010121

5. P. Isgor, M. Marcali, M. Keser, C. Elbuken Microfluidic droplet content detection using integrated capacitive sensors Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical (2015) DOI:10.1016/j.snb.2015.01.018

6. Y. J. Liu, M. Le Berre, F. Lautenschlaeger, P. Maiuri, A. Callan-Jones, M. Heuzé, T. Takaki, R. Voituriez, M. Piel Confinement and low adhesion induce fast amoeboid migration of slow mesenchymal cells, Cell 160 (4) 659-672 (2015) DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2015.01.007

7. S. Sahinand and   K. Schroëna Partitioned EDGE devices for high throughput production of monodisperse emulsion droplets with two distinct sizes Lab on a Chip 15, 2486-2495 (2015) DOI: 10.1039/C5LC00379B

8. G. P. Kanakaris, N. Fatsis-Kavalopoulos, L.G. Alexopoulos Laser activated single-use micropumps  Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 220, 549–556 (2015) DOI:10.1016/j.snb.2015.04.101

9. D. L. Diedhiou, R. Sauleau, and A. V. Boriskin  Microfluidically tunable microstrip filters, IEEE Transaction on microwave theory and techniques 63 (7) 0018-9480 (2015) DIO: 10.1109/TMTT.2015.2435704

10. B. Dersoir, M. Robert de Saint Vincent, M. Abkarian, H. Tabuteau Clogging of a single pore by colloidal particles Microfluidics and Nanofluidics (2015) DOI: 10.1007/s10404-015-1624-y

11. A. Rodríguez de Castro, N. Shokri, N. Karadimitriou, M. Oostrom, and V. Joekar-Niasar Experimental study on nonmonotonicity of Capillary Desaturation Curves in a 2-D pore network Water Reources Research  51 (10), 8517–8528 (2015) DOI: 10.1002/2015WR017727

12. S. K. Sadanandan, O. Baltekin, K. E. G. Magnusson, A. Boucharin, P. Ranefall, J. Jalden and J. Elf Segmentation and Track-Analysis in Time-Lapse Imaging of Bacteria IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing 10(1), 174 – 184 (2015) DOI: 10.1007/s10404-015-1624-y

13. A. Bakal, C. Vannahme, A. Kristensen and U. Levy Tunable on chip optofluidic laser Appl. Phys. Lett. 107, 211105 (2015) DOI: 10.1063/1.4936235

14. A. Pallandre, S. Korchane, I. Le Potier, J. Gamby, B. Lassus, S. Méance, S. Chebil, A. Plecis, B. Xiong, C. Ringard-Lefebvre, V. Rosilio, M. Taverna, and A. Haghiri-Gosnet Study of surface charge instabilities by EOF measurements on a chip: a real-time hysteresis and peptide adsorption based methodology Langmuir 31 (37), (2015) DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b02413

15. D. K. Bishi, L. Gasperini, A.P. Marques, J.F. Mano and R.L. Reis Development of janus hydrogel microcapsules as novel biomaterials-stem cells construct for 3D Co-culture applications Tissue Engineering Part A 21 (2015) DOI: 10.1089/ten.tea.2015.5000.abstracts

16. M. T. Guler, I. Bilican, S. Agan and C. Elbuken A simple approach for the fabrication of 3D microelectrodes for impedimetric sensing Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering 25 (9)(2015) DOI: 10.1089/ten.tea.2015.5000.abstracts


1. K. Zimny, B.Mascaro, T. Brunet, O.Poncelet, C.Aristégui, J.Leng, O.Sandre, and O. Mondain-Monval Design of a fluorinated magneto-responsive material with tuneable ultrasound scattering properties Journal of Materials Chemistry B21285-1297 (2014) DOI: 10.1039/C3TB21585G

2. J. Castillo-León Microfluidics and Lab-on-a-Chip Devices: History and Challenges Lab-on-a-Chip Devices and Micro-Total Analysis Systems 1-15 (2015) DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-08687-3_1

3. D. Holmes, G. Whyte, J. Bailey, N.Vergara-Irigaray, A. Ekpenyong, J. Guck and T. Duke Interface Focus  4(6): 20140011 (2014) DOI: 10.1098/rsfs.2014.0011

4. D. Conchouso, D. Castro, S. A. Khan and I. G. Foulds Three-dimensional parallelization of microfluidic droplet generators for a litre per hour volume production of single emulsions Lab on a Chip 14 (16), 3011-3020 (2014) DOI:10.1039/C4LC00379A


1. E. Zang, S.Brandes, M. Tovar, K. Martin, F.Mech, P.Horbert, T. Henkel, M.Thilo Figge and M. Roth Real-time image processing for label-free enrichment of Actinobacteria cultivated in picolitre droplets Lab on a Chip 13, 3707 (2013) DOI: 10.1039/c3lc50572c

2. T. Brunet, K.Zimny, B.Mascaro, O.Sandre, O.Poncelet, C. Aristéguiand O. Mondain-Monva Tuning miescattering resonances in soft materials with magnetic fields Physical Review Letters 111, 264301 (2013) DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.111.264301

3. A. Louër, A.Plecis, A.Pallandre, J.-C. Galas, A. Estevez-Torres and A.-M.Haghiri-Gosnet Pressure-assisted selective preconcentration in a straight nanochannel Analytical Chemistry 85 (16), 7948–7956 (2013) DOI: 10.1021/ac4016159

4. A. Testouri, M. Ranft, C. Honorez, N. Kaabeche, J. Ferbitz, D. Freidank and W. Drenckhan Generation of crystalline polyurethane foams using millifluidic Lab-on-a-Chip technologies Advanced Engineering Materials 15 (11),1086–1098 (2013) DOI: 10.1002/adem.201300077

5. O. M. Lancaster, M. Le Berre, A. Dimitracopoulos , D. Bonazzi, E. Zlotek-Zlotkiewicz, R. Picone, T.Duke, M. Piel, B. Baum Mitotic rounding alters cell geometry to ensure efficient bipolar spindle formation Developmental Cell 25(3), 270-83(2013) DOI: 10.1016/j.devcel.2013.03.014

6. J. Krajniak, Y. Hao, Ho Yi Mak and Hang Lu C.L.I.P.-continuous live imaging platform for direct observation of C. elegans physiological processes Lab on a Chip 13 2963-2971 (2013) DOI: 10.1039/C3LC50300C

7. M. Le Berre, Yan-Jun Liu, J. Hu, P. Maiuri, O. Be´nichou, R. Voituriez, Y. Chen and M. Piel Geometric friction directs cell migration Physical Review Letters 111, 198101 (2013) DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.111.198101


1. M. Le Berre, J. Aubertin and M. Piel Fine control of nuclear confinement identifies a threshold deformation leading to lamina rupture and induction of specific genes Integrative Biology 4(11) 1406-14 (2012) DOI:10.1039/c2ib20056b

2. A. Testouri, L.R. Arriaga, C. Honorez, M. Ranft, J.Rodrigues, A. van der Net, A. Lecchi, A. Salonen, E. Rio, R.-M Guillermic, D. Langevin, W. Drenckhan Generation of porous solids with well-controlled morphologies by combining foaming and flow chemistry on a Lab-on-a-Chip. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 413, 17–24 (2012) DOI:10.1016/j.colsurfa.2012.02.048