Microfluidics - A Journey into the World of Little Droplets

Florian Kotzur, Stefan Krumpen

project report

While investigating and discarding all sorts of project ideas, we came across the website [1] of researchers who are working in the area of microfluidics. We got curious and reading around the topic we found out about potential application areas of microfluidics in medicine and biotechnology and devices such as miniaturized labs-on-a-chip for analyzing blood samples and micropumps that move tiny volumes of fluids (microliters to nanoliters). We decided to enter this research area by trying to control the movement of little droplets, even though at school we do not have access to many of the materials and tools used by scientists at research institutes.

[1] http://www.ece.duke.edu/research/microfluidics/

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