Microfluidic Systems

Dr. Peter D. Jones
Group Leader Biomedical Micro and Nano Engineering

Microfluidic systems use tiny channels, reservoirs, valves, and sensors to control fluids in confined spaces. Microfluidic technologies have become central tools for precise fluid manipulation and offer a wide range of applications. When combined with electrochemical sensors, the clarity and depth of insight into the systems under study is dramatically enhanced.

This synergy not only paves the way for scalability and parallelization, but also ushers in a new era of instrumentation with increased throughput, reduced cost, and the ability to address more complex and specific questions.

Join us on the cutting edge of microfluidic device fabrication. We use advanced scientific techniques to meet your challenging microfluidic research and application needs.

Photolithographic microfluidic channel fabrication: Using the precision of photolithographic processes, we fabricate permanent microfluidic channels. This ensures consistent and reliable flow dynamics for your experimental or application needs.

Sensor Integration and Embedding: Our expertise doesn't stop with channel fabrication. We are skilled in embedding and integrating sensors directly into the microfluidic structures for seamless data acquisition and enhanced system functionality.

External layer/sensor integration: Whether it's membranes or other specialized layers, we can integrate them with unmatched precision. With placement accuracies down to 1 µm, we ensure that your device is tailored with intricate detail to meet your experimental needs.

Comprehensive fluidic interfaces: From the nanoscale to the macroscale, we specialize in creating interfaces that ensure smooth transition and compatibility between nano-, micro-, and macrofluidic systems. This allows for comprehensive device functionality to meet multi-scale fluidic requirements.

Tailored to excellence: Every project we undertake is a testament to our commitment to precision, innovation, and scientific rigor. Let us help you turn your conceptual designs into tangible, high-performance microfluidic devices. Contact us today to discuss how we can meet your research and development needs.

What we offer:

  • Precision manufacturing at any scale: 
    • Macrofluidics (>100 µm): CNC milling, FDM and SLA 3D printing
    • Microfluidics (>1 µm): UV photolithography and soft lithography
    • Nanofluidics (>10 nm): Ion beam milling
  • Seamless integration: From prototype to low-volume production, we specialize in the design and manufacture of fluidic components in the most complex dimensions. If your project requires interfaces between macro, micro and nano scales, we have the expertise to develop them seamlessly.

Collaborate with us and let our commitment to precision, innovation, and scientific excellence transform your concepts into high-performance microfluidic devices. Contact us to discuss your research and development goals.


  • Spin coater (SÜSS Mikrotek)  
  • Dip coater  
  • Mask aligner (SÜSS Mikrotek)  
  • Profilometer (Bruker)  
  • Laser scanning microscope (Keyence)  
  • Scanning electron microscope (Zeiss)  
  • Microfluidic pressure pump (Fluigent)  
  • Diebonder (finetech)  
  • Potentiostat (Gamry, AMTEK, Biologic)  
  • Patch-clamp Amplifier (Axon)