Laboratory for optofluidics and small scale transport phenomena

Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
What the facility does

Research and development of new optofluidic and lab-on-chip technology for sensing applications

Area(s) of Expertise

The laboratory for optofluidics and small-scale transport phenomena focuses on the development of integrated analytical platforms that combine miniature optical and fluidic structures, for use in biomedical and environmental applications, and in cell research. Utilizing a synergistic approach, we combine theory, computational simulations and experimental methodologies to develop our technologies. We employ commercial software (e.g. COMSOL, Lumerical, ANSYS, and so on) for simulating the solid mechanics, fluid dynamics, photonics and multiple simultaneous physical phenomena (multiphysics) associated with our designs. Our capabilities include laser and soft-lithography-based microfabrication, multiple-scale integration and experimental testing through several optical techniques, including fluorescence microscopy and surface plasmon resonance imaging.

Research Services

Microfabrication, lab-on-a-chip integration, optofluidics, nanofabrication, biosensing, biomedical diagnostics, single-cell analysis

Sectors of Application
  • Clean technology
  • Life sciences, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment
  • Manufacturing and processing

Name of equipment

Laser ablation engraving and cutting system

3D PDC-001 plasma cleaner

KLA-Tencor Alpha-Step D-100 stylus surface profilometer

Vacuum oven system with built-in inert gas inlet port

Tabletop hot plates (3)

Olympus IX83 fully Automated and Motorized Inverted  Microscope System

Olympus BXFM upright Focusing Module Microscope

Olympus CX22LFS1 inspection microscope

High-speed camera with maximum speed of 100,000 fps

USB2000+VIS-NIR portable spectrometer

Pump 11 Elite Nanomite fully programmable syringe pump

Pump 11 Elite Nanomite I/W programmable single syringe pump

Optical tables and diverse optomechanical equipment