Microfluidic chip manufacturing
Pressure measurement and calibration
We have developed a liquid-based pressure sensor embedded in a chip using a
colour-switched hydrogel and have shown that it can resolve pressures as low
as 20mbar with a resolution of 10mbar.
Here we propose to develop and build a stand-alone pressure sensing unit,
based on our previous results, to be connected non-invasively to various
microfluidic devices. With such a unit, we hope to be able to attract the
interest of potential industrial partners such as microfluidic companies
working in fluid control, biotechnology or pharma. Establishing a dialogue
with these companies will help define the direction of future technology
development and secure additional funding.
The ability to accurately measure pressure in microfluidic devices is
essential for lab-on-a-chip applications, as it is required for flow control,
monitoring and characterisation of fluids. However, such measurements face
specific challenges with respect to integrability and coupling to liquid
phases and commercially available pressure sensors often lack the required
We have recently developed such a sensor based on an optical measurement and
now propose to develop a stand-alone unit which is a crucial step between our
laboratory proof of concept and the development of a technologically viable
This post-doctoral project is part of a project funded by the CARNOT Institute
of the IPGG Microfluidics Institute.
We are looking for a motivated candidate who has completed his/her PhD in
physics or materials science. Experience in rheology, complex fluids or
microfluidics will be considered a plus. An interest in technology transfer is
Research Field: Physics
Location: France › MARSEILLE 13
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