Student working on a research project.

Development Of Hepatocyte-Alignment Microfluidic Device

Simple devices to create tissues that can replicate patient specific organ function have the potential to impact many areas of biomedicine (e.g. point-of-care diagnostics, tailored therapy, and basic research.) The goal of this project is to create and test a simple microfluidic system for replicating anatomical packing of Hepatocyte cells. This involves design, fabrication, and testing of a simple microfluidic system followed by cell culturing to seed the device.

This project requires knowledge of BioMEMS fabrication techniques as well as experience cultivating and maintaining cells.

Research Project Information

Disciplines: Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Student Skill-Set Needed: Experience with SU-8 and PDMS Microfabrication, Ability to work independently, Basic 2D CAD design in AutoCAD, Experience with basic culture technology
Compensation: Academic Credit, Volunteer
Available: Fall, Spring, Summer


For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:

Faculty Member: Julian Lippmann
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Biomedical Engineering
Office: 301 Bonner Hall
Phone: 716 645-8499