Research and Educational Activities of the BioNanofluidics and Microfluidics Laboratory

Welcome to BNML (BioNanofluidics and Microfluidics Laboratory)

Hot News (뉴스)

Dr. Akhtar receives a best poster award in the BioChip 2024 Spring Conference with the paper titled "UV laser-based light-sheet photolithography system for the gel-grid-based digital assays". (포스트닥인 소피아 아크타르 박사님이 2024년도 바이오칩학회 춘계 학술대회에서 최우수포스터상을 수상하였습니다.)

Yeji, the Master's student in the BNML, receives a prestigious "Master's Student Scholarship" from the National Research Foundation. (석사과정 양예지 학생이 연구재단에서 지원하는 석사과정생연구장려금지원사업에 선정되었습니다. 축하합니다.)

Undergraduate reserachers Yeji Yang, Boseok Heo, Jintae Kim graduated! Best wishes to them. (학부연구생 양예지, 허보석, 김진태가 학사학위를 취득하였습니다. 학생들에 앞길에 무궁한 발전을 기원합니다. 양예지 학생은 명지대학교 기계과 대학원에 진학, 허보석 학생은 삼성엔지니어링, 김진태 학생은 SK실트론에 취업하였습니다. 축하합니다.)

The paper "Numerical-simulation-based Buffer Design for Microchip Electrophoresis with Capacitively Coupled Contactless Conductivity Detection". is just published in the BioChip Journal (IF 4.3). The research was funded by National Research Foundation.
우리 연구실의 SCI 논문 "Numerical-simulation-based Buffer Design for Microchip Electrophoresis with Capacitively Coupled Contactless Conductivity Detection"가 Biochip Journal에 게재되었습니다. 해당 연구는 연구재단에서 지원을 받았습니다.

Dr. Abdi Mirgissa Kaba, the first BNML Ph.D. graduate and postdoctoral scholar, got a job at CNRS (Centre national de la recherche scientifique), a world-class natioanl research lab in France. Best wishes for his future acadmic endeavor.
우리 연구실의 첫 박사 졸업생이자 박사후과정 연구원인 Kaba 박사가 세계적인 수준의 프랑스 국책 연구소인 CNRS에 가게 되었습니다. Kaba 박사님이 앞으로도 훌륭한 연구자로서 우뚝 설 수 있도록 많은 축복과 응원 바랍니다.

The paper "A Laser-micromachined PCB Electrolytic Micropump using an Oil-based Electrolyte Separation Barrier" is is just accepted to the BioChip Journal (IF 4.229). The research was funded by National Research Foundation.
우리 연구실의 SCI 논문 "A Laser-micromachined PCB Electrolytic Micropump using an Oil-based Electrolyte Separation Barrier"가 Biochip Journal에 게재가 결정되었습니다. 해당 연구는 건국대, 홍익대와의 국제공동연구의 결과입니다. 해당 연구는 연구재단에서 지원을 받았습니다.

Our Research Themes (연구주제)

Our lab is mainly interested in (1) a microfluidic/nanofluidic device, virtually a network of micro/nanoscale fluidic components, and (2) application of microfluidic and nanofluidic device to analyze biomolecules such as proteins, peptide, RNA, and DNA, which are crucial in assessing physiological state of a human. We are also working on (3) individual microscale fluidic components including a micropump, microvalve, micromixer, and microscale dialyzer, (4) novel microfabrication techniques such as micro 3D printing, laser machining, and hot embossing for plastic-based microfluidic/nanofluidic devices. Lastly, we are keen to explore (5) interesting micro/nanoscale physicochemical phenomena that are not observable in conventional macroscale fluidic systems including electrokinetics and microscale heat transfer. Ultimately, we are pursuing microanalytical systems or lab-on-a-chip (LOC) that can determine clinically and biologically essential biomolecules accurately, rapidly, and reliably - so that they can replace bulky, expensive, material-consuming, but essential analytical instruments in research or clinical laboratory.


우리 연구실은 (1) 마이크로스케일의 유체기계 네트워크로 구성된 미소유체/나노유체 디바이스의 설계 및 제작, (2) 사람의 건강상태를 진단할 수 있는 단백질, 펩티드, DNA, RNA 등 생체분자를 분석하는데 있어서 미소유체/나노유체 디바이스의 응용분야, (3) 마이크로 펌프, 마이크로 밸브, 마이크로믹서, 마이크로투석기 등 다양한 마이크로스케일의 유체기계의 설계 및 제작, (4) 3D 프린팅, 레이저머시닝, 핫임보싱과 같은 플라스틱 기반의 첨단 마이크로가공기술에 주로 관심을 가지고 다양한 연구를 수행하고 있습니다. 또한 일반적인 스케일에서는 관찰할 수 없으나 마이크로스케일에서 관찰가능한 물리화학적 현상 예를 들어 전현상, 마이크로열전달 현상 등에 대한 연구도 같이 수행하고 있습니다. 궁극적으로는 이러한 요소기술을 기반으로 의학적으로 혹은 생물학적으로 중요한 생체분자를 정확, 신속, 안정적으로 검출할 수 있는 마이크로 스케일의 분석기기, 즉 랩온어칩(LOC)을 개발하여 현재 의학, 생물학, 약학, 생화학 등 다양한 분야에서 사용되는 고가의 부피가 크고 많은 시료를 소비하는 기존의 분석장비를 대체하고자 합니다.



Where is the BNML located?

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Myongji University
#237 Engineering I
116 Myongji-ro, Cheoin-gu, Yongin
Gyeonggi-do 17058
South Korea
Tel: (+82) 31-339-1425


NEWS

7/12/2024
Minjun Jeon (전민준), a 2nd-year undergraduate student, joined the BNML. Warm welcome to him.

5/24/2024
Dr. Akhtar receives a best poster award in the BioChip 2024 Spring Conference with the paper titled "UV laser-based light-sheet photolithography system for the gel-grid-based digital assays".

5/23/2024
BNML present five posters in the BioChip 2024 Spring Conference: "Fluidics-free digital PCR based on microphotopartitioning", "UV laser-based light-sheet photolithography system for the gel-grid-based digital assays", "UV-adhesive-assisted hybrid bonding of a 3D-printed microfluidic chip and PMMA coverslip", "Design and operation optimization of a 3D-printed sharp-edge micromixer using streaming analysis", and "Robust acousto-fluidic micromixer based on a PDMS microballoon actuator".

3/29/2024
Yeji, a master's student in the BNML, receives a prestigious Master's Student Scholarship Award from National Research Foundation.

3/1/2024
Yeji(양예지) started her Master's study in the BNML.

2/21/2024
Undergraduate researchers, Yeji Yang(양예지), Boseok Heo(허보석), and Jintae Kim(김진태), are graduated with their B.S. degrees. Best wishes for their professional endeavor ahead.

1/3/2024
The paper titled "Numerical-simulation-based Buffer Design for Microchip Electrophoresis with Capacitively Coupled Contactless Conductivity Detection" was just published in the BioChip Journal.

11/6/2023
Youngbin Kim(김영빈), 4th-year undergraduate student, joined the BNML. Warm welcome to Youngbin.

11/4/2023
BNML present two posters in the KSME 2023 Fall Conference: "UV-adhesive-based hybrid bonding between a 3D-printed chip and PMMA sheet" and "Fabrication and Characterization of Ultra-thin PDMS Membrane Actuator".

10/16/2023
Sofonias and co-authors present a poster titled "High-performance Microfluidic DNA Extractor Based- on Optimized Excitation Voltage and 3d Out-of-plane Cavitation Microstreaming" in the MicroTAS 2023 conference.

9/1/2023
Dr. Sophia Ahktar (소피아 아크타르), a postdoc graduated from SKKU, joined the BNML. Warm welcome to her.

8/25/2023
Dohyn Park (박도현), a 3rd-year undergraduate student, joined the BNML. Warm welcome to him.

8/23/2023
Dr. Abdi Mirgissa Kaba, the first BNML Ph.D. graduate and postdoctoral scholar, got a job at CNRS (Centre national de la recherche scientifique), a world-class natioanl research lab in France. Best wishes for his future acadmic endeavor.

6/1/2023
BNML present two posters in the BioChip 2023 Spring Conference: "Effects of Operating Conditions and Device Design on Extraction Performance of Cavitation-microstreaming-based Microfluidic DNA Extractor" and "In-situ Polyacrylamide Gel-grid Microphotopatterning for Digital Bioassays".

4/21/2023 BNML present a poster titled "Dropletless Digital PCR (DldPCR) with In-situ Microphotopatterned Hydrogel Grids" in The 2023 Samsung Global Technology Symposium, Seoul, Korea.

3/12/2023
BNML publishes paper titled "A Laser-micromachined PCB Electrolytic Micropump using an Oil-based Electrolyte Separation Barrier" to the BioChip Journal (IF 4.229).

2/27/2023
Sofonias Nursefa Kedar (소포니아스누세파카다르), an international graduate student from Ethiopia, joined the BNML. Warm welcome to him.

2/15/2023
Heeyeon Kim (김희연) graduated with her B.S. degree. Congratulations, Heeyeon!

2/15/2023
Haseul Lee (이하슬) graduated with her B.S. degree. Congratulations, Haseul!

2/14/2023
Jianyun Meng (멍지웬윈) graduated with his M.S. degree. Congratulations, Jianyun!

1/12/2023
Seung Min Lee (이승민), a 2nd-year undergraduate student, joined the BNML. Warm welcome to him.