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Cornell Micro/Nanofluidics Laboratory
The Micro/Nanofluidics Laboratory, directed by Professor Brian Kirby, is a research group in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University devoted to research on understanding and application of micro- and nanofluidic systems. Microfluidics and nanofluidics describe fluid-mechanical regimes and devices defined by the length scale of the flow channels, the techniques for making the devices, and the dominant physics.

Kirby Lab microfluidics nanofluidics Student blog
Keeping up with Kirbylab
Kirby Lab microfluidics nanofluidics Circulating tumor cell capture
Enabling personalized chemotherapeutics for cancer patients
Kirby Lab microfluidics nanofluidics dialysis membranes Laser-microfabrication of nanoporous membranes
Phase separation polymerization allows control of protein transport in microdevices
Kirby Lab microfluidics nanofluidics Fluid mechanics at the nanoscale
How nanofabrication and membrane technology create new technological applications of teeny tiny fluid physics
Kirby Lab microfluidics nanofluidics The zeta potential
How we model and predict electroosmotic phenomena in microdevices
Kirby Lab microfluidics nanofluidics lab on a chip Microbioanalytical devices
The lab-on-a-chip paradigm
Microfluidics and Nanofluidics in 
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Micro/Nanofluidics Laboratory, Brian Kirby, Fredrik Thege, Nancy Jenkins
Fredrik poses with geneticist Nancy Jenkins (The Methodist Hospital Research Institute) and the band saw. Summer 2013.
Schematic of flow, potental, and charge density at diffuse polymer interfaces (see ref here)
Coaxial transmission line sample cell used for high-frequency characterization of cell suspensions.

Growth of fibroblasts grown on compliant (top) and stiff (bottom) matrices show the importance of matrix stiffness in lipogenic differentiation(see ref here). We have collaborated with Claudia Fischbach's lab to use our photocrosslinked alginate matrices (see refs here and here ) to study adipose progenitor cells.