Nanophotonic and Microfluidic Integration Facility: a Platform for Optofluidics [ 2009 - 2009 ]

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Researchers A/Prof A Mitchell; Dr K Kalantar-zadeh; Dr AS Holland; Dr JG Partridge; Mr G Kostovski; Dr TG Nguyen; Dr PR Stoddart; Prof BJ Eggleton; Dr C Monat; Dr C Grillet; Dr C Karnutsch; Dr G Rosengarten; Dr DN Neshev

Brief description Emerging 'lab on a chip' technology promises to provide low-cost, mass produced platforms for monitoring and processing of environmental and biological samples (eg. water quality and early cancer detection). These essentially fluidic platforms will require integrated photonic components to provide the vast array of optical interrogation options that are used in all modern laboratories. The proposed facility will enable Australian researchers to effectively integrate nano-photonic structures with engineered micro-fluidics into a single optofluidic chip. This will bring researchers in photonics and microfluidics together and will provide platforms supporting support biomedical and environmental and even fundamental physics projects.

Funding Amount $250,000

Funding Scheme Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities

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