Special Issue "Lab-on-a-Chip"


A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2013)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Jeong-Bong Lee
Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, RL 10 The University of Texas at Dallas, 800 W. Campbell Rd., Richardson, TX 75080, USA
Website: http://www.utdallas.edu/~jblee/
E-Mail: jblee@utdallas.edu
Phone: +1 972 883 2893
Fax: +1 972 883 6839
Interests: biomedical MEMS; RF MEMS; nanophotonics; MEMS packaging

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Jörg P. Kutter
Department of Micro and Nanotechnology, Technical University of Denmark, Build. 345 east, DK-2800 Lyngby, Denmark
Website: http://www.nanotech.dtu.dk/Staff/Faculty.aspx?lg=showcommon&id=5484&type=person
E-Mail: joerg.kutter@nanotech.dtu.dk
Phone: +45 4525 6312
Fax: +45 4588 7762
Interests: lab-on-a-chip technologies; microfluidics; micro-total analysis systems; integrated optics; miniaturization of (bio)chemical sensors; separation science

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Lab-on-a-chip (LOC) stands for the vision to integrate all necessary functions to perform, e.g., a chemical analysis, a biochemical assay or even the organic synthesis of new chemicals on a single miniaturized device, built from a planar substrate (silicon, glass, ceramics, polymers, ...) using micro and nanofabrication techniques. Its promises include fast analyses and high throughput, minute consumption of sample and resources, ruggedness, ease-of-use and portability. LOC is a very cross-disciplinary research field, which requires input from engineers, chemists, physicists, biologists and medical experts, not least because of the technological bricks that have to come together to realize lab-on-a-chip systems: fabrication, materials, surface treatments, microfluidics, sample preparation, separation techniques, detection approaches, and much more. Beyond ongoing efforts to refine the toolbox of LOC and to improve the understanding of fundamental aspects (e.g., transport in nanofluidic channels), applications of LOC can be found within medical diagnostics, environmental monitoring, food quality control, early detection of warfare agents, and drug development. This special issue will highlight recent developments within LOC technology as well as examples of state-of-the-art applications.

Prof. Dr. Jörg P. Kutter
Prof. Dr. Jeong-Bong (JB) Lee
Guest Editors


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Published Papers (6 papers)

by , , , , , , ,  and
Micromachines 2011, 2(2), 116-128; doi:10.3390/mi2020116
Received: 10 February 2011; in revised form: 25 March 2011 / Accepted: 27 March 2011 / Published: 4 April 2011
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by  and
Micromachines 2013, 4(3), 306-320; doi:10.3390/mi4030306
Received: 13 June 2013; in revised form: 7 July 2013 / Accepted: 8 July 2013 / Published: 17 July 2013
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by , , , ,  and
Micromachines 2013, 4(4), 402-413; doi:10.3390/mi4040402
Received: 5 September 2013; in revised form: 5 November 2013 / Accepted: 19 November 2013 / Published: 3 December 2013
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by , ,  and
Micromachines 2014, 5(1), 13-26; doi:10.3390/mi5010013
Received: 1 December 2013; in revised form: 31 December 2013 / Accepted: 10 January 2014 / Published: 22 January 2014
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by  and
Micromachines 2014, 5(1), 97-113; doi:10.3390/mi5010097
Received: 8 December 2013; in revised form: 14 February 2014 / Accepted: 14 February 2014 / Published: 26 February 2014
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by , , , , , ,  and
Micromachines 2014, 5(2), 204-215; doi:10.3390/mi5020204
Received: 11 December 2013; in revised form: 5 April 2014 / Accepted: 8 April 2014 / Published: 22 April 2014
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Last update: 22 April 2013

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