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MPNS COST Action 1205
Advances in Optofluidics: Integration of Optical Control and Photonics with Microfluidics

European Cooperation in Science and Technology
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WG3 – Materials and Technologies for Optofluidic Devices

Dr. S. Nandyala (Portugal)

This WG deals with the study of methodological approaches for the assembling of micro and nanostructured materials and devices.
The microfluidics and optofluidics will be used to create hybrid solid-fluid materials and systems and the optofluidic design principles will be explored for detecting, diffractingand collecting light.
The scientific workplan for WG3 activities will include:

  • Integrated micro-optics and soft matter: lenses arrays, diffractive elements, adaptive optical elements, microresonators (i.e., microdroplets on a superhydrophobic surface or emulsion microdroplets in microfluidic channels can be used as microresonators integrated with other components in future optofluidics chips).
  • Novel ways to manipulate matter with optical fields: micro and nano fabrication with structured light for microfluidics (i.e., micropatterning and templating by means optical and nonlinear optical processes).
  • Microfluidics for materials science: structured materials, nanomaterials (i.e., microfluidic approaches for assembling of colloidal particles, microfluidics chemical reactors,discriminator systems; etc).
  • Optofluidics with liquid crystals and unconventional fluids: high birefringence of liquid crystal mesophases and their high sensitivity to external fields (optical, electrical, magnetic,thermal, hydrodynamical, chemical) will be exploited to develop sensitive sensing devices
    (chemical and bio-recognition), tunable microphotonic passive and active devices, long-range order assisted assembling of materials.
  • Novel approaches for integrated multifunctional lab-on-a-chip systems for biomedical and sensor applications.



This WG will contribute to all objectives mentioned in part C which are related to its research topics.
Main expected achievements: Novel materials for microfluidic chips and applications, novel materials for reconfigurable and tunable optofluidic devices addressed to develop multifunctional lab on a chip systems. Microfluidic and optofluidic technologies for soft materials structuring and assembling.

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