Fiches de cours

Microfluidics for lab-on-a-chip


Lecturer(s) :

de Malsche Wim
Le Gac Séverine




Every 2 years


-Wednesday May 20th from 14h to 18h -Wednesday May 27th from 9h to 13h -Friday May 29th from 13h30 to 17h -Tuesday June 2nd from 14h to 18h


The course covers the entire field of lab-on-a-chip technology, including microfluidic principles and various microfabrication approaches, and presenting concrete examples of devices for (bio)analysis, cell biology, tissue regeneration and microreactors.


This course will be given online over 4 half days as follows:

- Wednesday May 20th from 14h to 18h
- Wednesday May 27th from 9h to 13h
- Friday May 29th from 13h30 to 17h
- Tuesday June 2nd from 14h to 18h

¿ Introduction to microfluidics and lab-on-a-chip technology ¿ origins - scaling laws ¿ applications

¿ Microfluidic principles: flow actuation; pumps; mixers; valves; etc.

¿ Introduction to fabrication techniques for the production of microfluidic devices, using ¿cleanroom materials¿ such as silicon and glass, as well as polymer materials.

¿ Surface modification: surface passivation; and immobilization of active and/or recognition elements

¿ (Bio)molecule analysis: sample preparation; molecular separation; integrated devices for biomolecule analysis

¿ Microreactors

¿ Microfluidics for cell biology: engineering device for experimentation on cells; tissue regeneration and organ-on-a-chip platforms


Microfluidics, Lab-on-a-Chip, Bioanalysis, Microfabrication, Organ-on-a-Chip

In the programs

  • Microsystems and Microelectronics (edoc), 2019-2020
    • Semester
    • Exam form
      Term paper
    • Credits
    • Subject examined
      Microfluidics for lab-on-a-chip
    • Number of places
    • Lecture
      14 Hour(s)

Reference week

Exercise, TP
Project, other


  • Autumn semester
  • Winter sessions
  • Spring semester
  • Summer sessions
  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German