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Research in the Maryland MEMS & Microfluidics Laboratory (MML) spans a range of microscale and nanoscale technologies including tools for high throughput biomarker discovery and analysis, low-cost microfluidic diagnostics for world health, interfaces coupling microfluidics to mass spectrometry, microscale platforms for probing lipid membranes and ion channels, and new polymer micro/nanofluidic fabrication technologies. MML researchers also develop silicon and piezoelectric MEMS technologies for novel analytical and microactuation platforms. Microfabrication is performed using dedicated facilities in the MML cleanroom, and in the multiuser FabLab located in the Kim Engineering Bldg.

The MML resides within the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park, and is affiliated with the Dept. of Bioengineering and the Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. We are a member laboratory of the Center for Nano Manufacturing and Metrology, the Maryland Center for Integrated Nano Science and Engineering, the Center for Energetic Concepts Development, the Greenebaum Cancer Center, and the Maryland Robotics Center. The MML is also an academic partner in the multi-university Micro/Nano Fluidics Fundamentals Focus Center (MF3).

Faculty Director:
   Prof. Don DeVoe


   Postdoctoral Researchers
   Dr. Eric Kendall

   Graduate Students
   Prakruthi Hareesh
   Jung Yeon Han
   Renee Hood
   Ryan Knight
   Mona Mirazaei
   Omid Rahmanian
   Scott Rauscher
   Ryan Rudy
   Alex Sposito
   Michael Wiederoder

   Undergraduate Researchers
   Kyle King
   Luke Peterken

   MML Alumni

Lab Resources:
  Chemical Hygiene Plan
  Litho Rm Temperature Monitor
  Journal Access
  Conference Proceedings
  Equipment Reservations
  Mask Layout Guide
  Cleanroom cameras

Maryland MEMS & Microfluidics Lab
3126 Glenn L Martin Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742


Renee Hood's paper describing a facile route to the synthesis of monodisperse nanoscale liposomes using 3D microfluidic hydrodynamic focusing in a concentric capillary array has been selected as cover art for Lab on a Chip.

Congratulations to Omid Rahmanian, whose invention "Method for Fabricating Plastic Microfluidic Devices by Selective Solvent Swelling" received the 2012 University of Maryland Invention of the Year Award in the Physical Sciences category.

Prof. DeVoe receives the University System of Maryland Board of Regents Award for Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity.

Omid Rahmanian's paper "Pen microfluidics: rapid desktop manufacturing of sealed thermoplastic microchannels" named a top-10 downloaded paper from Lab on a Chip (Jan 2013).

Congratulations to Ryan Rudy and Michael Wiederoder for their selection as A. James Clark School of Engineering 2013 Future Faculty Fellows.

Kunqiang Jiang has received the Dean's Fellowship from the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences, in recognition of his scholastic excellence and significant publication record.

Alex Sposito is named a recipient of the L-3 Undergraduate Scholarship award.

Kunqiang Jiang's paper on chitosan particle micromanufacturing selected as the frontispiece for Small (see story here).

Ryan Rudy received 2nd place (silver medal) in the graduate student category of the Army Research Laboratory Summer Student Research Symposium.

Kevin Tsao's review paper on thermoplastic microfluidic bonding methods is the top cited paper in Microfluidics and Nanofluidics during the 2-year period from 2008-2009.

The MF3 Center is featured in Genetic Engineering News.