Bio Micro Systems Lab

Ian Papautsky

The BioMicroSystems (BMS) Lab performs highly multi-disciplinary research, from fundamental science to applied work. The BioMicroSystems research includes application of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and microfluidics to biology, medicine, and environment, often referred to as BioMEMS. Our mission is to understand and develop microfluidic systems and sensors for improving public health and safety. We also have a strong interest in developing microfabrication and nanofabrication techniques. The BMS Lab has extensive experience in the design, modeling, fabrication, and characterization of systems on the micro and nano scale. We also have extensive knowledge of clean room operations as well as the associated equipment used to fabricate and characterize MEMS devices and systems. An additional focus of our the lab is in educating students in the area of microfluidics. In 2010, BMS Lab became a member of the national Micro/Nano Fluidics Fundamentals Focus (MF3) Center. The Center is composed of academic, government and commercial institutions across the country dedicated to the development of the basic science and technology of micro/nanoscale fluidics and their advancement toward applications in a number of commercial and military arenas.