Digital Microfluidics


Visible to the public Ionic Liquid and Amorphous Metal-Oxide Semiconductor Interactions: Towards a New Programmable Neuromorphic Platform

This project will design and implement a domain-specific language and compiler for microfluidic laboratory-on-a-chip (LoC) devices based on electrowetting-on-dielectric (EWoD) technology. The Lead PI's team has designed and implemented BioScript, a domain-specific programming language for programmable microfluidics. The BioScript syntax is programmer friendly, with the intention of being accessible to biologists and other researchers and practitioners in the life sciences.


Visible to the public System Support for Generally Programmable Digital Microfluidic Biochip Devices / Cyber-Physical Digital Microfluidics

NSF Awards #1035603 and #1545097 seek to bring software programmability to cyber-physical Laboratories-on-a-Chip (LoCs) that combine electrowetting-on-dielectric (EWoD) technology, driven by active-matrix addressing, with integrated sensing. Compared to traditional benchtop chemistry methods, EWoD-based LoCs reduce reagent consumption and the human error through miniaturization, automation, and programmability.