• Welcome ...

    to the Home Page for the State of Utah Center of Excellence for Biomedical Microfluidics at the University of Utah. The Center is dedicated to the discovery, understanding, development and commercialization of microscale and MEMS devices for application to biological, biomedical, and medical problems.

  • Our Mission...

    To discover, understand, develop and commercialize microfluidic components and systems directed towards improving human health while generating knowledge, educating students, and creating economic development opportunities. We regularly partner with leading industrial, academic, and government institutions in developing microfluidic solutions to challenging biomedical problems.

  • BioMEMS...

    Work in this field is sometimes referred to as BioMEMS. The Center is directed by Bruce Gale, a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

    Typically about 15-20 graduate and undergraduate students are employed in the Center.

  • Fabrication Capabilities...

    The Center uses both traditional and nontraditional micro- and nano- scale manufacturing techniques to create the unique devices invented at the center. The Center has significant expertise in inexpensive methods for microfabrication and microfluidics.

  • Collaboration with Center...

    The Center is focused on collaborating with researchers in with any interest or need related to microfluidics. The Center regularly helps researchers develop custom microfluidic solutions to their chemistry and biological problems.

Student Spotlight

Chris Lambert

Chris Lambert

I recently graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering.  I’ve been working as Bioengineering student researcher in Dr. Bruce Gale’s Microfluidics Lab for the past two and a half years.  I have had the privilege of working with most of graduate students in this lab on a variety of unique and interesting projects as well as direct my own research.  Early projects include building an Electrical Field Flow Fractionation…

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Recent Activity

Bruce Gale

Bruce Gale

Director of the Center of Excellence for Biomedical Microfluidics Bruce K. Gale, received his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Brigham Young University in 1995 and his PhD [...]

Himanshu Sant

Himanshu Sant

Research Assistant Professor Project: Microscale Electrical FFF Webpage: http://mech.utah.edu/faculty/himanshu-sant-research-assistant-professor/  I am a research assistant professor currently involved in developing field flow fractionation (FFF) based microchromatography systems and on-chip detection [...]

Haidong Feng

Haidong Feng

     After receiving my Bachelor's and Master's degree in metallurgical engineering, I became fascinated with the micro-fabrication process and the design of micro-scale devices for me[...]

John Nelson

John Nelson

I received my B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Utah in 2016 and am currently preparing for admission to an M.D./Ph.D. program. My work[...]