• 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

Valentin Romanov

Valentin Romanov


What drew me to Mechanical Engineering is the broad depth of knowledge that students are empowered with. Looking back, my Bachelor’s degree from the University of South Australia instilled me with a sense that any problem can be solved with the application of simple engineering and collaboration. As such, for my undergraduate final year thesis I developed microfluidic devices in application to gold nanoparticles, my first real taste of micro/nanoengineering. This multidisciplinary project inspired me to pursue further work…

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Recent Activity

U Profs Receive $16M to Launch New MEP Center

U Profs Receive $16M to Launch New MEP Center

Mechanical Engineering associate professor Bart Raeymaekers and professor Bruce Gale receive $16 million in funding over the next five years from both federal and state governments[...]

NIH Features U Student Research

NIH Features U Student Research

NIH - Snapshots of Life: A Flare for the Dramatic: Oil and water may not mix, but under the right conditions—like those in the photo above—it can[...]

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 [...]