• 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

Harikrishnan Jayamohan

Harikrishnan Jayamohan

Project Title: Extraction of pathogens from water and their electrochemical detection

Brief Description of Project: I am working on a field based electrochemical sensor for extraction and detection of pathogens in water.

Project Title: Complete blood count using microfluidics

Brief Description of Project: Lab-on-a chip system for complete blood count.

Project Title: Detection of Trichloroethylene using titania naotubes

Brief Description of Project: Trichloroethylene is an environmental pollutant and we are using titania nanotubes for their…

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Recent Activity

Jiyoung Son

Jiyoung Son

I am a  person filled up with curiosity, and i believe that it is the key to be a researcher. With curiosity, i think that i [...]

Ryan Brewster

Ryan Brewster

I am currently working on the combined BS/MS program in mechanical engineering and have had the privilege of working in Dr Bruce Gale's lab for the[...]

Alex Jafek

Alex Jafek

I received my B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Brigham Young University in 2016 and am currently pursuing a PhD in Mechanical Engineering at University of[...]

Alum Receives Second Highest Civilian Award from Air Force

Alum Receives Second Highest Civilian Award from Air Force

For his steadfast dedication to the mission of the Space Superiority Systems Directorate, Mechanical Engineering alum, Mark Eddings B.S.’04, received the Meritorious Civil Service Award, from t[...]