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Optoswitch: A new platform to combine different light-addressable technologies for Lab-on-a-chip applications

Image: Professor Torsten Wagner
Professor Torsten Wagner

Date: 16 July 2019   Time: 11:00 - 12:00

The Faculty of Science & Engineering are delighted to welcome to Queen Mary Professor Torsten Wagner, of the FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences, Germany. Professor Wagner's talk is 'Optoswitch: A new platform to combine different light-addressable technologies for Lab-on-a-chip applications'

Abstract:
Lab-on-a-Chip units control the fluidics pathway, manipulate samples and read-out sensor data on a single chip. Usually, they need sophisticated and complex structures, combined with a high level of miniaturisation. This high technological level is the main contributor to the overall cost per unit and hence, those systems are unattractive for small quantities or disposable units. To lower the costs and to increase the flexibility, light-addressable technologies can be utilised. They allow controlling functions on a chip spatially resolved, by pointing a light-beam to the desired area. In this talk, we will introduce our effort to create a new platform, which enables flow control, manipulation and sensing, using light to activate those functions on a single microfluidic chip.

Location:  G.O. Jones Building Room 610, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Campus
Contact:  Steffi Krause
Email:  s.krause@qmul.ac.uk
Website:  http://www.fh-aachen.de/en/research/inb/the-institute/?no_cache=1