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Cornell Micro/Nanofluidics Laboratory
The Micro/Nanofluidics Laboratory, directed by Professor Brian Kirby, is a research group in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University devoted to research on understanding and application of micro- and nanofluidic systems. Microfluidics and nanofluidics describe fluid-mechanical regimes and devices defined by the length scale of the flow channels, the techniques for making the devices, and the dominant physics.

Kirby Lab microfluidics nanofluidics Student blog
Keeping up with Kirbylab
Kirby Lab microfluidics nanofluidics lab on a chip Microbioanalytical devices
The lab-on-a-chip paradigm
Kirby Lab microfluidics for processing nanofibers Weaving the next generation of nanofiber textiles
How microfluidic flow control enables materials characterization in nanofibers
Kirby Lab Microfluidics Nanofluidics electromechanics in tissue-engineered scaffolds Engineering better cartilage
How we combine microfabrication and electrokinetics to engineer electromechanical properties in cartilage tissue engineering scaffolds
Kirby Lab microfluidics nanofluidics electrokinetic micropumps The power of miniaturization
Why electrokinetic pumps outperform their larger competitors
Kirby Lab microfluidics nanofluidics algae biodiesel Dielectric characterization
Developing process control for algae biofuel feedstocks
Microfluidics and Nanofluidics in 
Cornell Mechanical Engineering Dept.  
Micro/Nanofluidics Laboratory, Brian Kirby, Jim Smith, Tim Lannin
Jim and Tim love Lab Cleanup Day.
The evolution of electrokinetic potential observed at Zeonor-water interfaces as a function of time. The decay is fastest at low ambient pressures. (see ref at the journal website here).
Growth and culture of neurons in microfluidic devices. Fluorescence micrographs (middle right and bottom), with corresponding device locations highlighted at top, show stained (Calcein AM) cells indicating the presence of axons within the channels. Growth of axons proceeds from the somal chamber. (see ref here)
A circulating tumor cell captured by a GEDI device (refs here and here) from peripheral blood of a castrate-resistant prostate cancer patient shows differential response to chemotherapeutics that echoes clinical response. Top: immunofluorescent stain of tubulin of a circulating tumor cell incubated with 100 nM docetaxel (Taxotere) shows diffuse tubulin and no evidence of bundling. The absence of taxane response is indicative of a lack of drug-target engagement and is consistent with this patient's failure to response to Taxotere therapy. Bottom: immunofluorescent stain of tubulin of a cirulating tumor cell from the same patient incubated with 100 nM paclitaxel (Taxol) shows pronounced tubulin bundling, indicative of drug-target engagement and consistent with this patient's positive clinical response to Taxol.