Welcome to the homepage of the Microfluidics Laboratory. Our aim has recently been on the development of paper based microfluidic devices, that are accurate, highly sensitive, low cost, portable and easy to use, for point-of-care diagnostics and on-site sensitive detection of environmental pollutants. The research has been supported by NSF-PIRE, NSF-EPSCoR and the State of RI STAC grants.
Charbaji, A.; Heidari-Bafroui, H.; Anagnostopoulos, C.; Faghri, M. A New Paper-Based Microfluidic Device for Improved Detection of Nitrate in Water. Sensors 2020, 21 (1), 102. https://doi.org/10.3390/s21010102
Heidari-Bafroui, H.; Charbaji, A.; Anagnostopoulos, C.; Faghri, M. A Colorimetric
Dip Strip Assay for Detection of Low Concentrations of Phosphate in Seawater.
Sensors 2021, 21 (9), 3125
Schematic of Point-of-care Diagnostic Device Using Two Bi-Material Cantilever Fluid Actuated Valves
Previous Version of Lab-on-paper Device Using Hydrophobic and Hydrophilic Discs to Form Fluid Actuated Valves in Paper
Gerbers, R., Foellscher, W., Chen, H., Anagnostopoulos, C., & Faghri, M.
(2014). A new-paper-based platform technology for point-of-care diagnostics.
Lab on a Chip, 14, 4042-4049.