Supervisor's Name: David Juncker
Supervisor's Email: david.juncker [at] mcgill.ca
Supervisor's department: Biomedical Engineering
Course number: PHYS 396 (Physics)
Term: Fall 2014-2015
Project start date: September 2, 2014
Project end date: December 4, 2014
Project title: Microfluidic generation and manipulation of hydrogel microparticles
Project description (50-100 words suggested): Our goal is to create a microfluidic device for probing single cancer cells encapsulated into hydrogel particles. We seek an undergraduate student to improve the design and functionality of our microfluidic device for on chip encapsulation and manipulation of the cells. This will require work on CAD design, microfabrication and/or rapid prototyping using a 3D printer, soft lithography, and surface chemistry. We are seeking a student with a physics/chemistry or a mechanical/material engineering background and that has expertise in one or several of the above research areas.
Prerequisite: 3 term completed at McGill + CGPA of 3.0 or higher; or permission of instructor.
Grading scheme (The final report must be worth at least 50% of final grade): Final grade shall be based on an evaluation of laboratory (or equivalent) performance (40%), a final written report (50%), and an oral presentation (10%) by the supervisor
Other project information: Major Activities: CAD design; Microfabrication and soft-lithography; 3D printing; Droplet microfluidics; Surface chemistry
Project status: This project is open to applicant.
How students can apply / Next steps: Please send your application (CV) by email with the subject “396 Research project” to: milad.dagher [at] mail.mcgill.ca
Ethics, safety, and training: Supervisors are responsible for the ethics and safety compliance of undergraduate students. This project involves: Biohazardous substances; Handling chemicals.