Microfluidic generation and manipulation of hydrogel microparticles - PHYS 396 Undergraduate Research Project Application Form

Supervisor's Name: David Juncker

Supervisor's Email: david.juncker [at] mcgill.ca

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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.