Welcome to The Microfluidic Integrated Circuits Laboratory at The University of Tokyo!
The Microfluidic Integrated Circuits Laboratory, directed by Professor Ryo Miyake, is a research group in the Institute for Innovation in International Engineering Education and Department of Bioengineering of Graduate School of Engineering at The University of Tokyo, Japan.
The group focuses on the research of micro-scale phenomena related to fluidics, chemistry and biology to explore the potential of combining recent developments in microscale to develope microfluidic chips of large scale integration that allow us to take advantages of conditions and phenomena that are not achievable in lab-scale. We believe that multifunctional devices have a wide range of application in healthcare, environmental studies and biochemical analysis.
Microfluidics is a jigsaw puzzle of modern science – it combines engineering, chemistry, physics, nanotechnology and biotechnology into multidisciplinary field that has growing influence over our lives. Emerged in the beginning of the 1980s it keeps on changing the way how we perceive the world in microscale. Inkjet printheads, lab-on-a-chip technology, bio-chips, microreactors are well-known examples of precise control and manipulation of fluids that are geometrically constrained to a micrometer scale. The ultimate limits and true potential of microfluidics have not been defined yet. There is a number of research fields that might look very distant and exotic, but while combined with microfluidic platform, will open a new research and application opportunities.
If you are interested in learning more about our work or initiating a collaboration, please feel free to contact the individuals listed in Members section.