Welcome to Assiut Microfluidics Lab (AML)!
Microfluidics is a new technology pertaining to liquid manipulation
on the micron-size scale. It emerged in the early 1990’s originally to
enhance the analytical performance of chemical systems, but was later
found to offer a whole set of advantages resulting in its adoption in
many fields including biological analysis, chemical synthesis,
electronics cooling, optics, and even information technology. Now, less
than twenty years after its inception, microfluidics is at the core of a
whole new technology, known as “Lab-on-a-Chip”, that made possible, on
palm sized devices, processes that conventionally required bench-size
equipment. A few examples of these processes include DNA amplification
(PCR), High Performance Liquid chromatography (HPLC), and immunoassays.
To learn more about microfluidics, the advantages it offer, and applications that can benefit from its capacity, check our Introduction to Microfluidics
The AML mission is to:
- Better understand the basics and fundamentals of driving and manipulating liquids in microfluidic devices.
- Develop new, low cost microfabrication techniques to produce reliable microfluidic devices with the limited capabilities of typical research labs in developing countries.
- Explore implementing microfluidics technology in new areas that can benefit from its capabilities.
To learn more about AML research interests, check our Research
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- Hassan's work on modeling contact angle saturation was accepted as a poster at Advances in Microfluidics and Nanofluidics conference at University of Notre Dame. To view the poster, click here.
- Journal of Green Processing and Synthesis publishes a profile of Assiut Microfluidics Lab. The full text of the profile is available here.
- Assiut Microfluidics Lab will be hosting Dr. Sherine Aly from department of Microbiology to give a lecture on the basics of DNA replication and PCR on March 14th, 2013.
- Dr. Mohamed Abdelgawad will be giving 2 lectures on how to use EndNote as a bibliography management software on March 2nd, and 3rd 2013 in a course organized by the Knowledge Transfer Office at Assiut University.
- Dr. Mohamed Abdelgawad will be giving 4 lectures in the "Essential Research Skills" course organized by the Knowledge Transfer office at Assiut University on 24-26 December, 2012.
- Dr. Mohamed Abdelgawad was awarded Misr Elkhair Publication Award for the year 2011 for his paper titled "A Fast and Simple Method to Fabricate Circular Microchannels in Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS)" published in Lab on Chip in 2011 (Impact factor = 5.67).
- Dr. Mohamed Abdelgawad (as co-PI) and Dr. Taymour El-Sherry from faculty of veterinary medicine (as PI) won a Research Support Grant from the Science and Technology Development Fund (STDF) to develop a microfluidic platform for sperm analysis.
- Dr. Mohamed Abdelgawad will give an invited talk, "Digital Microfluidics: a New Tool in the Microfluidics Toolbox", at the Micro Flow Chemistry and Biology Workshop (MIFCAB) to be held in Amman, Jordan, on 7th and 8th November, 2012.
- Dr. Mohamed Abdelgawad gave an invited talk, "Microfluidics: the Power of Small", at Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (E-JUST) on 17th of October, 2012.
- AML welcomes its 4th member Mohamed Elsayed.
- Dr. Mohamed Abdelgawad together with Dr. Ahmad M. R. Fath Elbab and Dr. Mohsen Abdelnaeim, from the mechanical Engineering Department received a Capacity Building Grant from the Science and Technology Development Fund (STDF) to establish a microfabrication facility at Assiut University.
- Dr. Mohamed Abdelgawad , Hassan and Waleed have attended the 8th International Meeting on Electrowetting at Athens, Greece from 21-23 June, 2012.
- Dr. Mohamed Abdelgawad is invited by the Science and Technology Development Fund (STDF) to participate in an open table discussion on the future of technology transfer in Egypt on May 8th, 2012.
- Dr. Mohamed Abdelgawad is awarded an STDF reintegration grant for a project titled " Modeling Droplet Actuation in Digital Microfluidics to Enhance its Performance in Biomedical Applications"
- Dr. Mohamed Abdelgawad is appointed interim director of Assiut University Technology Transfer office starting Dec. 6th, 2011.
- Abdelrahman Meshref appeared on Egyptian National TV (Channel 1) to discuss his graduation project "Low cost microfabrication alternatives from CD drives"
- Dr. Mohamed Abdelgawad invited Dr. Hisham Mohamed from IBM Watson research labs, NY, to give a lecture titled "BioMEMS: An enabling technology" on Tuesday, October 18th, 2011.
- Dr. Mohamed Abdelgawad attended a 4-day training on IP protection at the European patent office in Vienna, from 12-16 September, 2011.
- Graduation projects supervised by Dr. Mohamed Abdelgwad won two Young Innovators Awards (L.E 6000 each) offered by Nahdet Elmahrosa organization
- Dr. Mohamed Abdelgawad attended a 2-day training on "IP in business practice" at the European Patent Office in Munich from 25-26 May, 2011.
- Dr. Mohamed Abdelgawad attended a 2-day training on "Building and Defending IP value" at the European Patent Office in Berlin, from 17-18 May, 2011.
- Dr. Mohamed Abdelgawad gave an invited talk at the American University in Cairo titled "Microfluidics: the power of small" on June 29th, 2011.