Dr Nam-Trung Nguyen
Current Research Activities
N.T. Nguyen's research group is dedicated to the development of micro/nano technologies, especially polymeric micromachining, and its applications in microfluidics. With the enabling technologies, we fabricate devices for fundamental investigation of fluidic effects in the micro scale such as convective/diffusive mixing, Taylor-Aris dispersion, viscoelasticity, fluid/structural coupling, optofluidic and magnetofluidic interactions. The knowledge from this fundamental research results in a number of functional microfluidic components such as microvalves, micropumps, micromixers, microdispensors, and microsensors. These components were implemented in a various handheld or desktop-based lab-on-a-chip platforms such as DNA amplifiers and chemical sensors.