Group of Microsystems

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As part of the Mechanical Engineering department, our cross-disciplinary research group investigates and develops microsystems for medicine and biology with integrated bio-inspired functionality. We apply emerging and established micro-nanofabrication methods. The specific goal is to combine microfluidics with tissue engineering to create a realistic in vitro model of the brain, which can provide insights into both normal and disease-state function. To forward-engineer a living brain-on-chip from neuronal stem cells, we design, realize, test artificial micro-environments with a focus on their physiological relevance.

Temporal and spatial control of the cellular microenvironment is key to developing physiological and clinically relevant platform technologies for the prevention, relief and cure of human diseases. Hence, the understanding of critical design rules for bio

As part of the Microsystems section, we designs microsystems for medicine and biology with a focus on brain research. We develop and study micro-nanofabrication methods to devise miniaturized in vivo-like brain models using neuronal stem cell in culture and study new applications of this so called brain-on-a-chip technologies.

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  • Visiting address

    Gemini-Zuid, 3.128
    Groene Loper 3
    5612 AE Eindhoven
    Netherlands
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    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    P.O. Box 513
    5600 MB Eindhoven
    Netherlands
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