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Welcome to the Laboratory of Fields, Flows, and Interfaces (LoFFI)

We are involved in the development of small devices and advanced materials that have applications in biomedicine. We experiment with physical systems that couple the interaction of electromagnetic fields, fluid flows, and fluid-fluid interfaces, and model the observed phenomena to optimize our technologies.

Our group often uses microfluidic platforms—systems of microchannels where viscosity and surface tension dominate the physics of fluid flow—to manipulate particles and biological agents, and leverage our expertise in fluid mechanics and electromagnetism to control the processes. We believe that the technologies we develop will greatly benefit the biotechnology sector. We also expect our fundamental research to be of significant interest to the fluid mechanics and materials science communities.

Most of all, we value an interdisciplinary approach to problem solving. We enjoy working with diverse groups, whether academic scientists and engineers, or industrial and hospital partners. We welcome new collaborations.

Available PhD, MASc, and undergraduate opportunities. We currently have openings for enthusiastic new members to join our group. students who have strong backgrounds in mechanical, chemical, or biomedical enginering, or physics, are all welcome to apply. Learn more about these opportunities.

PDF file***Currently recruiting a PhD student (start in 2022) to work on microfluidic biomarker isolation***