Research in the Advanced Thermo-Fluidic Laboratory (ATFL) at the University of British Columbia under the supervision of Dr. Mina Hoorfar is directed toward theoretical and experimental advancement of surface science and microfluidic technologies. This includes gas sensors for safety, drug and disease detection, lab-on-chip devices and proton exchange membrane methanol fuel cells. The field of microfluidics has advanced greatly over the past several years and allows for precise control and manipulation of fluids, be it a liquid or a gas. Both continuous and digital microfluidics are researched at ATFL, to fabricate systems that can be miniaturized, automated and have high-throughput in applications such as pathogen detection. Please explore the relevant project pages for further details.
Dr. Mina Hoorfar
Office: EME 4281
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