Microfluidics Technique for Enhanced Particle Sorting

This paper describes a simple, pump-free microfluidics technique for separating and sorting different sized particles in colloidal mixtures. The technique has demonstrated enhanced sorting capability of 3 types of micro-sized particles, showing promise as an alternative approach to separate cells, proteins and/or nucleic acids in biological fluids relevant to disease diagnostics and drug discovery.

Cost-Friendly Pressure Sensor for Harsh Environments
Pressure sensors based on SiC can operate at high temperature but are expensive to fabricate. This paper describes a pressure sensor based on novel comb-like structure electrodes designed on top of an AlN layer. The sensor has demonstrated consistent and linear pressure sensing behaviour up to 300oC, showing exceptional promise as a reliable, affordable and compact sensing solution for harsh environments.

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The Institute of Microelectronics (IME) is a research institute of the Science and Engineering Research Council of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). Positioned to bridge the R&D between academia and industry, IME's mission is to add value to Singapore's semiconductor industry by developing strategic competencies, innovative technologies and intellectual property; enabling enterprises to be technologically competitive; and cultivating a technology talent pool to inject new knowledge to the industry.

We are constantly seeking talented PhD candidates who have a passion for research in the areas of are in integrated circuits design, advanced packaging, bioelectronics and medical devices, MEMS, nano electronics and photonics. Pertinent industry experiences will be an added advantage. If you feel that you have what it takes to be part of the research scene, we invite you to email us your detailed resume, including expected and current salaries, publications and patents lists.


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