Swiss-Singapore Workshop on Microfluidic Manufacturing and Laboratory Automation

Date: 22 Oct 2009 - 22 Oct 2009

Venue: Auditorium, Level 3, Tower Block, SIMTech

Following the successful events in the previous two years, Swissnex Singapore, Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech),  a research institute of A*STAR, and the Institute of Microtechnology (IMT) join forces to organise a one day workshop on the topic of Microfluidic Manufacturing and Laboratory Automation. 


This year’s event is set under the umbrella of a Memorandum of Understanding recently signed between the Centre Suisse d’Electronique de Microtechnique (CSEM SA) and SIMTech, announcing joint research projects as well as the facilitation of the exchange of research and scientific staff, with the objective to advance the development of microfluidic technologies.


Distinguished speakers from Switzerland and Singapore will share their expertise from the forefront of current research efforts, while attendees will have the opportunity to network among peers and other stakeholders who share an interest in the topic. The workshop addresses academic as well as business communities.


Tentative Programme
8.30 am Registration

9.00 am Welcome Address by
- Dr Lim Ser Yong, Executive Director, SIMTech
- Prof Dr Nicolaas de Rooij, Vice President, CSEM
- Dr Suzanne Hraba-Renevey, Executive Director, Swissnex Singapore


9.15 am Introduction of SIMTech-CSEM Microfluidic Joint Foundry by Dr Wang Zhiping, SIMTech


9.30 am The SIMTech-CSEM Co-operation : Creation of Opportunities by Prof Dr Nicolaas de Rooij, CSEM

10.00 am Micro Optofluidics : New Functionalities and New Applications  by Dr Nguyen Nam-Trung, NTU


10.30 am Coffee Break & Networking

11.00 am Dielectrophoretic Traps and Filters in Microfluidic Applications by Dr Lim Kian Meng, NUS


11.30 am Tecan : A Success Story in Labor Automation by Dr Peter Ryser, EPFL

12.00 pm Microfludic Mixer Designs based on Chaotic Advection and Flow Instabilities by Dr Xia Huanming, SIMTech


12.30 pm Lunch and Networking

1.30 pm Capacitively Coupled Contactless Conductivity Detection for Microchip Electrophoresis Analysis of Water by Dr Isabel Rodriguez, IMRE


2.00 pm Integrated Surface Enhanced Fluidic Sensing System based on Organic Electronics by Dr Alexander Stuck, CSEM

2.30 pm Rapid Prototyping of Microfluidics Structuresu sing Laser Direct Writing by Dr Wang Zhongke, SIMTech

3.00 pm Microfluidics and Liquid Handling by Dr Helmut Knapp, CSEM

3.30 pm Coffee Break & Networking and Wrap- Up




Free Admission. All are welcome.
Confirmation is on a first-come-first-served basis.
To book a seat, please register online.


For general enquiries, please contact Samantha Chan at 6793 8423 or email to