Brief Research Description
Scientists can now shrink laboratory processes to portable, chip-based formats, and manipulate minute fluid volumes in such microenvironments. Dr. Guenther's research team investigates transport processes associated with micro/nanoscale flows with the goal of establishing dynamically changing microenvironments. Such conditions provide unique ways to probe complex chemical and biological systems and translate them into potentially disruptive technological solutions.

Assembly of Complex Fluids, Soft Materials and Colloids
  • In-flow assembly of microscale soft materials and nanoparticles with tunable morphologies
  • Microscale multiphase flow
  • Platform for automated materials preparation/synthesis
Probing Biological Systems
  • Artery-on-a-chip: assessment of small artery structure and function in engineered microenvironments (collaborator: Steffen-Sebastian Bolz)
  • Microfluidic platform for studying cellular systems in dynamically varying microenvironments
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