Étienne Boulais and Pierre-Alexandre Goyette
PhD students in Physical Engineering
Award-winning publication: Microfluidic multipoles theory and applications
Published in: Nature Communications
The research led by Étienne Boulais and Pierre-Alexandre Goyette is focused on the experimental fabrication and theoretical modeling of microfluidic multipoles: a new tool that enables biologists to automate complex experiments on surfaces. The young experts relied on conformal transformations to explain diffusion in 2D plane flows and 3D printing to produce and image these flows. The study confirms the applicability of the concept by automating an immunoassay on a protein array.