The ambition of my group is to contribute to solving problems in the area of life sciences and health through the development of technology, in particular technology based on microfluidics. The four themes in my group are:
- droplet microfluidics
- fundamentals of droplets, interfaces and emulsions
- in-vitro arterial model for cardiovascular research
- diagnostics for early disease detection
For these last two themes, my group members actively collaborate with researchers at the nearby medical centers, particularly in Rotterdam (EMC) and Leiden (LUMC). We are part of the Product and Product Engineering group at the Department of Chemical Engineering at Delft University of Technology, of the Human Disease Model Technology Institute and of the Delft Process Technology Institute.