Controlling the Oxygen Microenvironment On-chip

Status: Current

Dates: 2013 - Start

Māori Relevant Content: Yes


  • MacDiarmid Institute (Contestable Round, 2013 - 2018)
  • Royal Society of New Zealand (Academy Medals and Awards, 2020 - 2025)

Project Abstract

Dissolved oxygen (DO) is an important parameter with significant effect on cellular development and function. Micro-scale laminar flow and hydrodynamic focusing provide ideal tools for the generation of controlled chemical micro-environments and their application as stimuli to cells. Building upon the DO sensor patterning process and flow control devices developed in the Department for Electrical and Computer Engineering, a new family of Lab-on-a-Chip type devices capable of controlling and measuring the cellular oxygen micro-environment will be developed.

Researchers - UC Staff

Associated Groups

Subject Area: Disciplines