9 Nov 2018
Viscoelastic fluids are everywhere, whether racing through your veins or through 1,300 kilometers of pipe in the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Unlike Newtonian fluids, such as oil or water, viscoelastic...
Type: Press release
7 Nov 2018
Researchers in the Micro/Bio/Nanofluids Unit capture snapshots of flowing fluid by seeding it with tracer particles, as depicted here. Each image is captured at a different moment in time, so the...
Type: Photo
7 Nov 2018
This phase diagram summarizes results from a study by the Micro/Bio/Nanofluids Unit on the flow of viscoelastic fluids over wavy surfaces. The flow patterns depend on fluid elasticity (encapsulated...
Type: Photo
15 Aug 2018
A nanomushroom chip undergoing testing with an LSPR device.
Type: Photo
15 Aug 2018
Hot chip: the nanomushroom chip used to grow bacterial colonies for testing
Type: Photo
15 Aug 2018
(from left to right) Mr Kang-Yu Chu,  Dr. Riccardo Funari and Dr. Nikhil Bhalla brought together their diverse skills to tackle biofilms.
Type: Photo
15 Aug 2018
The never-ending fight against bacteria has taken a turn in humanity’s favor with the announcement of a tool that could give the upper hand in drug research. Bacterial resistance to antibiotics has...
Type: News Article
23 Feb 2018
Using their innovative printing technique, the Micro/Bio/Nanofluidics Unit at OIST has developed a nanoplasmonic material containing millions of mushroom-like structures covered with a uniform layer...
Type: Photo
23 Feb 2018
Schematic illustration of cells (blue mountain-like shapes) on top of nanoscale mushroom-like structures with silicone dioxide stems and gold caps, which have the potential to detect cell...
Type: Photo
23 Feb 2018
Members of the Micro/Bio/Nanofluidics Unit showcase their nanoplasmonic materials. From left: Nikhil Bhalla, Shivani Sathish and Amy Shen.
Type: Photo
23 Feb 2018
A small rectangle of pink glass, about the size of a postage stamp, sits on Professor Amy Shen’s desk. Despite its outwardly modest appearance, this little glass slide has the potential to...
Type: News Article
27 Nov 2017
Vortices measured in a simple Newtonian fluid (left), and in the same fluid but with just one part-per-million of added polymer (right). The color bar indicates the strength of the vortex.
Type: Photo
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