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23/05/2016: Conference. Ravinder DAHIYA (Univ. Glasgow): Large Area Electronic Skin

posted May 17, 2016, 7:58 PM by Amine M   [ updated May 17, 2016, 8:09 PM ]

Thanks to Prof. Ravinder Dahiya for his great talk related to electronic skin

New opening @ Labiotron: Ph.D/Master project in microelectronics: Biosensor for neurodegenrative disease

posted Feb 12, 2016, 10:15 AM by Amine M

A new position is available @ Labiotron for a Ph.D/Master project in bio sensing. Students interested by joining our team and great environment at Université Laval are encouraged to contact Prof. Miled by email and attaching their CV, motivation letter and recent transcripts.

This position is open starting from September 2016

29/01/2016: Conference. Ricardo Izquierdo (UQAM): Intégration de capteurs optoélectroniques et électrochimiques sur une plate-forme microfluidique pour la détection de la pollution de l’eau

posted Feb 2, 2016, 7:02 PM by Amine M

Thanks to Prof. Ricardo Izquierdo for his great talk related to new tools to control water quality

May 27th, 2015: Microfluidic Day @ Laval University

posted May 13, 2015, 8:10 PM by Amine M   [ updated May 13, 2015, 9:32 PM ]

For a free registration please go to the end of this page
Pour une inscription gratuite à cet évènement veuillez remplir le formulaire à la fin de cette page

Prof. Miled from ECE Dept. and Prof. Greener from chemistry Dept. organize the first mini symposium on microfluidics at Laval university called Microfluidic Days @ Laval University.

A talk will be given by a distinguish lecturer Prof. David Juncker from McGill university: "Microfluidic technologies for addressing key challenges in biomedical research and diagnostics".

Then 4 Professors from Laval University will give short technical talks:

Prof. Amine Miled (ECE Dept.): Microfluidic system integration to catalyse neuroscience discoveries
Prof. Jesse Greener (Chem. Dept): In situ characterization in microchannels for biomaterial characterization
Prof. Faical Laarachi (Chem. Eng. Dept): Mixing and transport phenomena opportunities for magnetic nanoparticles in chemical engineering 
Prof. Seyed Mohammad Taghavi (Chem. Eng. Dept): Complex fluids research on nanofiber formation by centrifugal spinning

A poster competition will be organized during the mini symposium.

Mini-symposium program

09h30 -> 10h30       : Poster set up 
10h30 -> 11h30       : Poster pre-judging. 
13h30 -> 14h30       : Distinguish talk: Prof. David Juncker from McGill Univ. 
14h30 -> 15h30       : Technical talks, Laval University: Profs: Miled, Greener, Taghavi, Larachi) 
15h30 -> 16h15       : Round Table: Preliminary theme: Establishing a first microfluidic workshop @ Québec 
16h15 -> 17h00       : Poster finals with guest judge D. Juncker and award ceremony

Distinguish lecture details

Title:Microfluidic technologies for addressing key challenges in biomedical research and diagnostics, David Juncker, McGill Univ.

Microfluidics is the manipulation of minute amounts of liquids and has led to the incredible advances in  bioanalysis including sequencing and diagnostics as it helped obtain more data faster all while using smaller amounts of sample . Here I will summarize our efforts in creating, developing, and applying a series of microfluidic technologies while highlighting critical challenges for each application, and how microfluidic technologies could help tackle them. First I will present our work on capillary microfluidics based on mastering and exploiting capillary phenomena. Using microfluidics, we developed a new antibody microarray platform that outperforms other formats thanks to individual liquid addressing using pins or using microarray-to-microarray transfer on slides. This technology is being applied for discovering biomarkers for early diagnosis of breast cancer in blood. I will discuss “capillaric” circuits that – akin to electronic circuits – can be assembled using libraries of capillaric elements and execute complex fluidic operations autonomously. This technology is being developed in the context of point-of-care diagnostic assays. Next, I will present thread as low cost carrier for capillary microfluidic operations and for conducting immunoassays. Patterned, elastic strings to manipulate liquids as discrete droplets will be introduced. Using these strings digital microfluidic operations are conducted by transferring, mixing, and copying of droplets, simply by mechanically manipulating the elastic strings. I will briefly discuss our efforts on the isolation of circulating tumor cells that addresses the need for large volumetric flow to sample a sufficient number of cells. Finally, I will discuss the microfluidic probes and open microfluidics along with dipoles and quadrupoles that allow single cell processing and could be applied to dynamic chemotaxis experiments with human neutrophils.

Education: Diploma (European Master equivalent, 1995) and PhD (2002) from the Institute of Microtechnology (now part of EPFL) of the University of Neuchâtel

Biography: David stayed as a visiting scientist at the National Metrology Institute of Japan in Tsukuba from 1997-98. He conducted his PhD research at the IBM Zurich Research Laboratory from 1999-2002. He then pursued his studies as a Post-doc first at IBM Zurich until 2004, and then one year at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH). David started as an assistant professor in the Biomedical Engineering Department of McGill University in 2005 and in 2011 he was promoted to associate professor with tenure.

Awards: David received a fellowship from the Swiss Academy of Engineering Science for the stay in Japan. In 2006, David was awarded a Canada Research Chair in Micro- and Nanobioengineering, which was renewed in 2011. In 2012, he was further honoured by being selected as Young Scientist by the IAP - the global network of science academies - and asked to represent Canada at the World Economic Forum, the Summer Davos New Champions Meeting in Tianjin, China, Sept 10-15th, 2012

If you have any questions please contact Professor Amine Miled ( or Professor Jesse Greener (

The organizing commette would like to thanks ReSMIQ (Microsystems Strategic Alliance of Québec) and IEEE Quebec Section for their financial support for this event.

1st Microfluidic Mini-Symposium @ Université Laval / Registration form

Congratulations to Frédéric and Camille for their ReSMIQ scholarship

posted May 13, 2015, 7:14 PM by Amine M   [ updated May 13, 2015, 7:49 PM ]

LABioTRON congratulates its undergard students Frédéric Tessier and Camille Rouillard for their scholarships from ReSMIQ which were recently announced.

Welcome Frédéric, Martin, Syllia, Ludovic and Camille to LABioTRON

posted May 13, 2015, 7:12 PM by Amine M

Frédéric Tessier, Martin Boisvert, Syllia Mehou-loko, Ludovic Thomas et Camille Roullard recently joined LABioTRON team for a summer internship. For more details please see Members section

New students joined LABioTRON

posted Mar 22, 2015, 2:13 PM by Amine M

Following a collaboration between BebCOM Inc. and LABioTRON, Marwen Bessrour is doing a summer internship to Design a 1-Channel potentiostat for Neurotransmitter Detection. Marwen is undergraduate student from national engineering school of Tunis, Tunisia. 

Following a collaboration between national enginering school of Sousse, Tunisia, and LABioTRON, Hamza Landari is doing a summer internship to Model and Design a Microfluidic System for Continuous Flow Control.

LABioTRON welcomes both Marwen and Hamza!

Adnane Kara and Jessy Mathault, student members of LABioTRON were awarded the Brian L. Barge Award for Excellence in Microsystems Integration @ CMC Texpo'14

posted Feb 22, 2015, 9:04 PM by Amine M   [ updated Feb 22, 2015, 9:04 PM ]

Adnane Kara and Jessy Mathault were awarded the Brian L. Barge Award for Excellence in Microsystems Integration for their presentation Low Cost and High density Microelectrode Array on Polymer Substrate for Electrochemical Sensing and Particles Manipulation.

The Brian L. Barge Award for Excellence in Microsystems Integration is made to the competitor who demonstrates the most effective multi-technology and/or multi-disciplinary microsystems project.

The award is open to graduate degree students who are at a Canadian University. 

An ideal project would contain elements of the following two areas:

  • A project integrating two or more distinctly different microsystems technologies* e.g. microelectronics and MEMS in either a monolithic or hybrid environment.
  • A microsystems project with two or more researchers from distinctly different research disciplines e.g. EE/ECE, Mechanical Engineering and Bio-chemistry

The research project itself is expected to be both novel and industrially relevant.

The competition is intended to identify and support researchers using microsystems technologies in collaborative, multi-disciplinary and/or multi-technology environments.

Submissions can be working projects, demonstration applications prototypes or description of new design methodologies which exemplify the concept of multi-technology and/or multi-disciplinary microsystems integration.

New course @ ULaval: Theory and application of Biomicrofluidic (GEL-4073/GEL-7073)

posted Dec 15, 2014, 8:31 AM by Amine M

A new course covering the theory and application of Bio microfluidic will be offered next semester (Winter 2015, GEL-4073/GEL-7073) at the electrical and computer engineering department at Laval University. The course will be given by Prof. Amine Miled.

In this course different aspects related to microfluidic will be covered such as liquid flows, particle manipulation with electrical and magnetic field, particle manipulation with Ultra wave, Optics in microfluidic, microfluidic microfabrication and packaging.

Labs will be related to the use of finite element modeling for microfluidic such as ANSYS.

There is no final exam. Course evaluation will mainly focuses on 5 small quiz (35%), 1 Course project (40%) and 2 labs (25%). 

This course will be offered to both undergraduate and graduate students. To subscribe to this course please use the Laval University course subscription system.

Attached the course plan for the 2015 winter semester.

For more information, you may contact Professor Amine Miled (

11/11/2014, Prof. Baker (U. Nevada, USA) Talk:Low-Power, High-Bandwidth, and Ultra-Small Memory Module Design

posted Nov 4, 2014, 7:29 AM by Amine M   [ updated Mar 22, 2015, 3:24 PM ]

Event Co-organized by IEEE-EMB/CAS Québec Chapter and IEEE-SSCS
Laval University, Adrien-Pouliot Build. Room PLT-1122 
Tuesday November 11th, 2014, from 10AM to 11AM

Short Biography

R. Jacob Baker is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. His research interests lie in integrated electrical/biological circuits and systems, interfacing CMOS to Silicon Photonics, and the delivery of online engineering education. He has extensive industry experience and is the author of several circuit design books. Additional information can be found at


This work proposes a novel DRAM module and interconnect architectures in an attempt to improve computing energy use and performance. A low cost advanced packaging technology is used to propose an 8 die and 32-die memory module. The 32-die memory module measures less than 2 cm3. The size and packaging technique allow the memory module to consume less power than conventional module designs. A 4 Gb DRAM architecture utilizing 64 data pins is proposed. The DRAM architecture is inline with ITRS roadmaps and can consume 50% less power while increasing bandwidth by 100%. The large number of data pins are supported by a low power capacitive-coupled interconnect. The receivers developed for the capacitive interface were fabricated in 0.5 μm and 65 nm CMOS technologies. The 0.5 μm design operated at 200 Mbps, used a coupling capacitor of 100 fF, and consumed less than 3 pJ/bit of energy. The 65 nm design operated at 4 Gbps, used a coupling capacitor of 15 fF, and consumed less than 15 fJ/bit and order of magnitude smaller consumptions than previously reported receiver designs.

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