How to Make It and Use It – A Microfluidic Workshop, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, August 3 – 4, 2017
Chapel Hill Analytical and Nanofabrication Laboratory (CHANL)

National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation


This workshop will offer participants the opportunity to learn about fabricating structures across different length scales (nm → µm) and become familiar with a number of important application areas – microfluidics and nanofluidics for biological/biomedical applications. There will be lectures (mornings) covering relevant technological and application areas. In the afternoons, there will be on-site demonstrations of fabrication equipment and hands-on experiments focused on making a microfluidic device and using it.

Intended Audience

Researchers wanting to learn more about what microfluidics can do, how to design devices for different application areas, and how to make microfluidic devices.


  • Day 1 (Thursday, August 3) — Basic principles on how to produce microstructures and nanostructures in a variety of materials.
  • Day 2 (Friday, August 4) — Strategies for designing a device for different application areas.
    Lectures from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm followed by demonstrations and laboratory work in the afternoons.

Visit this link to see the full workshop schedule.


Carrie Donley
Carrie Donley
UNC Chapel Hill
Bob Geil
Bob Geil
UNC Chapel Hill

Steven Soper
University of Kansas
Maggie Witek
University of Kansas

Michael Murphy
Louisiana State University
Sunggook Park
Louisiana State University

Guest Lecturer

Dr. Jost Goettert
Prof. Dr. Jost Goettert
University of Applied Sciences Krefeld, Germany
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Chapel Hill Analytical and Nanofabrication Laboratory (CHANL), located in Chapman Hall on the UNC Chapel Hill campus. Parking information here: http://move.unc.edu/parking/visitor-parking/.

A map of Chapman Hall

Lectures will be in 125 Chapman Hall on the UNC campus.

Registration Fees

The cost for attendance is $225 and includes morning continental breakfast, lectures, lunch and the hands-on laboratories in the afternoons. Participants will also see demonstrations on some of the equipment in CHANL.


Hotels within walking distance of the UNC campus:

  • Carolina Inn, located at 211 Pittsboro St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 / (919) 933-2001
  • The Franklin Hotel, located at 311 West Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 / (919) 442-9000

For alternative hotel suggestions, please contact one of the people below.


Steven A. Soper: ssoper@ku.edu
Carrie Donley: cdonley@email.unc.edu


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Workshop Flyer

Download a PDF copy of the workshop flyer.

May 26, 2017