Dr. Jens Ducrée’s main scientific research interests are in the fields of micro- and nanofluidic lab-on-a-chip technologies, underlying micro- and nanofabrication schemes, handling and processing of complex (bio-)fluids including blood and cell suspensions, detection technologies, instrumentation and system integration. The fields of application he has been involved in are cell research, systems biology, immunoassays, molecular diagnostics, integrated sample preparation, bioprocess engineering, water analysis, energy harvesting, microprocess engineering and polymer microfabrication. Dr. Ducrée has been very active in technology transfer, e.g. by engineering research tools for the life sciences, systems biology and biomedical, point-of-care diagnostic devices compliant with clinical environments, doctor’s offices and resource-poor settings in home care and global health.
Keywords: lab-on-a-chip, TAS, uTAS, microTAS, microfluidics, nanofluidics, microfluidic platforms, microsystems, MEMS, micromachining, microfabrication, polymer micromachining, microhydrodynamics, centrifugal microfluidics