COST Training School 2015

The Training School Optofluidic Sensor Systems and Technologies 2015 is held in collaboration with COST Action MP1205 Advances in Optofluidics

 

COST Action Training School

Optofluidic Sensor Systems and Technologies

 

14-18 September 2015
Institute for Optofluidics and Nanophotonics (IONAS)
Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences (HsKA), Germany

 


Introduction
The Training School on Optofluidic Sensor Systems and Technologies provides a mixture of lectures, seminars and hands-on training, as well as a full-day workshop on the first day. The School will be organized at Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences (HsKA), Institute for Optofluidics and Nanophotonics (IONAS), Karlsruhe, Germany.
The School will focus on applying fabrication technologies suitable for mass-production (such as for instance UV-Nanoimprint Lithography) for optofluidic and biomedical sensing systems to facilitate the transfer between university research and industry development. Action members with expertise in optofluidics, optical sensing, microfluidics and biosensors will be involved as trainers. During the five days, the students will learn about the theoretical background of optofluidics, fabricate devices and apply them for dielectrophoretic and optofluidic experiments and biomedical sensing.


Specific activities and workshops
The training school will comprise lectures by invited experts presented in a workshop on Monday, hands-on training sessions as well as seminars.

The participants will learn how to…

  • Describe and understand the needs for industrially relevant fabrication of polymer-based optofluidic sensor systems
  • Fabricate a polymer-based sensor device using microfabrication technologies such as UV-Nanoimprint Lithography
  • Selectively infiltrate periodic nanostructures for application in life science experiments and characterize the resulting device
  • Construct blood analysis devices comprising a microfluidic channel network, optical waveguides and grating couplers, and a dielectrophoresis section