Elbuken Research Group

See the 4 design rules to get the most monodisperse droplets

Real-time size analysis

On-demand particle synthesis

Available for academic use


See the article on Lab on a Chip

Measurement using a portable analyzer !


Results in only 2 minutes !

Uses only 40 μl of blood !

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Microfluidics & Nanofluidics

Microfluidic Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR) measurement

Integrated PCB-based droplet systems

Career Integration Grant

Sponsored by EU FP7 Marie Curie

A fluidic touch to Nanopicture contest

Red Blood Cells in Microchannel

Agglutination- Based Tests

Impedimetric Measurement

Droplet- Based Microfluidics

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Microelectrodes meet with microchannels

3D electrodes


MEMS: MicroElectroMechanical Systems


We are interested in the study of fluids at micro and nanoscale. Our research studies span the fields of microfluidics, lab-on-a-chip systems and integrated microsystems.
Microfluidic technologies enable the use of small scale fluid control and analysis. Compared to their bulky counterparts, microfluidic devices yield faster, higher performance and cost-effective assays.

Lab-on-a-chip  systems

Integration of several microfluidic components leads to miniaturized systems that can perform the operations of standard laboratories. These systems are called lab-on-a-chip systems. We develop truly portable, integrated LOC systems.   (…more)


An interesting research direction we follow is microdroplet based microfluidic systems in which immiscible fluids are used to form microdroplets. These droplets contain femto/nanoliter volume samples and can be formed in an automated fashion for studies requiring compartmentalization of biological or chemical samples.      (…more)

Point-of-care systems

One of the main application fields of microfluidics and lab-on-a-chip systems is point-of-care diagnostic systems. We are towards development of several POC systems.     (…more)

Rapid prototyping

The process from idea to realization may sometime take too long hindering the development of novel technologies. We develop novel solutions in the field of rapid prototyping that enable scientists to iterate their designs much more rapidly at lower costs.     (…more)


News from Elbuken Research Group

Murat’s viscoelastic impedimetric cytometer

Murat Serhatlioglu’s work on impedance cytometry using viscoelastic focusing was highlighted by Elvesys. Check out the link for a very good summary of our work. Video_Parachute

Abtin’s work on real-time droplet detection was published as Lab on a Chip back cover

Impedimetric Real-time droplet detection Paper: A. Saateh, A. Kalantarifard, O.T. Celik, M. Asghari, M. Serhatlioglu and C. Elbuken, “Real-time impedimetric droplet measurement (iDM),” Lab Chip, 19, 3

Dr. Bakan’s work on reversible decryption was highlighted by OSA News Release

Researchers Use Metamaterials to Create Two-Part Optical Security Features New encryption method could make it harder to counterfeit money or intercept secure information sent by mail  Dr. Bakan: “Our

Murat took the 3rd place in the Best Poster Award

Murat Serhatlioglu took the 3rd place in the Best Poster Award at 4th International Congress on Biosensors with his work explaining the coupling between electrokinetics and pressure-driven flows. He r