Air-Microfluidics: Enabling Miniaturized MEMS Air-Quality Sensors
Prof. Igor Paprotny
University of Illinois
Air-microfluidics encompasses the use of air or gas as the working fluid in a microfluidic circuit. This technology allows the creation of new types of miniaturized MEMS air-quality sensors for detecting airborne particulate matter (PM), multi-component gas detection, and bio-aerosols. This talk will highlight this new technology, focusing in particular on a new type of wearable direct-read MEMS PM2.5 mass sensors.
Prof. Paprotny is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois, Chicago (UIC). He is the lead of the Air-Microfluidics Group (AMFG), s a research consortium that includes University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), University of California, Berkeley (UCB), Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). He has published five book chapters and over 50 papers in journals and conferences, as well as is the co-author on four patents. His expertise is on design, modeling, and fabrication of mechatronic devices based on microelectromechanical systems, such as air-microfluidics PM sensors, carbon nanotube gas sensors, and microrobotics.