Microsystems, microsensors, microfluidic

Lecturer(s): Emmanuelle LAURENCEAU, Ian O CONNOR
Course ⋅ 16 hStudy ⋅ 12 h


Starting from the example of a lab-on-chip for biological analysis, the issues related to the integration of different components and functions on a miniaturized system will be developed and clarified. An introduction to microfluidics (physics at the microfluidic scale, influence of the laws of scale on the miniaturization of systems, hydrodynamics of microfluidic systems, diffusion, mixing and separation in microsystems) as well as the notions necessary for understanding the problems of Acquisition of the very low amplitude signal will be presented. The cases of chemical and biological sensors will be particularly developed.


Miniaturized system, sensor and biosensor, integration, microfluidics


Chemical, biological and physical microsensors Electrokinetics, diffusion and mixing in microsystems Electronic detection, noise level, electronic control of sample movement BE1: Bibliographic study of a biosensor BE2: Microfluidics BE3: Electronic signal processing

Learning Outcomes

  • Know the basics of how a microsensor works
  • Know how to develop a microsystem for a given application
  • Extract data
  • Analyze a scientific publication


Final mark= 33% mark BE1 + 33% mark BE2 + 33% mark BE3