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Optimisation of the Experimental Methods for the Fabrication of Polymer Microstructures and Polymer Microfluidic Devices for Bioengineering Applications

Subhadeep Mukhopadhyay


In this research paper, total 2278 individual polymer microstructures have been fabricated, measured and analyzed. Also, in this research paper, total 216 individual polymer microfluidic devices have been fabricated by the maskless lithography, hot embossing lithography, direct bonding technique, and indirect bonding technique, to record and analyze the surface-driven (passive) capillary flow individually in each microfluidic device. Total three individual polymers as SU8, polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA), and polyimide have been used to fabricate all of the microstructures and all microfluidic devices reported in this research paper. Total 30 individual electrical and non-electrical instruments (including the equipment of the cleanroom laboratory) have been used to perform all the experiments of this research paper. These fabricated polymer microstructures are applied in the microfluidic devices for bioengineering applications. The author has performed all the experiments of this research paper using his own hands-on completely. The optimisation of experimental methods is a novel approach in this research paper.


Polymers, lithography, microstructures, microfluidic devices, cleanroom

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