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Dr Zhang Xiangkun
1) Numerical analysis on materials processing, such
as casting solidification and heat treatment
2) Computational fluid dynamics
3) Level set method
4) Finite element method, meshfree method
Electrostatic Traps for Massively Parallel Single-Cell Manipulation
Project Advisor
Asst Prof Lim Kian Meng
Duration :
September 2003 to September 2005

Project Abstract:

Microelectrode structures in AC electrokinetics can generate high electric field strength to manipulate, characterize and separate particles in suspending medium. It has been widely used in biological, pharmaceutical and medical fields. The goal of this project is to create arrays of thousands of addressable electrostatic traps to hold and arbitrarily sort single cell. The traps use dielectrophoresis (DEP) to create electrical barriers that trap cells, a phenomenon that has been used for over 30 years. The numerical method will be used to simulate the manipulation, characterization and separation of micrometer particles and provide the optimized for actual real-world use.

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