Research Interests: nanoparticles, droplet-based microfluidic systems, bio-MEMS, biosensors, microactuatorsJob Interests: Academic positions, post-doc positions, research labs
Yegan Erdem received the B.Sc. degree in Mechatronics Engineering from Sabanci University, Turkey in 2006. She received the M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Washington, Seattle, WA in 2008. She is currently a Ph.D. student in Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley.
QES: Microfluidic Reactors for Controlled Synthesis of Monodisperse Nanoparticles [BPN490]
The goal of this project is to design a microfluidic system to synthesize monodispersed nanoparticles. Two microreactors are designed for controlled synthesis of monodisperse nanoparticles. Our first microreactor works by mixing two reagents inside a droplet to synthesize nanoparticles whereas the second microreactor is designed to achieve monodispersity by having thermally isolated zones for nucleation and growth processes and incorporating a two phase flow system to assure uniform reaction conditions. This reactor is fabricated in silicon and it is capable of handling high temperature and high pressure reactions.