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Measurement and Control of Microfluidic Systems


Physical Measurement Laboratory, Microsystems and Nanotechnology Division

RO# Location
50.68.02.B8466 Gaithersburg, MD 20899

Please note: This Agency only participates in the February and August reviews.


Name E-mail Phone
Cooksey, Gregory Alan 301.975.5529
Wright, John Douglas 301.975.5937


Microfluidic technologies hold great promise for use in many industries. In particular, they are well suited to support the manipulation and measurement of microscale quantities of material (e.g., drugs, nanoparticles, and cells) and to conduct large numbers of miniaturized physical, chemical, and biological studies simultaneously. NIST is focused on facilitating reproducibility, improving detection limits, and expanding the measurement capabilities of microfluidic control and sensing technologies.

Research opportunities are available to develop integrated microfluidic and optofluidic lab-on-a-chip devices that advance the measurement of physical, chemical, or biological phenomena in fluids at the macroscale. Application areas include microfluidic cytometry and droplet generation, flow-based (micro)manufacturing, and physical modeling. Impact areas include chemical and material syntheses, environmental monitoring, and medical diagnostic and therapeutic applications.


Microfluidics; Optofluidics; Photonics; Modeling; Flow;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$72,750.00 $3,000.00
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