Dissemination

Oral Presentations

M. Buscaglia – Direct Optical Measurement of Molecular Adsorption on a Perfluorinated Surface – II National Convention on Sensors, 19 – 23 February 2014, Rome.

R. Lanfranco – Micro-porous invisible membranes: a new tool for optical detection of molecular adsorption – II National Convention on Sensors, 19 – 23 February 2014, Rome.

S. Coleman – NAPES: Next Generation Analytical Platforms for Environmental Sensing – New technologies for old challenges, 4th Dissemination Workshop of the Nano4Water Cluster, 23 – 24 April 2014, Stockholm, Sweden.

R. Lanfranco – Direct optical measurement of molecular adsorption on invisible plastic, 88th ACS Colloids & Surface Science Symposium, 22 – 25 June 2014, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

M. Buscaglia – Direct Optical Measurement of Molecular Adsorption on a Perfluorinated Surface, Italian Soft Days 2014, 17 – 18 September 2014, Italy.

F. Benito-Lopez – Water monitoring with microfluidics, “Contaminación y Toxicología Ambientales”, 23 October 2014, University of the Basque Country, Bilbao, Spain.

F. Benito-Lopez – Functional Materials: a Toolbox for Fluid Control and Sensing in Microfluidic Devices, 30 October 2014, Monterrey, Mexico, Cinvestav Monterrey Unit.

S. Coleman – Bridging Worlds: From macro- and micro-scale to prototype and product, MAM-14: 7th International Symposium On Macro- and Supramolecular Architectures and Materials, 23 – 27 November 2014, Johannesburg, South Africa.

J. Saez – NAPES: Where Advanced Materials Meet Microfluidics – 5th Dissemination Workshop of the Nano4Water Cluster, 20 – 21 January 2015, Barcelona, Spain.

F. Benito-Lopez – Building Smarter Microfluidic Devices with Functional Materials, ImagineNANO-2015, NanoSpain Chemistry, 12-13 March 2015, Bilbao, Spain.

M. Bowkett – Next Generation Analytical Platforms for Environmental Sensing, ARABLAB 2015, 23 – 26 March 2015, Dubai.

M. Buscaglia – Portable, Multi-Spot, Optical Biosensors on Non-Reflecting Surfaces – EuroNanoForum 2015, 10 – 12 June 2015, University of Latvia, Riga.

R. Lanfranco – Direct optical detection of pollutant molecules by means of micro-porous polymeric materials iso-refractive to water, EuroNanoForum 2015, 10 – 12 June 2015, University of Latvia, Riga.

D. Diamond – The Exciting Potential of Stimuli-responsive Materials and Biomimetic Microfluidics, EuroNanoForum 2015, 10 – 12 June 2015, University of Latvia, Riga.

J. Saez – Photo-Switchable Valve into a Reusable Lab-on-a-disc – Transducers 2015, 21 – 26 June 2015, Anchorage, Alaska.

D. Diamond – Biomimetic Microfluidics and Stimuli-responsive Materials: The Key to Realising Chemical Sensing Platforms with Revolutionary Capabilities, Analytical Research Forum, 3 July 2015, London, UK.

Diamond, Dermot – Stimuli-responsive materials and biomimetic microfluidics. In: XIV Brazilian MRS Meeting, SBPMAT2015-Symposium O ‘Organic Electronics and Bioelectronics: From materials characterization to device development’, 27 Sept – 1 Oct 2015 , Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

J. ter Schiphorst – Molecular Design of Light-Responsive Hydrogels, For in Situ Generation of Fast and Reversible Valves for Microfluidic Applications, Nanoforum 2015, 29 September – 2 October 2015, Milan, Italy.

J. Saez –  Smart Thermal Actuation to Control Fluid Flows in Origami Fabricated Microfluidic Devices, Nanoforum 2015, 29 September – 2 October 2015, Milan, Italy.

R. Lanfranco – Direct Optical Detection of Molecular Pollutants in Water by Invisible, Micro-porous, Polymeric Materials, Nanoforum 2015, 29 September – 2 October 2015, Milan, Italy.

M. Bowkett – An Introduction to the FP7 Project NAPES Detailing Commercial Opportunities For Project Outputs, Nanoforum 2015, 29 September – 2 October 2015, Milan, Italy.

S. Deegan – Integration of bio-recognition molecules into a label free optical detection platform and a cell sorting pre-concentration module for high throughput detection of bacteria in contaminated lake water, Nanoforum 2015, 29 September – 2 October 2015, Milan, Italy.

A. Ben Azouz – Development of a cost-effective autonomous sensor for nutrient monitoring in wastewater, 9th European Waste Water Management Conference, 12 – 13 October 2015, Manchester, UK.

R. Lanfranco – Phantom Material for Optical Sensing – 15-16 October 2015, IPGG Seminar.

F. Benito-Lopez – From Lab to Field: Environmental Analysis with Microfluidics, Investigación en Contaminación y Toxicología Ambientales (INCyTA) Research in Environmental Contamination and Toxicology Master, 21 October 2015, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU.

S. Descroix – Microfluidic development for bioanalytical application, 16th journées des Physicochimistes, 19 – 23 October 2015, Girona, Spain.

M. Buscaglia – Optical Biosensors, Optical Biosensors for Medical Diagnostics, 8 – 10 November 2015, OSA Headquarters, Washington DC.

S. Descroix – On-chip capture, culture and detections of bacteria, NAPES Workshop – From Molecule to Device , 17 – 18 November 2015 – Eindhoven, Netherlands.

F. Benito-Lopez – Improving Performance in Microfluidic Devices with Smart Materials, NAPES Workshop – From Molecule to Device , 17 – 18 November 2015 – Eindhoven, Netherlands.

J. ter Schiphorst – Molecular design of light-responsive hydrogels, for in-situ generation of fast and reversible valves for microfluidic applications, NAPES Workshop – From Molecule to Device , 17 – 18 November 2015 – Eindhoven, Netherlands.

M. Bowkett – Industry-academia partnerships in collaborative research projects such as NAPES.  A symbiotic relationship?  NAPES Workshop – From Molecule to Device , 17 – 18 November 2015 – Eindhoven, Netherlands.

S. Deegan – Integration of bio-recognition molecules into a label free optical detection platform and a cell sorting pre-concentration module for high throughput detection of bacteria in contaminated lake water, NAPES Workshop – From Molecule to Device , 17 – 18 November 2015 – Eindhoven, Netherlands.

F. Benito-Lopez, L. Basabe-Desmonts – Dispositivos Microfluidicos como Plataformas Analíticas Miniaturizadas – Invited Seminar Department of Analytical Chemistry and Zoology and Biology at the University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, 9 December 2015, Leioa, Spain.

D. Diamond – Can Biomimetic Principles Coupled with Advanced Fabrication Technologies and Stimuli-Responsive Materials Drive Revolutionary Advances in Wearable and Implantable Biochemical Sensors?’,  21 January 2016, Tyndall Institute, Cork .

D. Diamond – From molecules to devices: can we create disruptive technologies based on 3D functionality at multiple dimensions to solve global challenges? – 26 January 2016, Henkel R&D, Tallaght, Dublin.

M. Buscaglia – Selectivity, strength and kinetics of bio-molecular interactions revealed by label-free optical detection – 3rd Workshop on Complex Systems, 28 January 2016, University of Milano, Italy.

F. Benito-Lopez – Sistemas Microfluídicos que Integran Materiales Funcionales Inteligentes – Seminar at IRNASA – CSIC, 29 January 2016, Salamanca, Spain.

A. Ben-Azouz – Integration of photosensitive valves for automated in-situ microfluidic control – European Materials Research Society (E-MRS) Spring Meeting and Exhibit, 2nd – 6th May 2016, Lille, France.

Poster Presentations

Roberta Lanfranco – Micro-porous invisible membranes: a new tool for optical detection of molecular adsorption, Italian Soft Days 2014, 17 – 18 September 2014, Italy.

Aymen Ben Azouz, Simon Coleman, and Dermot Diamond – Development of a Multi-sensor Platform for Water Quality Monitoring: Engineering Challenges, 6th International Conference and Exhibition on Water, Wastewater and Environmental Monitoring (WWEM 2014), 5 – 6 November 2014 Telford, UK.

Aymen Ben Azouz, Simon Coleman, and Dermot Diamond – Development of a Multi-sensor Platform for Water Quality Monitoring: Engineering Challenges, Water: The Greatest Global Challenge, 2nd Annual Conference, 27 – 28 November 2014, Dublin, Ireland.

J. ter Schiphorst, S. Coleman, J.E. Stumpel, D. Diamond, and A.P.H.J. Schenning – Switching behaviour of light responsive hydrogels using spiropyran based derivatives, Dutch Polymer Days, 16 – 17 March 2015, Lunteren, The Netherlands.

J. Saez, M. Antonana, J. Etxebarria and F. Benito-Lopez – In-situ Generated Biocompatible Alginate Actuators for Flow Control in Microfluidics, Transducers 2015, 21 – 26 June 2015, Anchorage, Alaska.

R. Lanfranco, F. Giavazzi, M. Salina, E. Di Nicolò and M. Buscaglia – Direct optical detection of surfactants by means of micro-porous polymeric materials iso-refractive to water, EuroNanoForum 2015, 10 – 12 June 2015, University of Latvia, Riga.

M. Buscaglia – Portable, Multi-Spot, Optical Biosensors on Non-Reflecting Surfaces, EuroNanoForum 2015, 10 – 12 June 2015, University of Latvia, Riga.

T. Akyazi, J. Saez*, J. Elizalde, F. Benito-Lopez* – Ionogels as Passive Pumps for Fluidic Control in Paper-Based Analytical Devices, 19th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, Micro Total Analysis Systems μ-TAS-2015, 25-29 October, 2015, Gyeongju, South Korea.

I. Ruiz, M. Tijero (IK)*, A. Valero, J. Etxebarria, J. Berganzo, F. Benito-Lopez (UPV/EHU)*, L. Basabe-Desmonts(UPV/EHU)* – Self-powered High Flow Capacity Polymeric Microfluidics, 19th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, Micro Total Analysis Systems μ-TAS-2015, 25-29 October, 2015, Gyeongju, South Korea.

A. Bendali – Microfluidic magnetic fluidized bed for bacteria extraction, growth & detection, NanoBioTech 2015, 16 – 18 November 2015, Montreux, Switzerland.

M. Buscaglia – Portable, Multi-Spot, Optical Biosensors on Non-Reflecting Surfaces, NAPES Workshop – From Molecule to Device , 17 – 18 November 2015 – Eindhoven, Netherlands.

R. Lanfranco – Direct optical detection of pollutant melecules by means of micro-porous polymeric materials iso-refractive to water, NAPES Workshop – From Molecule to Device , 17 – 18 November 2015 – Eindhoven, Netherlands.

NAPES Consortium – NAPES Overview – DCU Water Institute Week 2016, 25 – 28 January 2016 – Dublin, Ireland.

T. Akyazi, F. Benito-Lopez (UPV/EHU)* – Ionogel Research Barriers for Sequential Analyte Detection in Paper-Based Analytical Devices –  Lab-on-Chip European Congress, LOACE-2016, 15 – 16 March, 2016 – Madrid, Spain.

J. Saez, (UPV/EHU), L. Basabe-Desmonts (UPV/EHU), F. Benito-Lopez (UPV/EHU)* – Origami Fabrication of 3D COP-PSA Hybrid Microfluidic Devices – Lab-on-Chip European Congress, LOACE-2016, 15 – 16 March, 2016 – Madrid, Spain.

A. Ben Azouz (DCU), M. Tijero(IK), J. Saez,(UPV/EHU) A. Bendali,(MMBM) S. Biffi,(UMIL) G. Tagliabue,(UMIL) I. Ichim, (TEL) R. Lanfranco,(UMIL) S. Coleman,(DCU) K. Mayora,(IK) M. Bowkett,(TEL) M. Buscaglia,(UMIL) S. Descroix,(MMBM) F. Benito-Lopez, (UPV/EHU) D. Diamond (DCU) – Towards an Autonomous Environmental Sensors Monitoring by Interconnecting the Macro with the Microfluidics – Lab-on-Chip European Congress, LOACE-2016, 15 – 16 March, 2016 – Madrid, Spain.

Publications

Modular Microfluidic Valve Structures Based on Reversible Thermoresponsive Ionogel Actuators, F. Benito-Lopez,* M. Antoñana-Díez, V. Fabio Curto, D. Diamond, V. Castro-López, Lab Chip, 2014, 14 (18), 3530-3538.

A fast and simple label-free immunoassay based on a smartphone, F. Giavazzi, M. Salina, E. Ceccarello, A. Ilacqua, F. Damin, L. Sola, M. Chiari, B. Chini, R. Cerbino, T. Bellini, M. Buscaglia, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 58, 395-402 (2014). DOI: 10.1016/j.bios.2014.02.077.

Biomolecule storage on non-modified thermoplastic microfluidic chip by ink-jet printing of ionogels, M. Tijero, R. Diez-Ahedo, F. Benito-Lopez, L. Basabe-Desmonts, V. Castro-Lopez, and A. Valero, AIP Biomicrofluidics, 9, 044124 (2015); doi: 10.1063/1.4928300.

Molecular Design of Light-Responsive Hydrogels, For in Situ Generation of Fast and Reversible Valves for Microfluidic Applications, Jeroen ter Schiphorst, Simon Coleman, Jelle E. Stumpel, Aymen Ben Azouz, Dermot Diamond,* and Albertus P. H. J. Schenning* (Chem. Mater. 2015, 27, 5925–5931)

Multi-spot,label-freeimmunoassayonreflectionless glass, Biosensors and Bioelectronics M. Salina et al., 74, 539-545 (2015), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bios.2015.06.064

Reversible Photo-actuated Porous Hydrogels for Micro-fluidics Applications, B. Ziółkowski, L. Florea, J. Theobald, F Benito-Lopez, D. Diamond, 2015, (Accepted)

Low Cost Origami Fabrication of 3D Self-aligned Hybrid Microfluidic Structures, J. Saez (UPV/EHU)*, I. Veci, L. Basabe-Desmonts(UPV/EHU), F. Benito-Lopez(UPV/EHU)*, Microfluidics and Nanofluidics (2016).

On-demand Generation and Removal of Alginate Biocompatible Microvalves for Flow Control in Microfluidics, J. Saez(UPV/EHU)*, J. Etxebarria (IK), M. Antoñana-Diez, F. Benito-Lopez(UPV/EHU)*, Sensors and Actuators B, 234, 1-7 (2016).

Fluidic Flow Delay by Ionogel Passive Pumps in Microfluidic Paper-Based Analytical Devices, T. Akyazi, J. Saez, J. Elizalde, F. Benito-Lopez (UPV/EHU)*, Sensors and Actuators B, 233, 402-408 (2016).

Label-free detection of DNA single-base mismatches using a simple reflectance based optical technique, G. Nava, E. Ceccarello, F. Giavazzi, M. Salina, F. Damin, M. Chiari,
M. Buscaglia*, T. Bellini and G. Zanchetta, Phys.Chem.Chem.Phys., 18, 13395-13402 (2016).

Selective Adsorption on Fluorinated Plastic Enables the Optical Detection of Molecular Pollutants in Water, R. Lanfranco, F. Giavazzi, M. Salina, G. Tagliabue, E. Di Nicolò, T. Bellini, and M. Buscaglia*, Physical Review Applied 5, 054012 (2016).

Education and Outreach

F. Benito-Lopez – In-Situ Generated Biocompatible Alginate Actuators for Flow Control in Microfluidics – 6th November 2014 – Annual Workshop CICMicroGune, Mondragon, Spain

F. Benito-Lopez, Janire Saez – Laboratorio en un chip – Science Week @ UPV/EHU

F. Benito-Lopez – Dispositivos “Point-of-care” con Materiales Inteligentes -Seminar, at Lascaray Research Center, 20 April 2016, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain.

A. Ben-Azouz – STEPS Engineering school visit “introducing Engineering and sciences to school students” – 24th February 2016, Mount Sackville Secondary School, Chapelizod, Dublin.

A. Ben-Azouz – STEPS Engineering school visit “introducing Engineering and sciences to school students” – 22nd January 2016, Our Lady Of Mercy College, Beaumont, Dublin

F. Benito-Lopez – Science Week @ CICMicroGune

M. Buscaglia, S. Biffi – 30th November, UMIL lab, Milano. Photonics4all (trainings for physics and science teachers of secondary schools)

Other

Gendering Horizon 2020, E. Pollitzer, Pan European Networks http://www.horizon2020publications.com/H8/#20 p20 October 2015

Engendering Environmental and Sustainability Projects, E Pollitzer, http://www.genderportal.eu/blog/engendering-environmental-and-sustainability-projects-1 February 2016

Opto-Smart Systems in Microfluidics, L. Florea, D. Diamond (DCU), F. Benito-Lopez(UPV/EHU),  Book Chapter in Opto-Nano-Mechanics: Material Systems, fundamentals, and applications in Research Perspectives on Functional Micro-and Nanoscale Coatings, IGI Global, disseminator of knowledge. Ed. Ana Zuzuarregui and Maria del Carmen Morant, 2016, 265-288.

NAPES Project  – M. Buscaglia & R. Lanfranco – Jounal of the University of Milan

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no. 604241