I am currently designing prototype droplet based microfluidic devices that can be used to perform common biological protocols.
About Michael Schertzer
I am currently designing prototype droplet based microfluidic devices that can be used to perform common biological protocols. These devices will increase throughput and minimize cost by limiting reagent consumption and reducing cycles times from several days to approximately 30 minutes. These devices will also offer portable solutions suitable for use by front line health care professionals. In persuit of this goal, I have published five first author papers in high impact journals. I have also jointly submitted two US Patent Applications for contributions I have made in this area.
My research interests also include applications in heat transfer, boiling heat transfer, and the integration of heat transfer solutions into microfluidic devices. My experience in this area includes (1) the fundamental examination of the performance of evaporators in capillary pumped loops, (2) characterization and applications of rotating heat pipes, (3) deicing of aeroengine nosecones, (4) fundamantal examination of natural convection boundary layers, and (5) examining the effect of fouling on the performance of exhaust gas recirculation heat exchanges.
Specialties: Microsystems, Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS), Microfluidics, Experimental Fluid Dynamics, Multi-Phase Flows, Heat Transfer, Boiling Heat Transfer, Clean Engine Technologies (Exhaust Gas Recirculation), Mechatronics, Analytical & Numerical Modelling, Micro/Nano Fabrication, Project Management, Development and Protection of Intellectual Property, Oral & Written Communication, Engineering Education, Course Development