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Bui, T.H. (author)
The thesis focuses on the investigation of thin-film surface acoustic wave (SAW) devices for liquid sensing applications. The piezoelectric material is a thin film of Aluminum Nitride (AlN), a CMOS compatible material, deposited by pulse DC reactive sputtering technique. A CMOS compatible process is developed and employed to fabricate the AlN/Si...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Marin Lizarraga, V.M. (author)
This thesis presents a reliable technology to assemble free standing lipid membranes using microfabricated devices. A microfluidic cartridge consisting of parallel channels connected with a rectangular aperture was designed and characterized to assemble artificial membranes. This methodology resulted on a system capable of assembling lipid...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Kawale, D. (author)
Crude oil has been an important source of energy for several decades now. Upon discovery of a crude oil reservoir until its abandonment, typically the oil recovery process can be classified in three stages. The primary and the secondary stage involve utilizing and maintaining reservoir pressure to recover oil respectively. The tertiary, or the...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Tiruvadi Krishnan, S. (author)
All living organisms pass on their genetic information to their offspring in the form of DNA or RNA molecules by duplicating them across generations. In the bacteria, their genes are packed in long chains of DNA molecules or chromosomes. One of the widely studied model organisms, Escherichia coli, replicates its circular chromosome in two...
doctoral thesis 2016
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De Martino, M. (author)
doctoral thesis 2016
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Gude, S. (author)
Quantitative experiments with the ability to systematically probe the system under investigation are a key element to gain insight and understanding. We present a novel and simple technique enabling the maintenance and controlled perturbation of experimental conditions of microorganisms from bacteria to nematodes. Polyacrylamide-based devices...
doctoral thesis 2016
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Wu, F. (author)
One of the most basic features that pervade biology is the existence of boundaries that separate living cells from their outer environments. Molecules responsible for the internal organization of a living cell must adapt to its boundaries, as the cell grows, divides, and changes in shape and size. In this thesis, we aim to understand how...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Boulineau, S. (author)
doctoral thesis 2013
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Huang, Z. (author)
Heterogeneity is a general feature in biological system. In order to avoid possible misleading effects of ensemble averaging, and to ensure a correct understanding of the biological system, it is very important to look into individuals, such as a single bio-molecule or a single cell, for details. The size of a single bio-molecule/cell typically...
doctoral thesis 2012
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Mokkapati, V.R.S.S. (author)
Research in the field of Micro/nanofluidics has been extensively carried out for the last few years. With the available technological advancements today many complex systems can be fabricated in a more efficient and simpler way. Conventional methods in a laboratory consumes a lot of time, chemicals and in turn generates a lot of waste unlike the...
doctoral thesis 2011
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Van Steijn, V. (author)
Precise manipulation of minute volumes of fluids is at the heart of microfluidics and opens up an exciting route to miniaturize processes in the areas of chemistry, biology and medicine. An attractive way to transport small fluid samples through the channels of microfluidic devices is by enclosing these samples inside containers in the form of...
doctoral thesis 2010
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Zhang, L. (author)
There was an explosive growth in the bioprocess industry market during the last decade. The tight control of these processes is often very critical in order to optimize the process efficiency or even achieve the right product. Capillary electrophoresis (CE) system is a good option for process monitoring and controlling, since it has already been...
doctoral thesis 2009
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Dorsman, R. (author)
Many processes exist in which a thin film is deposited from the gas phase, e.g. Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD). These processes are operated at ever decreasing reactor operating pressures and with ever decreasing wafer feature dimensions, reaching into the rarefied flow regime. As numerical simulation tools are frequently used to design and...
doctoral thesis 2007
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Van Guijt, R.M. (author)
doctoral thesis 2003
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