Micro Nano Integrated (MiNI) Fluids Lab

Micro Nano Integrated Fluids (MiNI) Laboratory is a research group focusing on applications of microfluidic systems on nanomaterial synthesis, functionalization, manipulation and printing. We are part of the Bilkent University Mechanical Engineering Department and National Nanotechnology Research Center (UNAM).

Capillary Effects

Wetting of Textured Surface

Particle Synthesis in Droplets


MiNI Lab's recent graduate Eliza Sopubekova's work on selective nanoparticle patterning by using electrophoretic deposition is recently published in J. Nanoparticle Research. In this work electrostatic forces are applied to direct and position charged fluorescent latex and silica nanoparticles on desired areas of the surface. alternating nanoparticle patterns and particle deposition on the same designated areas for forming composite areas are obtained.

For further information, please visit https://doi.org/10.1007/s11051-021-05368-1

Our collaborative work with Dr. Ali Javili of Bilkent UNiversity is selected as a supplementary cover of the April 14, 2021 issue of Langmuir. In this work, we describe a very droplet motion on local surface gradients by using a double pendulum model. This is a novel approach to predict droplet behavior.

For further information, please visit https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.0c03610

Our collaborative work with Prof. Hilmi Volkan Demir's research group of Bilkent University and UNAM is selected as an inside cover article of the March 11, 2021 issue of the weekly journal Advanced Materials. In this work, the first microfluidic single-mode laser having CQW solution as the gain medium with a record low lasing threshold among all the other solution-based lasing methods were demonstrated.

For further information please visit https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/adma.202007131

Gökçe Özkazanç's work on coating of surfaces with nanoparticles using Capillary Origami is now published as an article in Surfaces and Interfaces. In this work we demonstrated that thin polymer membranes can be folded under capillary forces applied by liquid droplets containing nanoparticles.

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Malik Abdul Wahab's work on the synthesis of hybrid nanoparticles by using a microfluidic reactor is now published as a research article in J. Micromech. Microeng.

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