School of Mathematics & Physical Sciences


Since the early 1990s the University of Hull has been a world leader in establishing the fundamental underlying science that makes micro-fluidic lab-on-a-chip devices attractive technology.

Process miniaturisation

Our work has lead to significant developments in the fields of chemistry and biology and in the past few years the group has focused more on system and process integration, manufacturability, diagnostics and exploiting the biomimetic aspects of micro fluidic devices with a particular emphasis being place on biomedical/clinical applications.

Micro-fluidic research at Hull is a multidisciplinary activity involving staff with backgrounds in chemistry, biology, medicine, engineering and physics.

We are proud to be at the forefront of the development of micro-devices that significantly reduce the time taken to analyse DNA, as well as assess the reaction of a patient’s body to new drugs.

Find out more about our research highlights >

Details of our Microfabrication Facility >


Name Research interests
Dr Ian Bell
School of Engineering
Design, test and manufacture of lab-on-a-chip systems
Environmental sensing using lab-on-a-chip
Mr Nathan Brown
School of Engineering
Bulk manufacturing of lab-on-a-chip devices
Fabrication processes for lab-on-a-chip
Prof John Greenman
School of Biological, Biomedical and Environmental Sciences
Microfluidic model systems tumour tissue
Tumour Immunology
Prof Gillian Greenway
Department of Chemistry
Chemical miniaturisation
Environmental analysis using lab-on-a-chip
Dr Ruchi Gupta
Department of Chemistry
Optical measurement techniques
Digital microfluidics
Organic electronics
Prof Steve Haswell
Department of Chemistry
Micro-reactor chemistry
Miniaturised analytical systems
Dr Tom McCreedy
Department of Chemistry
Miniaturisation of devices for chemical analysis and synthesis
Environmental analysis
Dr Nicole Pamme
Department of Chemistry
Combination of magnetism and microfluidics
High throughput analysis in continuous flow devices
Dr Kevin Welham
Department of Chemistry
Miniaturised analytical systems
Protein structure and function


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