Learn how to build a simple, low cost sensor to detect spoiled milk using simple materials that illustrate cool concepts such as microﬂuidics, sample processing and biodetection.
In this project you will design microﬂuidic patterns, construct them out of clear plastic ﬁlm, add reagents to the microﬂuidic devices, test their behavior when exposed to fresh and spoiled milk and report your results. At the end of the workshop you will get to keep your sensor.
Building a spoiled milk sensor
- Understand the fundamentals of biosensing.
- Obtain an overview of sample processing and microﬂuidics.
- Design and build simple microﬂuidic systems.
- Build a simple pH sensor using the microﬂuidic systems.
- Participate in device design and user interface considerations for a sensor device.
- Learn the importance of teamwork and distributed tasks in any non-trivial device engineering process.
- Show off your work!
This nanoBIO node workshop is a one week intensive high school Workshop on biosensors led by Kaustubh Bhalerao from the department of Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at the University of Illinois.
Kaustubh Bhalerao obtained his M.S. and Ph.D degrees from Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering at The Ohio State University in 2001 and 2004 respectively. His doctoral dissertation was on the reliability of micro electromechanical systems used in biological applications (BioMEMS). He is an associate professor and has been a faculty member in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering since 2005.
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University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL