Harvard SEAS Nada Amin and MIT EECS/CSAIL Saman Amarasinghe are reviving a decade old working group that initiated computer-aided design for microfluidic chips.

Microfluidics are a diverse array of technologies commonly used to conduct precise and repeatable experiments involving small quantities of fluids. Just like integrated circuits have enabled the automation of computation, microfluidic chips—coin-sized media that manipulate small quantities of liquid—promise to automate biological and chemical experiments. The working group brings together people from different disciplines to realize this promise.

To start, we are conducting regular reading activities about the latest technologies on microfluidics, with the goals of advancing research in applying compiler technology to microfluidics, and enabling automation of biological protocols. 

We are always welcoming participants with interests  in microfluidics (mechanical engineering) and in compiler technology (programming languages), as well as in relevant application domains (biology, medicine, etc.). If you want to join the reading/working group, please email namin@seas.harvard.edu.