Recent Submissions

  • Flow control in porous media: from numerical analysis to quantitative µPAD for ionic strength measurements 

    Mehrdel, Pouya; Khosravi, Hamid; Karimi, Shadi; López Martínez, Joan Antoni; Casals Terré, Jasmina (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2021-05-11)
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    Microfluidic paper-based analytical devices (µPADs) are a promising technology to enable accurate and quantitative in situ assays. Paper’s inherent hydrophilicity drives the fluids without the need for external pressure ...
  • Fluidic oscillators, feedback channel effect under compressible flow conditions 

    Bergadà Granyó, Josep Maria; Baghaei, Masoud; Prakash, Bhanu; Mellibovsky Elstein, Fernando (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2021-09-01)
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    Fluidic oscillators are often used to modify the forces fluid generates on any given bluff body; they can also be used as flow, pressure or acoustic sensors, with each application requiring a particular oscillator ...
  • Portable 3D-printed sensor to measure ionic strength and pH in buffered and non-buffered solutions 

    Mehrdel, Pouya; Karimi, Shadi; Farré Lladós, Josep; Casals Terré, Jasmina (2020-01-01)
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    A miniaturized 3D-printed device has been designed, manufactured and validated to perform as a low-cost sensor for compositional analysis of buffered and non-buffered solutions in industrial or remote areas. The proposed ...
  • Advancements in microfabricated gas sensors and microanalytical tools for the sensitive and selective detection of odors 

    Perarnau Ollé, Enric; Farré Lladós, Josep; Casals Terré, Jasmina (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2020-09-24)
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    In recent years, advancements in micromachining techniques and nanomaterials have enabled the fabrication of highly sensitive devices for the detection of odorous species. Recent efforts done in the miniaturization of gas ...
  • Cost-effective microfabrication of sub-micron-depth channels by femto-laser anti-stiction texturing 

    Karimi, Shadi; Mehrdel, Pouya; Casals Terré, Jasmina; Farré Lladós, Josep (2020-02-26)
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    Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) and microfluidic devices have found numerous applications in the industrial sector. However, they require a fast, cost-effective and reliable manufacturing process in order to compete ...
  • A passive portable microfluidic blood-plasma separator for simultaneous determination of direct and indirect ABO/Rh blood typing 

    Karimi, Shadi; Mehrdel, Pouya; Farré Lladós, Josep; Casals Terré, Jasmina (2019-09-03)
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    The blood typing test is mandatory in any transfusion, organ transplant, and pregnancy situation. There is a lack of point-of-care (POC) blood typing that could perform both direct and indirect methods using a single droplet ...
  • Hemostasis-on-a-chip: Impedance spectroscopy meets microfluidics for hemostasis evaluation 

    Karimi, Shadi; Farré Lladós, Josep; Mir Fuertes, Enrique; Escolar Albaladejo, Ginés; Casals Terré, Jasmina (2019-08-14)
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    In the case of vascular injury, a complex process (of clotting) starts, involving mainly platelets and coagulation factors. This process in healthy humans is known as hemostasis, but when it is deregulated (thrombosis), ...
  • Enhanced fully cellulose based forward and reverse blood typing assay 

    Casals Terré, Jasmina; Farré Lladós, Josep; López Martínez, Joan Antoni; Vidal Lluciá, Teresa; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca (2019-05-07)
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    This study presents an enhanced paper-based analytical device (PAD) for forward and reverse group blood typing. The proposed PAD uses a novel methodology, which provides highly reliable results on a fully cellulose based ...
  • Optimal machining strategy selection in ball-end milling of hardened steels for injection molds 

    Buj Corral, Irene; Ortiz Marzo, José Antonio; Costa Herrero, Lluís; Vivancos Calvet, Joan; Luis Pérez, Carmelo Javier (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2019-03-01)
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    In the present study, the groups of cutting conditions that minimize surface roughness and its variability are determined, in ball-end milling operations. Design of experiments is used to define experimental tests performed. ...
  • Novel applications of nonwood cellulose for blood typing assays 

    Casals Terré, Jasmina; Farré Lladós, Josep; Zuñiga, Allinson; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca; Vidal Lluciá, Teresa (2018-10-03)
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    Paper-based microfluidics devices can create a new healthcare model. Cellulose is carbohydrate polymer biocompatible and hydrophilic. These characteristics enhance the development of user-friendly diagnostic devices, but ...
  • Novel variable radius spiral-shaped micromixer: from numerical analysis to experimental validation 

    Mehrdel, Pouya; Karimi, Shadi; Farré Lladós, Josep; Casals Terré, Jasmina (2018-10-27)
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    A novel type of spiral micromixer with expansion and contraction parts is presented in order to enhance the mixing quality in the low Reynolds number regimes for point-of-care tests (POCT). Three classes of micromixers ...