• De Zaale, Building 15, Gemini Zuid 3.132



  • PO Box 513

    5600 MB Eindhoven


Organization profile

Introduction / mission

Our mission is to develop innovative technological concepts and fabrication methods for microsystems for a wide range of applications. Our concepts are often inspired by biology, and our microsystems are often applied to understand biological processes that are important for health and disease.

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Developing life-enhancing applications through research at the micro-scale

Organisational profile

We develop innovative technological concepts and fabrication methods by carrying out research in our Microfab/lab, often in collaboration with industrial, biomedical, or clinical partners.  Practical applications of the group’s research range from organ-on-a-chip systems for cancer and brain research, point-of-care diagnostics, wearable health sensors, water and air quality monitoring and purification, lithography machines, displays, and brain-inspired computing, to soft microrobotics.

The section is structured around the senior scientists Jaap den Toonder (also head of the section), Regina Luttge, Hans Wyss, Yoeri van de Burgt and Erik Homburg, who collectively hold the expertise that defines the scientific identity of the section:

Together, the Microsystems scientists carry out research in four main research lines: Micro manufacturing technologies, Microfluidics, Biomedical microdevices, and Micro-electro-opto-mechanics.

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Photo of Alex J. Bastiaens
No photo of Zhiwei Cui

Zhiwei Cui

Person: Prom. : doctoral candidate (PhD)

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Jaap M.J. den Toonder

Person: HGL : Professor


Research Output 1989 2019

A stirring system using suspended magnetically-actuated pillars for controlled cell clustering

Saberi, A., Zhang, S., van den Bersselaar, C., Kandail, H., den Toonder, J. M. J. & Kurniawan, N. A., 1 Jan 2019, In : Soft Matter. 15, 6, p. 1435-1443 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Magnetic scales
Research laboratories

CALIMA: the semi-automated open-source calcium imaging analyzer

Radstake, F. D. W., Raaijmakers, E. A. L., Luttge, R., Zinger, S. & Frimat, J-P., 1 Oct 2019, In : Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine. 179, 10 p., 104991

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Imaging techniques
Cellular radio systems

Climbing droplets driven by mechanowetting on transverse waves

De Jong, E., Wang, Y., den Toonder, J. & Onck, P. R., 14 Jun 2019, In : Science Advances. 5, 6, 8 p., eaaw0914

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
transverse waves
surface waves
dynamic control



Sheen Sahebali (Manager) & W.B.M. ter Elst (Manager)

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Facility/equipment: Research lab

3D printers
Biomedical engineering


4TU Visiting Research Grant

Yoeri van de Burgt (Recipient), 10 Feb 2017

Recognition: OtherScientific

Best Student Paper Award ICPM 2018

Eveline van Doremaele (Recipient), Jul 2018

Recognition: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

Brain-Inspired lab-on-a-Chip

Yoeri van de Burgt (Recipient), 2018

Recognition: ERCStartingScientific

Neural networks

Activities 2017 2017

  • 1 Consultancy
  • 1 Visiting an external academic institution

Member Scientific Advisory Panel

Yoeri van de Burgt (Consultant)
1 Oct 2017 → …

Activity: Consultancy typesConsultancyScientific

Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom. Electronic address: vsd@eng.cam.ac.uk.

Yoeri van de Burgt (Visiting researcher)
26 Aug 20171 Dec 2017

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institutionScientific

Research areas

Biomedical microdevices

Impact: Research Topic/Theme (at group level)


Impact: Research Topic/Theme (at group level)


Impact: Research Topic/Theme (at group level)

Student theses

A brain chip to investigate neurite outgrowth by trapping cell-laden hydrogel beads in microsieves

Author: Labeur, T., 29 Aug 2019

Supervisor: Bouten, C. (Supervisor 1), Luttge, R. (Supervisor 2), Kurniawan, N. (Supervisor 2) & Bastiaens, A. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Controlling the doping level in a conducting polymer for application in enhancement mode organic electrochemical transistors

Author: Pol, T., 13 Nov 2018

Supervisor: Meskers, S. (Supervisor 1), van de Burgt, Y. (Supervisor 2), Janssen, R. (Supervisor 2) & Friedrich, H. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


Low temperature and rapid processing of mesoporous Titanium dioxide for highly-efficient flexible Perovskite solar cells

Author: Feleki, B., 23 Feb 2017

Supervisor: den Toonder, J. (Supervisor 1) & Galagan, Y. (External person) (External coach)

Student thesis: Master