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College of Engineering and Computing

Our Facilities

The Micro/Nanofluidics Lab in USC has over 1000 square feet of well-equipped state-of-the-art laboratory. We study fundamentals and applications of micro/nanofluidc devices for life science and other engineering.

  • Two tunable femto lasers based, far field, Stimulated Emission Depletion (STED) Nanoscopy : Self developed (supported by NSF MRI), multifunctional far-field nanoscopic system based on STED and Multiphoton consisting of Coherent’s Chameleon Ultra II 80MHz (RoHS) Ti:Sapphire tunable femto laser and Mira OPO – Fan Poled Ring Configuration optical parametric oscillator (OPO), Nikon’s C2 laser Scanning Confocal Microscope System, and PI’s PInano XYZ P-545.3C7 Piezo Stage with Capacitive Sensors with USB controller for velocity, concentration and temperature measurement, nanofabrication and bioimaging of live cell
  • Self developed CW laser STED System for far field nanoscopic bioimaging system and laser induced fluorescence photobleaching anemometer system (self-built)
  • Laser scanning confocal microscope
  • Coherent Sabre Krypton laser with dual Brewster window tube (tunable from UV to NIR)
  • LaVision Particle Imaging Velocimetry system
  • Ultra-low noise single photon detection module (id100-MMF50, Becker & Hickl Inc. Germany)
  • 405nm laser (Crystalaser)
  • 2Watt 532nm diode pumped solid state laser (OEM laser system)
  • 350 mW 473 nm diode pumped solid state laser
  • 300 mW 473 nm laser
  • Olympus inverted epifluorescence microscopes (IX70, Olympus)
  • Nikon inverted microscopes
  • Olympus PME microscope
  • Horiba Jobin Yvon H-10 Monochromator H-10vis
  • Tow Cooke SensiCam QE Cameras (high speed, Cooke corp.)
  • Photomultipliers tube (R1464, Hamamatsu )
  • Large area UV photoreceiver (New Focus)
  • Photodiodes with amplifiers
  • Anti-vibration optical tables (Thorlab)
  • He-Ne lasers (Newport Inc.),
  • Piezo Nano 3D positioning Stage (E664, PI)
  • 3D Translation stages (Newport, Mellesgriot)
  • High performance beam expander (Newport)
  • Objective NA 1.4 oil 100X, and others, 10X, 20X, 40X, UPlanFL (Olympus)
  • Lenses and optical filters, mechanical parts and etc.
  • Oscilloscope (4 GS/s, 4 channels, LeCroy 9384CL),
  • The HVS448 High Voltage Sequencer, LabSmith
  • Digital delay / pulse generator (DG535, Stanford Research System)
  • Keithley 248 high voltage power supply (Keithley Instruments Inc)
  • Oscilloscope (BK Precision)
  • Micro driver controller (Newport)
  • DC power supply (6634B, Agilent)
  • Multimeter (34401A, HP )
  • AD Convertor (USB-6259, NI)
  • Two AFG3102 function generators from Tektronix
  • High voltage power supply (0~8000v, 5 channels) (EMCO Inc.)
  • Laser displacement sensor and controller (3) (Keyence)
  • Low-noise current preamplifier SR570 (Stanford Research System)
  • Incubator
  • Fume hood
  • 3 PHD Syringe pumps (Harvard apparatus)
  • Branson ultrasonic cleaner (BRANSONICR )
  • Vortex mixer (Fisher Scientific),
  • Barnstead ultrapure water system (Nanopure DiamondTM)
  • Electronic weighing balances (METTLER AT261 DeltaRangeR ,Resolution: 0.01mg)
  • Thermo NESLAB RTE7 digital bath circulator (Rheology Solutions Pty Ltd)
  • Vacuum pump Pascal type 2010 (Alcatel vaccum products Inc.)
  • PC-410 Magnetic Stirrer (CorningR)
  • Electric Oven (Apothecaries Sundries Mfg. Co.)
  • Wire Bonder (Westband)
  • Clean room, class 1000
  • Headway Research CB-15 Photoresist spinner
  • A Water Channel 



The Micro/Nano fluids Lab in USC


The Micro/Nano fluids Lab in USC and clean room








water channel

water channel of confined mixing layer



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