Dr. Maciej Skolimowski

Colosseum 15, 7521 PV Enschede, The Netherlands

Research Manager Dr. Maciej Skolimowski
Dr. Maciej Skolimowski is Research manager at Micronit, working on polymer microfluidics for life sciences. He did his M.Sc. in biotechnology at Warsaw Univ. of Technology, his PhD in Micro- and Nanotechnology at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), and 4 years postdoc at DTU and Groningen Univ. He has extensive experience of micromachining of polymers and microfabrication techniques. Together with his colleagues, Dr. Elwin Vrouwe and Dr. Sandro Meucci he will collaborate with CICbmG on the supervision of ESR 3. Dr. Elwin Vrouwe (Senior R&D Scientist) has a background in microfluidics and analytical chemistry. His Ph.D. work revolved around microchip capillary electrophoresis and at Micronit he has worked on a variety of collaborative projects aiding in the development of advanced microfabricated devices, e.g. for sensing applications. Dr. Elwin Vrouwe will supervise the ESR3. Dr. Sandro Meucci (R&D Scientist) focussed on the SAMOSS ITN project, responsible for developing culturing technologies, on-chip DNA hybridisation and integrated detection systems. He has a M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering and did a Ph.D. at Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa. Meucci, has >10 years of experience in engineering micro and nano-devices for cell culture.

Key Research Facilities, Infrastructure and Equipment
Infrastructure/equipment: Micronit has its own Class 1000 cleanrooms with all the equipment needed for the fabrication of glass and silicon devices (4-inch, 6-inch and 200 mm wafer formats), and a variety of tools for the production of devices in a selection of thermoplastic polymers. Its Prototyping Laboratory is equipped with heated press for embossing and laminating thermo-plastics, and CNC tools for fabricating microfluidic prototypes from plastic substrates. Furthermore, it has a Characterization Laboratory with optical microscopes, fluid pumps and equipment for electrical testing. In addition, they have full access to the cleanrooms of the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology at the Twente University.

Hosting Company: Micronit Microtechnologies B.V.
Micronit Microtechnologies B.V. was founded in 1999 as a spin-off of the University of Twente, The Netherlands, provides solutions for product development and manufacturing of microfluidic and MEMs devices from initial concepts/designs up to high-volume manufacturing. Micronit has extensive know-how and IP in micromachining and microtechnologies and is leading in microfluidics and MEMs for life science and high-tech applications.

Relevant Publications and/or Research / Innovation Product

  1. R.R. Carvalho, S.P. Pujari, D.Gahtory, E.X. Vrouwe, B. Albada, H. Zuilhof. Mild Photochemical Biofunctionalization of Glass Microchannels. Langmuir, 2017, 33(35) 8624-8631.
  2. D. Valikhani, J.M. Bolivar, M. Viefhues, D.N. McIlroy, E.X. Vrouwe, B. Nidetzky. A Spring in Performance: Silica Nanosprings Boost Enzyme Immobilization in Microfluidic Channels. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2017, 9(40), 34641-34649.
  3. M. Viefhues, S. Sun, D. Valikhani, B. Nidetzky, E.X. Vrouwe, T. Mayr, J.M. Bolivar. Tailormade resealable micro (bio) reactors providing easy integration of in situ sensors. J. Micromech. Microeng., 2017, 27(6).
  4. R.R. Carvalho, S. Reuvekamp, H. Zuilhof, M. T. Blom, E. X. Vrouwe. Laser welding of prefunctionalized glass substrates: a fabrication and chemical stability study. J. Micromech. Microeng. 2018, 28, 015002
  5. M. Skolimowski et al, Modular microfluidic system as a model of cystic fibrosis airways, Biomicrofluidics. 2012; 6(3), 34109.
  6. Microfluidic reactors.