933 Rhodes Hall
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH 45221
Lab: (513) 556-4990
Office: (513) 556-4763
| Welcome to the Novel Devices
Laboratory (NDL) at the University of Cincinnati!
With UC having +43,000 students and having been ranked
among the top 25 of U.S. public
research universities, we are part of a top destination
for both cutting edge research and education!
NDL performs highly multidisciplinary research, primarily
in electrofluidics and biosensors, spanning fundamental
science to more applied work through industrial
partnerships (see our Research page). Furthermore, NDL has
the practical knowledge, facilities, and a strong
track-record for rapidly transforming novel concepts into
commercially viable prototypes. Since 2006, NDL has
partnered with numerous U.S., European, and Asian
companies in pushing new technologies to market
for support map). NDL is also a founding member of the NSF
Center for Advanced Design and Manufacturing of Integrated
founder for the Ohio Center for Microfluidic Innovation (OCMI),
founding member of the Nano-Bio Manufacturing Consortium (NBMC).
acknowledges support from (alphabetical):
Army CERDEC, Army Research Labs, AU Optronics
(AUO, Taiwan), AFOSR Young Investigator Award,
AFRL Materials Directorate, AFRL Sensors
Directorate, Crayola, DuPont, FlexTech Alliance,
Gamma Dynamics Corp., GVD Corp.,
Industrial Technology Research Institute
(Taiwan), Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, LG
Displays (Korea), Lockheed Martin Company,
Motorola Research Labs, MicroChem, National
Nanobio Manufacturing Consortium, Northorp
Grumman Corp., NSF Chemical, Bioengineering,
Environmental, and Transport Systems, NSF
Career, NSF GOALI, NSF EAGER, NSF Electrical,
Communications and Cyber Systems, NSF
Integrative, Hybrid, and Cyber Systems, NSF
Stanford Nanofab Facility, Ohio Dept. of
Development (IDCAST & 3rd Frontier), Ohio
Board of Regents, Philips (The Netherlands),
Polymer Vision (The Netherlands), Procter and
Gamble (P&G), Ricoh (Japan), SeeReal
Technologies (Germany), Sun Chemical,
Prime View International (Taiwan), UES, UC
Research Council, UC Launchpad, UC Institute for
Nanoscale Science and Technology, University
Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation
11.07.13 – Innovative solar
technology ( SmartLight
10.12.13 – UC sweat-sensor on
09.04.13 – Dr. Heikenfeld
STEM Professors in Ohio!
07.10.13 – Dr.
Heikenfeld comments on 3D-printed
liquid metal brings stretchable
technologies signs sponsored development agreement
with the University of Cincinnati!
04.26.13 – See our article
featured in LOC about Artificial
– Dr. Heikenfeld
receives Established Faculty Entrepreneur
Achievement Award (article,
– Dr. Heikenfeld
receives the 2013
Investigator Award by the UC chapter of
01.30.13 – See Daniel
Rose, Daniel Griffin, and Linlin Hou in NDL's
article about sweat-sensor
tools as well as being covered in NPR's Focus on
01.01.13 – See " Lighter,
Brighter Displays: Electrowetting combines the
best of LCD and E Ink. " an article featured in IEEE
NDL publishes paper on " Bright
by Transport of Ink through a White Electrofluidic
Imaging Film ", in the journal Nature
Communications, which has been picked up by major media
outlets including Yahoo!
News , LiveScience
See our collection of articles and our podcast
involving a interesting relation between nature and our
E-Reader technology: " Can
Help Us Make Better Kindles? ", "
Tech Mimics Octopuses " and
listen to " Biomimicry
06.30.12 – Matt Hagedon
gives an excellent talk on Electrofluidic
Transposition at TEDx Cincy.
06.11.12 – NDL's article "
Investigation of five types of switchable
retroreflector films for enhanced visible and
infrared conspicuity applications " featured on
the Applied Optics cover
06.08.12 – Congrats to our new Ph.Ds !!
05.30.12 – Eric Kreit
Awarded $100 for Best Dissertation Award 2012!!
01.30.12 – Congrats to Dr.
01.19.12 – Congrats to Dr.
– UC's Top
10 Countdown of most-read stories
in 2011. See Prof. Heikenfeld's review
of the next gen. electronic paper
Greetings. See NDL inside.