933 Rhodes Hall
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH 45221
Lab: (513) 556-4990
post-doc openings available - click
Welcome to the Novel Devices Laboratory (NDL) in the
School of Electronics and Computing at the University
of Cincinnati! With UC having +43,000 students and having been ranked among the
top 25 we
are part of a top destination for both cutting edge research and
NDL performs highly multidisciplinary research spanning fundamental
science to more applied work through industrial partnerships. At
present, NDL has significant focus on electrowetting and
electrofluidics. Such research involves the electronic control and
manipulation of fluids for optical, electrical, and biological devices.
In addition to typical academic research, 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 (click here for
gratefully 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, Gamma Dynamics Corp.,
Industrial Technology Research Institute (Taiwan), Johns Hopkins
Applied Physics Lab, LG Displays (Korea), Motorola Research Labs, MicroChem,
Northorp Grumman Corp., NSF Chemical, Bioengineering,
Environmental, and Transport Systems, NSF Career - 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
See our article
featured in LOC about Artificial
04.18.13 – Dr.
Heikenfeld receives Established
Faculty Entrepreneur Achievement Award (article,
Heikenfeld receives the 2013
Young Investigator Award by the UC chapter of Sigma Xi
01.30.13 – See
Daniel Rose, Daniel Griffin, and Linlin Hou in NDL's article about
diagnostic tools as well as being covered in NPR's Focus on
See " Lighter, Brighter Displays: Electrowetting
combines the best of LCD and E Ink. " an article featured in IEEE
NDL publishes paper on " Bright
e-Paper by Transport of Ink
through a White Electrofluidic Imaging Film ", in the journal
Communications, which has been picked up by major media outlets
News , LiveScience
See our collection of articles and our podcast involving a
interesting relation between nature and our E-Reader technology:
Octopuses Help Us Make Better Kindles? ", "
E-Reader Tech Mimics Octopuses " and listen to " Biomimicry
and e-Readers ".
Hagedon gives an excellent talk on Electrofluidic
Ink Transposition at TEDx Cincy.
NDL's article " Investigation of five types of switchable
retroreflector films for enhanced visible and infrared conspicuity
applications " featured on the Applied Optics cover
Congrats to our new Ph.Ds !!
Kreit Awarded $100 for Best Dissertation Award 2012!!
Congrats to Dr. Yang
Top 10 Countdown
of most-read stories in 2011. See Prof. Heikenfeld's review of the next
gen. electronic paper devices.
01.01.12 – UC
Year Greetings. See NDL inside.