Sriram Natarajan has a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (I.I.T.), a MS degree from the University of Colorado and many years of industrial experience in MEMS. He is now pursuing a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. He is currently working on studying the flow patterns and optimizing a microfluidic device to deposit uniform spots of biomaterials on a substrate. This device, called a spotter array, has many advantages over current ink-jet methods that are used to produce spots for bioassays, proteomics etc. One of the goals of this research is to develop a commercially viable spotter array system. A number of companies have expressed interest in this technology.
If your organization has interests in biomaterial deposition and would like to learn more about the spotter or would like to send some samples to be tested here, please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.