A major strength of the Microfluidics M.Sc. 2 degree is that the curriculum of each student is strongly individualized. Students have to follow a set of mandatory courses, spanning from all relevant areas involving microfluidics, and will choose 2 to 3 specialised courses that fit their specific interests. In total, students will complete 30 ECTS of courses.
The Microfluidics degree is committed to deliver a high-level technological training to the students, that will be achieved through a set of lab classes taking place on the technological platform of IPGG, the conduction of a Master’s project and ultimately culminating in a Master’s thesis.
The overall content of the Microfluidics degree is equal to 60 ECTS, from beginning of september to the end or june or july.
Courses topics summary
In physics, chemistry or biology, to help students coming from diverse backgrounds to be up-to-date with the disciplinary requirements of the degree.
These courses represent 60-70% of the full courses curriculum. They aim at giving the opportunity to each student, whatever his previous background, to have a 360° view on the field, from the fundamental concepts to the applications.
|Technology||Micro and nano fabrication techniques : Silicon, PDMS, plastics and flexible electronics|
|Surface functionalization with molecules and biomolecules : dry and wet methods|
|Characterisation techniques : Microscopy, Flow Cytometry, Rheology, Single molecule measurements and imaging|
|Physics||Hydrodynamics and transport at the microscale, nanofluidics|
|Capillarity and wetting phenomena, soft matter and interfaces physics|
|Lab on a chip||Continuous Flow and Segmented Flow Chemistry|
|Bioassays, analytical microdevices|
|Biology and Biochemistry||Droplet-based biochemistry and single cell analysis|
|Single cell and collective cell behaviours in and on micro fabricated devices|
TECHNICAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL TRAINING: PRACTICAL WORK
At the beginning of the Microfluidics program, students participate in a solid technological training in the design, fabrication and manipulation of microfluidic devices.
RESEARCH PROJECT COURSE (3 ECTS)
During the first semester, students enrolled in the Microfluidics program will be hosted in one of the IPGG laboratories [list here] and will conduct a short research project under the supervision of a mentor.
This project allows students to personalize their curriculum. Students enrolled in a work/study contract are not concerned because they are in the company on days when there are no classes.
Masters thesis and internship
During the second semester, the fellow students will achieve their Master’s thesis (30 ECTS) in the lab or the company of their choice, on a research topic that suits their scientific or professional aspirations. Research internships last for 5 to 6 months, in France or abroad, and the Master’s thesis is defended in front of a committee at the beginning of the summer.
Ouverture to innovation and innovation strategies
The Microfluidics degree takes place in an exceptional, world-renown neighbourhood in terms of technological start-up companies created and issuing from directly from the laboratories associated to the IPGG. With the help of the PC’Up start-up incubator and the Tremplin Carnot IPGG TT office, regular meet-ups with start-up companies and industrial partners are organised throughout the year.