Microfluidics as an integrated science
Microfluidics is a young topic. It has actually emerged as a discipline in the 2000s. It is characterized by an impressive growth in innovation and in the number of publications. These developments are related to a strong demand in the fields of life science, medicine, chemistry and environment. Microfluidics can be seen both as a science (the study of the behavior of fluids in microchannels) and a designing technology for lab-on-chips devices in physics, chemistry and biology.
Transcend Scientific Disciplines
The Microfluidics program is a focused interdisciplinary plan of study in which students take mandatory and elective courses in various disciplines, and complete a Master’s thesis and project.
The specific aspect of the program is that it integrates the interdisciplinary content of Institut Pierre-Gilles de Gennes into a unified program of research.
Students in the Microfluidics graduate program have the opportunity to take courses in micro technologies, natural and physical sciences (biology, chemistry, physics), and instrumentation, in a program designed for professional growth in their area of interest. These areas are further explored through a required project or thesis that includes independent research into their particular area of interest.
A Curriculum Committed to Innovation
Students in the Microfluidics graduate program have the opportunity to gain experience in innovation strategies, and interact closely both with start-up companies hosted within the IPGG [PC’Up] and larger industrial players.
Expand Your Career Opportunities
In the Microfluidics program, you’ll develop a large suite of transferable skills across multiple disciplines, from the fundamental basis to up-to-date applications. Through coursework, advising and your own research, you will build a versatile skill set. This includes research methods, laboratory techniques, critical thinking, problem solving, and numeric techniques.
Who Should Apply
Students that have followed our Microfluidics program have backgrounds in the traditional fields of Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, etc.
The Microfluidics degree is designed for students who plan to pursue scientific knowledge in fields that do not fit traditional categories or those who seek competency in multiple scientific disciplines. Thus, it is a natural choice for those with dual undergraduate degrees, like engineers, medical doctors or pharmacists
Application requirements and procedure are detailed here.
Perhaps the best indication of student success is the feedback we received from our graduates.
Charlotte (Engineer in chemistry) : This master is an opening to the different applications of microfluidics. It provides the opportunity to acquire various skills through specific instruction in several schools. The undeniable advantage is to meet many professionals in the field, which is relevant to confirm your choice of internship and your professional project.
Manh-Louis (M.D.) : As a medical intern, one of my interests is Genetics, which is developing at an incredible rate. This master’s degree allowed me to deepen my knowledge of this field from the point of view of Microfluidics by strengthening my senses in Physics and Chemistry, thus giving me the opportunity to conceptualize the medical analysis systems of tomorrow. In addition, I remain close to medicine thanks to their close collaboration with the Institut Curie. A recognized world specialist in Microfluidics, the IPGG combines excellent scientific training with a very strong link with entrepreneurship and industry through numerous seminars. Doing this master’s degree is a bit like setting foot on the Moon by joining the French pioneers of Microfluidics, to bring it to what microelectronics does today.