Microfluidics based generation of microfibers for targeted drug delivery

Microfluidics provides a facile platform for generation of several biomaterials such as particles, capsules, microfibers, etc. The versatility of microfluidics based methods arises from the ability to control size, morphology, and composition of the generated entities. In this project the student will use microfluidic devices to generate drug and nanoparticle encapsulated microfibers for targeted drug delivery. The encapsulated nanoparticles (iron oxide) will allow magnetic based controlled release of the drug to the targeted site. The project will involve fabrication of microfluidic devices, generation of microfibers, their characterization, and drug release studies. The student will mainly perform experimental work.