Superhydrophobic and Superhydrophilic Surfaces for Cell Trapping

Superhydrophilic and superhydrophobic patterned surfaces are fabricated from silicon through plasma etching and a plasma coating. These surfaces are optimized for their wetting properties. The superhydrophobic surfaces consist mostly of air which also makes them extremely repellent toward the adhesion of cells, at least in short term. The wettability patterned surfaces are utilized for single-cell trapping of immune cells and in the future, the aim is to apply them in single-cell metabolomic and transcriptomic analysis. 

Presenter: Ville Jokinen, PhD, Aalto University

Ville Jokinen is a University Lecturer at Aalto University, School of Chemical Engineering. He obtained his M.Sc. in 2007 in Engineering Physics from Aalto University and his Ph.D. in 2011 from the University of Helsinki, Faculty of Medicine. His main research interests are microfabrication, microfluidics, surfaces, wetting, surfaces, and superhydrophobicity, and especially the applications of these in the biomedical field. 



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