Björn Harink, PhD
Björn's expertise is in developing novel integrated microdevices, using microfluidics with integrated optical components for parallelized, multiplexed and high-throughput measurements, as well as developing the data analytical tools to interpret the resulting large data sets. He has extensive experience in manufacturing and functionalization of multiplexed bead-based assays, including building the hardware and software infrastructure. He is currently working on instruments, and data analysis and imaging software for a miniaturized microchip capillary electrophoresis system using both laser-induced fluorescence and contactless capacitively-coupled conductivity detection (C4D); and a miniaturized, deep-UV fluorescence microscope with integrated microfluidics and optics. These are both for use to detect of traces of life and biomolecules as part of NASA-funded studies of a precursor Europa mission. He holds a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Twente and is the co-founder of the Bay Area Postdocs group.