Fall 2023 Spark Fund Awardee
ChE Assistant Professor Sara Hashmi has received a second Spark Fund Award from the Center of Research Innovation. The goal of the award is to advance a technology or suite of technologies from academia towards commercialization.
Hashmi is advancing microfluidic tensiometry/elastometry technology, which promises to revolutionize the screening and optimization of elastic particles and fluid droplets. This technology is poised to impact single-cell genomics and antibody discovery by offering a high-throughput method for assessing material properties. Hashmi’s expertise in complex fluid dynamics and microfluidic device fabrication positions this project to capture a significant portion of the growing microfluidics market.