Research Topics - MICA

The current research activities of MICA address a common objective: the micro-analysis of fluids (liquid or gas) by using or combining different transduction modes (electrochemical, electromagnetic and optical).

These technologies dedicated to chemical, biochemical and biological analysis are generally built on generic platforms to address various needs and challenges in the fields of environment, health, biology or security. Our long experience in this field fostered numerous collaborations with other teams in LAAS but also with many other national and international labs (mainly chemists, biologists or physicists).

We strive to implement this strategy in our developments on microsystems for analysis in four main domains:

Our activities are described here by separate ways of transduction. It is worth noting that there are growing interactions between these different fields. Our long-term strategy aims indeed at building novel or more efficient microsystems by coupling them on a multi-physics platform.