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Govind Kaigala

Zurich Research Laboratory, Rueschlikon, Switzerland
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Govind Kaigala joined IBM Research - Zurich in 2010 where he currently is a Research Staff Member in the Advanced Micro Integration group and the focus area of Experimental Biosciences. His research interests is applying micro and nanotechnologies to realize new tools and assays for on-chip chemical and biomolecule analysis applied to challenging problems in biology and medicine.

He leads efforts on the microfluidic probe technology at IBM and is championing concepts on microfluidics in the “open” space and tissue micro-processing. This work in part is supported by the European Research Council, the EU, SystemsX.ch - Swiss National Science Foundation.

Previously he was a postdoctoral fellow at the microfluidics laboratory in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University and at the Stanford Medical School, USA. He received both his Ph.D and M.Eng from the University of Alberta, Canada in 2008 for work done in the Depts. of Electrical Engineering and Experimental Oncology (Cross Cancer Institute). Prior to his graduate studies, he was as a hardware design engineer working on optical systems and the design of fault tolerant communication networks.

He has authored and co-authored 30 publications, 50 conference proceedings/abstract, and several patents.

EU ERC Project -- BioProbe