Our group studies the complex mechanical behavior of blood at the microscale with an experimental approach mainly using cutting edge technology associate with microfluidics.  

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We are currently a small  international team, meeting every week. We enjoy helping each other. We are also very proud of our alumni.

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Our facilities is fully dedicated to bio fluid dynamic  characterization and analysis at micro-metric scale.  In particular blood properties (observation, aggregation, deformation, viscosity...)

Equipment Lab's Calendar


Blood flow mechanics

Marianne Fenech, Laura Haya

in : Cardiovascular Mechanics, CRC Press

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non-Newtonian blood viscosity at low hematocrit

Rym Mehri
PloS one

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Micro-pIV for micro blood flows

Katie L Pitts
Journal of visualized experiments: JoVE

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Microfluidic for Investigation of RBC Aggregation

Rym Mehri
Journal of visualized experiments: JoVE

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MCG3143 Biofluid Mechanics

            ->Labs in a envelope

MCG4152 Design of Artificial Organs

BMG5319  Introduction to Microfluidics


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We are often looking for bright graduate and undergraduate students in exciting, biomedical microfluidics-related projects.

Interested prospective student at the MASc and PhD level please send your application by email  using the subject line “Fenech Lab  Student Application”. I will use this subject line to filter the large volume of automated spam applications I receive, so make sure you use it!

Notez que si vous êtes francophones, nous sommes une équipe bilingue et vous pouriez bénéficier des bourses offertes aux francophones de l’université d’Ottawa !

We are committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcome applications from individuals from equity seeking groups such as women, racialized/visible minorities, Indigenous/Aboriginal peoples, persons with a disability, persons who identify in the LGBTQ+ community and others who reflect the diversity of Canadian society.


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