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Department of Physics and Astronomy

Dr David W. Inglis


E6A-235, Department of Engineering
Macquarie University, NSW 2109
office: +61 2 9850 9144
mobile: +61 4 2487 9227


PhD in Electrical Engineering, Princeton University 2007
B.Sc. in Engineering Physics, University of Alberta, Canada 2001


Microfluidics for cell separation
  • High throughput bioparticle sorting
  • Blood cell, stem cell and plasma separation devices
  • Microbial and fungal separations/enrichments
  • Rare cells in complex mixtures
Microfluidic Fundamentals
  • Simulations of flow in complex devices
  • Effects of deformable particles and devices
  • Deterministic lateral displacement physics
  • Nanofluidics for protein concentration and separation
Fluorescene in Biology
  • Autofluorescene profiling of stem cells
  • Novel fluorescent particles


Manufacturing and wetting low-cost microfluidic cell separation devices, R. S. Pawell, D. W. Inglis, T. J. Barber and R. A. Taylor, Biomicrofluidics, 7 (2013), 056501. full text

Nanochannel pH Gradient Electrofocusing of Proteins, M. A. Startsev, D. W. Inglis, M. S. Baker and E. M. Goldys, Analytical Chemistry, 85/15 (2013), 7133-7138. full text

A Scalable Approach for High Throughput Branch Flow Filtration, D. W. Inglis and N. Herman, Lab on a Chip, 13 (2013), 1724-1731. full text

Visible 532 nm laser irradiation of human adipose tissue-derived stem cells: effect on proliferation rates, mitochondria membrane potential and autofluorescence, A. G. Anwer, M. E. Gosnell, S. M. Perinchery, D. W. Inglis and E. M. Goldys Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, 44 (2012), 769-778. full text

Simultaneous Concentration and Separation of Proteins in a Nanochannel, D. W. Inglis, E. M. Goldys and N. P. Calander Angewendte Chemie Int. Ed., 50/33 (2011), 7546-7550. full text

Scaling deterministic lateral displacement arrays for high throughput and dilution-free enrichment of leukocytes, D. W. Inglis, M. Lord and R. E. Nordon J. Micromech. Microeng, 21 (2011), 054024. full text

A method for reducing pressure-induced deformation in silicone microfluidics, D. W. Inglis Biomicrofluidics, 4 (2010), 026504. full text

Highly accurate deterministic lateral displacement device and its application to purification of fungal spores, D. W. Inglis, N. Herman and G. Vesey. Biomicrofluidics, 4 (2010), 024109. full text

Lighting up 5-nm monocrystalline nanodiamond with luminescent nitrogen-vacancy defect centers, B. R. Smith, D. Inglis, et al. Small, 5 (2009), 1649-1653.

Efficient microfluidic particle separation arrays, D. W. Inglis. Applied Physics Letters, 94 (2009), 013510. full text

Crossing microfluidic streamlines to lyse, label and wash cells, K. J. Morton, K. Loutherback, D. W. Inglis, et al. Lab on a Chip, 8 (2008), 1448-1453. full text

Hydrodynamic Metamaterials: Microfabricated arrays to steer, refract, and focus streams of biomaterials, K. J. Morton, K. Loutherback, D. W. Inglis, et al. PNAS, 105, May 27, (2008), 7434-7438. full text

Microfluidic Device for Label-Free Measurement of Platelet Activation, D. W. Inglis, et al. Lab on a Chip, 8 (2008), 925-931. full text

Determining Blood Cell Size by Microfluidic Hydrodynamics, D. W. Inglis, et al. Journal of Immunological Methods, 329 (2008), 151-156. full text

Deterministic Hydrodynamics: Taking Blood Apart, J. A. Davis, D. W. Inglis, et al. PNAS, 103, October 3, (2006), 14779-14784. full text

Critical Particle Size for Fractionation by Deterministic Lateral Displacement, David W. Inglis, J. A. Davis, R. H. Austin, J. C. Sturm. Lab on a Chip, 6 (2006), 655-658. full text

Microfluidic High Gradient Magnetic Cell Separation, David W. Inglis, R. Riehn, J. C. Sturm, R. H. Austin. Journal of Applied Physics 99 (2006) 08K101. full text

Continuous Microfluidic Immunomagnetic Cell Separation, David W. Inglis, R. Riehn, R. H. Austin, J. C. Sturm. Applied Physics Letters, 85, Number 21 (2004), 5093-5095. full text


CSIRO Scientists in Schools member since 2011
Coach - James Ruse Agricultural High School FIRST Robotics team (2012-2013)
Reviewer for: American Institute of Chemical Engineers Journal, Analytical Chemistry, Applied Physics Letters, Australian Research Council, Biomicrofluidics, Biotechnology Progress, Colloids and Surfaces B, Journal of Colloid Science, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Lab on a Chip, Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing, Medical Engineering and Physics, Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, MicroTAS Conference, National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Nature Nanotechnology, PLoSONE, PNAS, Separation Science and Technology and, the US Department of Agriculture.

Manager of the Macquarie University Clean Room, 2007—2009

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Wei-Lun's paper has just been accepted in Langmuir. Nice work Wei-Lun and Dalton at Uni Melbourne.