Micro-Mechanical Methods for Biology (M3B) Laboratory Program

3D Printed Three-Flow Microfluidic Concentration Gradient Generator
for Clinical E.Coli-Antibiotic Drug Screening

This paper presents a symmetric three-flow microfluidic concentration gradient generator, made possible by a 3D microchannel network fabricated via ultra-high resolution Multijet 3D printing. The prototype fluidic device is utilized as an effective tool for the expedited screening of multi-drug combinations...

Microfluidics and Additive Manufacturing

Micro/Nanoengineered Platforms for Cell Mechanobiology

Autonomous Microfluidic Components, Circuits and Systems


Welcome to the home page of the M3B Lab Program!  Founded in 2010 by our intrepid post-doctoral scholar Dr. Ryan D. Sochol (Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maryland since Fall of 2015), M3B is comprised of B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. students in mechanical engineering, bioengineering, molecular and cell biology and chemical engineering, and prides itself on the extensive mentorship and unique research opportunities afforded to its dedicated undergraduate researchers.

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Fluorescein, quinine, and rhodamine fluoresce under UV light inside a 3D-printed structure.