Our research in microfluidics aims at developing lab-on-a-chips, i.e. performing chemical engineering processing at small-scale. Our activity is therefore organized around the miniaturization of physico-chemical unit operations, such as liquid/liquid separation by membrane pervaporation [1,6], heterogeneous catalytic reaction in microchannels, droplet-based crystallization  and liquid/gas absorption in bubbly flow regime [3,4]. Integrating one or several of these unit operations should lead to innovative and competing lab-on-a-chip devices for the fields of fine chemistry, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology.
Applications to life sciences are also investigated such as cell/cell adhesion in micro channels , micro beads fabrication for protein purification, or micro encapsulation of proteins.
 Ziemecka I., Haut B. & Scheid B., Continuous separation, with microfluidics, of the components of a ternary mixture: from vacuum to purge gas pervaporation, Microfluidics & Nanofluidics 21, 84 (2017)
 Petit A.-E., Demotte N., Scheid B., Wildmann C., Bigirimana R., Gordon-Alonso M., Carrasco J., Valitutti S., Godelaine D. & van der Bruggen P., A major secretory defect of tumour-infiltrating T lymphocytes due to galectin impairing LFA-1-mediated synapse completion, Nature Communications 7, 12242 (2016)
 Mikaelian D., Haut B. & Scheid B., Bubbly flow and gas-liquid mass transfer in square and circular microchannels for stress-free and rigid interfaces: dissolution model, Microfluidics & Nanofluidics 19, 899-911 (2015)
 Mikaelian D., Haut B. & Scheid B., Bubbly flow and gas-liquid mass transfer in square and circular microchannels for stress-free and rigid interfaces: CFD analysis, Microfluidics & Nanofluidics 19, 523-545 (2015)
 Rimez B., Haut B. & Scheid B., Development of a continuous “self-seeding” microfluidic crystallization device for active pharmaceutical ingredients, BIWIC 2014 conference, Rouen (France) (2015)
 Ziemecka, I., Haut B. & Scheid B., Hydrogen peroxide concentration by pervaporation of a ternary liquid solution in microfluidics, Lab on a chip 15, 504 (2015)