TU/e Microfab Lab

The Microfab lab is a central TU/e state-of-the-art facility for the efficient and flexible microfabrication of fully functional research prototype microdevices.

Possible applications are: microfluidic devices, lab on a chip, micro-actuators and –sensors, and microreactors.

The lab focusses on micron-scale manufacturing; its capabilities are thus complementary to the TU/e NanoLab (NanoLab@TU/e), which focusses on the processing of nano-scale structures, typically for use in advanced integrated circuits, sensors, etc.

The Microfab lab consists of various labs with a total surface area of about 600 square meters, housing a unique combination of technologies like lithography, 3D printing, laser microfabrication and mechanical micromachining. A bio-lab is also part of the infrastructure.

The lab is designed for both research and education. It will enable new research lines, stimulate interdisciplinary collaboration between research groups, and make it attractive to start joint projects between TU/e, other universities, and industrial partners especially in the region of Eindhoven.


The Microfab lab is hosted by the Microsystems group in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and has close ties with the Institute for Complex Molecular Systems (ICMS) as well as the Materials Technology group (MaTe) at TU/e.

The lab is used by a wide range of participating groups from the departments of Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, and Applied Physics:

Mechanical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering and Chemistry
Applied Physics


Lab manager:
Irene Dobbelaer - Bosboom
: +31 40 - 247 6006
E: i.j.m.dobbelaer@tue.nl

Willie ter Elst
T: +31 40 - 247 2944
E: W.b.m.t.Elst@tue.nl

Eric Homburg
: +31 40 - 247 2887
E: f.g.a.homburg@tue.nl

Jaap den Toonder (head of lab)
T: +31 40 - 247 2987
E: J.M.J.d.Toonder@tue.nl

Microfab Lab
Building 15, Gemini-Noord (Floor -1)
Eindhoven University of Technology
de Zaale, 5612 AJ Eindhoven, the Netherlands