Allison Schaap
Researcher engineer
developing microfluidic sensors
for environmental analysis
/ publications & presentations

Journal papers

Allison Schaap, Jéromine Dumon, Jaap den Toonder, "Sorting algal cells by morphology in spiral microchannels using inertial microfluidics," Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, 20(9), 125, 2016.
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Allison Schaap, Yves Bellouard, "Molding topologically-complex 3D polymer microstructures from femtosecond laser machined glass," Optics Materials Express, 9(3), 1428-1437, 2013.
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Allison Schaap, Winnie C. Chu, Boris Stoeber, "Transport of airborne particles in straight and curved microchannels," Physics of Fluids, 24(8), 083301, 2012.
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Allison Schaap, Thomas Rohrlack, Yves Bellouard, "Lab on a chip technologies for algae detection: a review," Journal of Biophotonics, 5(8-9), 661-672, 2012. (Invited review paper).
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Silvio Dutz, M.E. Hayden, Allison Schaap, Boris Stoeber, Urs O. Häfeli, "A microfluidic spiral for size-dependent fractionation of magnetic microspheres," Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 324(22), 3791–3798, 2012.
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Allison Schaap, Thomas Rohrlack, Yves Bellouard, "Optical classification of algae species with a glass lab-on-a-chip," Lab on a Chip 12(8), 1527-1532, 2012.
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Allison Schaap, Winnie C. Chu, Boris Stoeber, "Continuous size-separation of airborne particles in a microchannel for aerosol monitoring," IEEE Sensors Journal 11(11), 2790-2797, 2011. (Invited paper).
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A. Schaap, Y. Bellouard, T. Rohrlack, "Optofluidic lab-on-a-chip for rapid algae population screening", Biomedical Optics Express, 2(3), 658-664, 2011.
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Conference presentations with papers

Photonics West Conf. 8251: Microfluidics, BioMEMS, and Medical Microsystems X, San Francisco, USA, 2012.
Allison Schaap, Yves Bellouard, Thomas Rohrlack, "Optofluidic microdevice for algae classification: a comparison of results from discriminant analysis and neural network pattern recognition,"
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IEEE Sensors Conference. Waikoloa, USA, 2010.
A. Schaap, W.C. Chu, M.I. Antonio, B. Stoeber, "Microchannel-based size detector for airborne particles,"
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Conference presentations & posters without papers

Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO). San Jose, USA, June 2013
A. Schaap, Y. Bellouard, "Fabrication of Topologically-Complex 3D Microstructures by Femtosecond Laser Machining and Polymer Molding ," (oral presentation, semi-finalist for the Maiman Student Paper Competition)

Progress in Ultrafast Laser Modifications of Materials. Cargèse, France, April 2013.
A. Schaap, Y. Bellouard, "Fabrication of Topologically-Complex 3D Microstructures by Femtosecond Laser Machining and Polymer Molding," (poster presentation)

Microfluidics and Microsensor Technology for Oceanography and Environmental Science Applications. Southampton, UK, April 2013.
"An optofluidic glass microchip for phytoplankton sizing and identification," (invited presentation)

3rd EOS Topical Meeting on Blue Photonics - Optics in the Sea. Texel, Netherlands, March 2013.
A. Schaap, T. Rohrlack, Y. Bellouard "An optofluidic microchip for phytoplankton species identification," (oral presentation, received "Best student oral presentation" award)

International Symposium on Optomechatronic Technologies. Shatin, NT, Hong Kong, Nov. 2011.
A. Schaap, T. Rohrlack, Y. Bellouard, "An optofluidic chip for particle sizing and algae classification," (poster presentation)

First EOS Conference on Optofluidics. Munich, Germany, May 2011.
A. Schaap, Y. Bellouard, T. Rohrlack, "An integrated glass microchip for algae identification,"
(received "Student Oral Presentation Award").

Northwest Occupational Health Conference. Seattle, USA, 2008.
A. Schaap, W.C. Chu, "Characterizing Lumbar Fatigue with Mechanomyography," (oral presentation)

British Columbia Healthcare Workplace Health, Safety, & Wellness Conference. Kelowna, BC, Canada, 2007.
W.C. Chu, S.E. Reveley, A.M. Schaap, "Measuring Lumbar Muscle Fatigue with Mechanomyography and Electromyography," (poster presentation)