Chemistry on the high seas: are thousands of lab-on-chip ocean sensors plausible?


The IEEE Vancouver and Canadian Atlantic Sections Oceanic Engineering Societies are pleased to co-host the following Zoom event. See speaker details down below.

The presentation will start on February 25th at 7:00 PM AST and 3:00 PM PST.

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Registrants will receive a virtual meeting invite one day prior to the event.

  • Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Canada

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  • Starts 31 January 2021 12:00 AM
  • Ends 25 February 2021 06:00 PM
  • All times are America/Halifax
  • No Admission Charge
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Dr. Vincent Sieben
Dr. Vincent Sieben


Chemistry on the high seas: are thousands of lab-on-chip ocean sensors plausible?

In the last two years, the Sieben laboratory at Dalhousie University has developed lab-on-chip systems for monitoring nutrients and environmental DNA.  This talk will focus on our innovative inlaid material approach to building microfluidic devices and how it can be applied to sensing phosphate.  The underpinning research and knowledge presented will be mobilized with industrial partners to deliver 15 phosphate lab-on-chip sensors and 10 eDNA samplers for 2022.  This represents one of the largest planned lab-on-chip deployments in the marine sector to date.


Dr. Sieben received his doctorate from the University of Alberta in 2009.  From 2009 to 2011, he conducted pioneering research on the first lab-on-a-chip nutrient and microbiology sensors for the deep ocean at the National Oceanography Center in Southampton, UK.  For the next 7 years, Dr. Sieben worked with a talented team on the first commercialization of a lab-on-chip sensor in the oil and gas industry: Schlumberger's Maze™ SARA analysis.  He has actively published in the areas of microfabrication, lab-on-a-chip, optics, and in situ sensors for environmental monitoring, authoring 26 peer-reviewed journal publications, 33 conference publications, 11 granted patents, a book chapter and an ASTM standard.  Dr. Sieben started a research group at Dalhousie University 2 years ago that is focusing on lab-on-chip systems for marine environments.


19:00 - 20:00: Technical Talk with Dr. Vincent Sieben (Director | Sieben Laboratory at Dalhousie University)