We study the integration of plasmonic traps with microfluidic channels. Plasmonic traps are optical traps
that use the evanescent field generated by metallic nanostructures at their plasmon resonance to trap small
objects. Contrary to conventional - far-field - traps, plasmonic traps do not require complex optics, as the
trapping potential is solely determined by the near-field generated by the nanostructure. This work includes
the theoretical study of the trapping potential and its relation to the plasmon resonance; the fabrication of
plasmonic traps using electron-beam lithography; the integration with PDMS microchannels; and the
statistical analysis of small objects trapped in the structure.