BB 624 - Microfluidics: physics and applications

Course content
  • Length scales and forces in microsystems, dimensionless numbers (Reynolds number, Peclet number, etc.), laminar and turbulent flows;
  • Diffusion, mixing and separation;
  • Electric fields in microfluidics; fabrication of microfluidic devices;
  • Flow control using pumps and valves;
  • Droplet generation and manipulation;
  • DNA and protein analysis;
  • Engineering cellular microenvironments;
  • Paper-based microfluidics and its applications in diagnostics.
References
  • Introduction to Microfluidics, Patrick Tabeling (Oxford University Press), reprint edition, 2010.
  • Microfluidics for Biotechnology, Jean Berthier and Pascal Silberzan (Artech House), 2nd edition, 2009.
  • Microfluidics for Biological Applications, Edited by Wei-Cheng Tian and Erin Finehout, (Springer), 1st edition, 2008.
  • Biological Applications of Microfluidics, edited by Frank A. Gomez, Wiley-Interscience, 2008.
Pre-requisite : N/A
Total credits : 6 credits - Lecture
Type : Core Course
Duration : Full Semester
Name(s) of other Academic units to whom the course may be relevant : N/A