102-1248-00L  Experimental Microfluidics: A Short Course

SemesterSpring Semester 2022
LecturersE. Secchi, G. G. Dsouza, S. Stavrakis
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentNumber of participants limited to 16.

AbstractThe course teaches the basics of microfluidic technology and sample a range of applications in microbiology and chemistry, all through hands-on experience and live demos.
ObjectiveFamiliarization with the basics of microfluidics and with some applications of this technology in microbiology and chemistry.
ContentPhysics of fluid transport at small scales, design and fabrication of microfluidic devices, set up of a typical microfluidic experiment, flow visualization, image acquisition and analysis, examples of microfluidics studies of chemistry, optofluidic, microbial growth, motility, chemotaxis and interactions among microbes.
Lecture notesScript and papers of previous problems
LiteratureIntroduction to Microfluidics, Patrick Tabeling, Oxford University Press, 2005