Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
MICROFLUIDICSEEM055
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: A (Second Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course might be given in English. Optional for: F4, F4mt, F4nf, N4. Course coordinator: Associate Professor Johan Nilsson, johan.nilsson@elmat.lth.se, Electrical Measurements. Recommended prerequisits: FAF024 Fundamental Physics or FAFA01, FAFA35 Physics or any other basic course in fundamental physics. Assessment: Compulsory parts to be passed: Lab exercises including reports, Active participation in the discussion forum, Project including oral presentation and written report, Written exam. Home page: http://www.elmat.lth.se/.

Aim
The course gives a broad introduction to the area of microfluidics with an outlook towards Lab-On-A-Chip. Microfluidics and Lab-On-A-Chip deal with liquid and gas flows in micrometer-sized channels, often for chemical and biochemical analysis. The area is truely cross-diciplinary where micro- and nano-technologies are utilised for integration of electrical, mechanical, chemical and optical functions on a chip. Systems based on microfluidics plays and increasingly important role within areas like chemistry and biochemistry, biotechnology and medicine.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Contents
Fluid mechanics in microsystems, flow simulations, materials and methods for fabrication of microfluidic systems, surface tension, viscosity, diffusion, dimensionless parametrs like Reynolds and Weber numbers, flow characterisation, valves, mechanical and electrokinetical pumps, microfilters, mixing, chemical microreaktors, dispensing, separation, detection, applications within chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology, biology and medicine, acoustics on chip, nanofluidics.

Literature
Nam-Trung Nguyen, Steven T Wereley: Fundamantals and Applications of Microfluidics.
Compendium och lab instructions.