Course syllabus

Introduktion till mikrofluidik och lab-on-a-chip system
Introduction to Microfluidics and Lab-on-a-chip Systems

EEMN21, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2023/24
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED BME
Date of Decision: 2023-04-13

General Information

Elective for: BME4-bf, E4-mt, F4, F4-mt, F4-nf, MNAV2, N4, N4-nbm, MLAK2
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand


The course gives a broad introduction to the area of microfluidics with an outlook towards lab-on-a-chip systems. Microfluidics and lab-on-a-chip systems deal with liquid and gas flows in micrometer-sized channels, often for chemical and biochemical analysis. The area is interdiciplinary, where micro- and nanotechnologies are utilised for integration of electrical, mechanical, chemical and optical functions on a chip. Systems based on microfluidics play an important role in the areas of chemistry, biology and medicine.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


Fluid mechanics in microsystems, materials and methods for fabrication of microfluidic systems, surface tension, viscosity, diffusion, dimensionless parameters (e.g. the Reynolds number), flow characterisation, valves, mechanical and electrokinetical pumps, mixing, droplet microfluidics, chemical separation, cell separation, detection, applications within chemistry, biology and medicine, and acoustics on chip.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Compulsory parts to be passed: lab exercises including reports, project work including presentation and report, and written exam.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Code: 0120. Name: Examination.
Credits: 4. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Graded exam.
Code: 0220. Name: Lab 1-3, Article Presentation, Project Report & Presentation.
Credits: 3,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Approved laboratory exercises Approved article presentation Approved project report and presentation


Assumed prior knowledge: Fundamental courses in physics, chemistry or biology.
The number of participants is limited to: 32
Selection: Number of credits within the programme. Priority is given to students enrolled on programmes that include the course in their curriculum.
The course overlaps following course/s: EEMN20, EEM055

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Pelle Ohlsson,
Course coordinator: Per Augustsson,
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