Allgemeine Informationen 

Semester: Sommersemester                         

The lecture and exercises will start on 11.April 2018 and be held weekly at PK3.2 (Room 4626.01.0113, Pockelsstr. 3).  The registration for the exercise via Studip is now enabled.

Die Vorlesung und Übung startet am 11. April 2018 und wird wöchentlich im PK3.2 gehalten (Raum 4626.01.0113, Pockelsstr. 3). Sie können sich nun auch für die Übung in Studip anmelden.


Achtung: Am 4.4.18 findet weder die Vorlesung um 9:45 Uhr noch die Übung um 11:30 Uhr statt! Die Vorlesung startet erst am 11.4.. Informationen über die Übungstermine werden noch bekannt gegeben.


Modulnummer: MB-MT-17

Weitere Informationen: StudIP

Prüfungstermine: Übersicht der Prüfungstermine am IMT


In brief 

  • Introducing the fundamentals of fluid flow in microchannels
  • Defining the physical phenomena in microscales that make microfluidic devices possible and efficient
  • Covering different microfluidic concepts, their actuation mechanisms and advantages in biomedical applications



The understanding of the flow physics and characteristics is crucial to design, optimize and operate microfluidic devices. This course introduces the fluid mechanics fundamentals and describes the flow performance in microchannels. The flow performance in microscales is associated with dominant physical phenomena (e.g., Diffusion, and surface tension) that make certain devices (e.g. valves, pumps, and sensors) possible and efficient. Such devices are critical microfluidic devices used for controlling fluid flow in microfluidic systems. Microfluidics offers also potential benefits in chemistry, biology, and medicine through minimized sample volume, fast detection, etc. Microneedles, micromixers, microdispensers, microfilters and separators, microreactors, and sensors are most commonly used microfluidic devices. The physics behind the working principle of such devices with design examples, types, and their implementation in biomedical/chemistry analysis are explained.