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Semester: Sommersemester                     

Modulnummer: MB-MT-17

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Prüfungstermine: Übersicht der Prüfungstermine am IMT

The Exam will be oral and on 13.03.2018 (each participant gets their individual timeslot). The exam will be held in the office of Prof. Dietzel (Alte Salzdahlumer Str. 203, 1.OG).

Die mündliche Nachprüfung findet am 13.03.2018 statt (jeder Teilnehmer bekommt eine individuelle Zeit zugeteilt). Die Prüfung wird im Büro von Prof. Dietzel stattfinden (Alte Salzdahlumer Str. 203, 1. OG)


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.