Allgemeine Informationen 

Semester: Wintersemester                           


Das Datum der Klausur wird nach Ende der Anmeldefrist (15.01.2019) festgelegt.

Bei mehr als 7 Teilnehmern ist die Prüfung schriftlich, andernfalls mündlich.


The date of the exam will be announced after registration deadline (ends 15.01.2019).

If there are > 7 participants, the exam will be written, otherwise oral.


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.