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Semester: Sommersemester                   

Modulnummer: MB-MT-17

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Prüfungstermine: Übersicht der Prüfungstermine am IMT

The exam date in this semester will be betermined as soon as the registration process is completed. By the number of participants it will be decided whether the exam is written or oral. If ther are >7 participants, the exam will be written.


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.