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Semester: Sommersemester                            

Next wednesday, 11.July there will be a recapitulation of the lecture and exercise. Therefore the exercise will take from 10:00 - 11:30 at PK 3.2. Please prepare some questions about the lecture and exercise.

Am kommenden Mittwoch, den 11. Juli wird in der Übung eine Zusammenfassung der Vorlesungs - unbd Übungsinhalte angeboten. Daher wird die Übung von 10:00 - 11:30 in PK 3.2 stattfinden. ite bereiten sie eventuelle Fragen bezüglich Vorlesung und Übung vor.

 The exam will be written on 31.07.2018 at 10:00 in SN19.2.

Die schriftliche Prüfung ist am 31.07.2018 um 10:00 in SN19.2.


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.