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Capillarity-driven flows in microfluidics, 9 – 13 May 2022

9 May 2022 - 13 May 2022

Location: UT
Coordinators: Frieder Mugele (UT), Jacco Snoeijer (UT)
Lecturers: Frieder Mugele, Jacco Snoeijer, Anton Darhuber (TUE)

Wetting and interfacial tensions play a crucial role for the behaviour of fluids on length scales below the capillary length, which is typically of order 1 mm. Typical application areas include well-established traditional fields such as coating technology, emulsification and oil recovery as well as more recent fields such as microfluidic systems, inkjet printing technology, and immersion lithography. The course will cover the basic theoretical models used to describe thin film flows in coating, wetting, and dewetting flows. Topics addressed during the course include wetting of patterned surfaces, superhydrophobic surfaces, contact line dynamics, theory of thin film (lubrication) flows, surface-stress driven flows, (Marangoni, thermocapillarity, electrowetting), two-phase flow micro-fluidics, and drop generation. Next to approximately 20 lectures, the program also contains ample time for discussions in the form of tutorials and through extended case studies (the latter for the evening program). The last morning is reserved to the presentation of the results of the cases by the participants of the course.

For more information, contact :
Frieder Mugele | 053 489 3094 |
Jacco Snoeijer | 053 489 3085 |



9 May 2022
13 May 2022


Enschede, Netherlands + Google Map

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