The contact group “Microfluidics” was established in 2005. The purpose of the contact group is to bring together students and postdocs interested in fluid dynamic aspects of microfluidics and give them a forum for presenting their results and exchanging ideas. Also, the contact group serves as a platform to exchange information about relevant conferences, workshops, courses, and research grant opportunities. Topics of interest include wetting and capillarity-driven flows, two-phase flow, micro-mixing, drop generation and control, emulsification, contact line dynamics, flow visualization, and measurement techniques. Attention is also given to also related applications such as microfluidic devices for medical diagnostics, water quality monitoring, and advanced cell culture systems.
Members of the contact group organize the JMBC course “Capillarity-driven flows in microfluidics” that has successfully taken place in May 2017 at the University of Twente, and will be organised again in June 2019. In 2018, a brandnew course will be organized: “Micro- and Nanofluidics”. In this course, the participant will learn about micro- and nanofluidic principles, technology, and applications, but also get extensive hands-on experience with designing, making, and testing microfluidic devices. The course was successfully held 28-31 May 2018 at Eindhoven University of Technology. 27 participants, all PhD students or postdocs from JMBC groups, joined the course. The Micro- and Nanofluidics course will be organized every two years.
Students and researchers, who are interested in the activities of the group and want to attend our symposia, are invited to contact the organizers of the contact group and have their name added to the mailing list.