Micro & Nano Fluidics

Micro & Nano Fluidics

Symposium Chair

Edward P. FurlaniEdward P. Furlani
University of Buffalo (SUNY)

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Nam-Trung NguyenMicro optofluidics and micro magnetofluidics: multiphysics at the microscale
Nam-Trung Nguyen
Associate Professor, Nanyang Technological University
Kwang W.  OhDroplet-based Microfluidics
Kwang W. Oh
Assistant Professor, SMALL (Sensors and MicroActuators Learning Lab) Department of Electrical Engineering, SUNY Buffalo
Juan G. SantiagoNovel on-chip isotachophoresis assays for nucleic acid extraction and analysis
Juan G. Santiago
Professor and Chair, Thermosciences Group of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
Chong H.  AhnRapid and Ultra High Sensitive In Vitro Diagnostics (IVD) and POCT using Microfluidics and Lab-on-a-Chips
Chong H. Ahn
Director, Center for BioMEMS and Nanobiosciences, University of Cincinnati

Symposium Sessions

Tuesday June 19

11:00 Bio Fluidic Devices I
12:30 Networking Lunch - Expo
2:00 Bio Fluidic Devices II
4:30 Expo Reception and Poster Session I (4:30 - 6:30)

Wednesday June 20

8:30 Inkjet Design, Materials & Fabrication: Keynotes
11:00 Inkjet Design, Materials & Fabrication II
11:00 Fluidic Device Simulation
12:30 Networking Lunch - Expo
1:00 NNI - Director’s Networking Session, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office
1:30 Exhibit and Poster Session II
 Inkjet Design, Materials & Fabrication
 Micro & Nano Fluidics
3:30 Particle & Cell Transport
5:30 TechConnect Innovation Showcase Reception
6:00 CTSI Utility Technology Challenge Awards and Reception

Thursday June 21

10:00 National Nanotechnology Initiative Triennial Review
12:30 National Innovation Showcase - Networking Lunch (available for purchase)
1:30 Micro & Nano Fluidic Devices
4:00 TechConnect National Innovation Showcase, Reception & Poster Session III
 Micro & Nano Fluidics

Symposium Program

Tuesday June 19

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11:00Bio Fluidic Devices IGrand Ballroom C
Session chair: Edward P. Furlani, University at Buffalo (SUNY), US
11:00Rapid and Ultra High Sensitive In Vitro Diagnostics (IVD) and POCT using Microfluidics and Lab-on-a-Chips
C. Ahn, University of Cincinnati, US
11:30Capture of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) using a novel micro-device
S. Ranjan, Z. Yong, National University of singapore, SG
11:50Fully–Integrated Single-Layer On-Chip Flow Cytometer Based on Planar Three-Dimensional (3D) Hydrodynamic Focusing
A.A. Nawaz, X. Mao, T.J. Huang, Pennsylvania State University, US
12:10New microfluidic chip for the production of spherical gelled capsule for cell encapsulation
P. Dalle, S. Morales, J. Berthier, P-Y. Benhamou, A. Bellemin Comte, F. Boizot, G. Costa, F. Rivera, CEA/LETI, FR
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12:30Networking Lunch - ExpoExpo Hall AB
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2:00Bio Fluidic Devices IIGrand Ballroom C
Session chair: Kwang W. Oh, University at Buffalo (SUNY), US
2:00Novel on-chip isotachophoresis assays for nucleic acid extraction and analysis
J.G. Santiago, Stanford University, US (bio)
2:30Polymer microfluidic chip with embedded CNTs for DNA sample preparation
P. Khuntontong, J.X. Chan, M. Gong, Z.P. Wang, Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology, SG
2:50Microfluidic Control of Adipose-Derived Stem Cell Growth and Positioning
N. Wadhawan, H. Kalkat, X. Ma, S. Gajjeraman, S. Nandagopal, N. Hao, J. Deng, B. Xiang, M. Zhang, G. Tian, F. Lin, University of Manitoba, CA
3:10Conductive Polymer Microelectrodes for on-chip measurement of transmitter release from living cells
S. Tylsgaard Larsen, M. Matteucci, R. Taboryski, Technical University of Denmark, DK
3:30Uncoil long DNA molecules in nanoposts array
J. Wu, G. Shao, J. Choi, F.I. Uba, S.A. Soper, S. Park, Louisiana State Univ., US
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4:30Expo Reception and Poster Session I (4:30 - 6:30)Expo Hall AB

Wednesday June 20

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8:30Inkjet Design, Materials & Fabrication: KeynotesRoom 207
Session chair: Chris Menzel, Dimatix, US
8:30Printing Nanoparticle Suspensions: Feature Resolution and Defects
B. Derby, University of Manchester, UK (bio)
9:00Analysis and Measurement of Ink Media Interactions in Inkjet Printing
R. Sharma, E. Bedford, B. Brys, K.T. Viswanath, E.P. Furlani, Cabot Corporation, US
9:20Multi-functional silica microdot arrays by inkjet printing for biosensor applications
O. De Los Cobos, M. Lejeune, F. Rossignol, C. Carrion, C. Boissière, F. Ribot, C. Sanchez, X. Cattoën, M. Wong Chi Man, J.-O. Durand, SPCTS, FR
9:40Photo-induced Surface Modification of Polyimides for Printable Electronics Fablication
T. Yamashita, F. Kodara, M. Mino, Y. Matsuzawa, K. Okano, Tokyo University of Science, JP
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11:00Inkjet Design, Materials & Fabrication IIRoom 207
Session chair: Chris Menzel, Dimatix, US
11:00The effect of Rheological Property of Ink on the Generation of Inkjet Droplet
H. Yoo, C. Kim, Korea University, KR
11:20Measurement of liquid properties by the observation of micro droplet emitted by inkjet
T. Yamada, K. Sakai, Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo, JP
11:40CANCELED - Segmented inkjet print head experiment
M. Einat, Ariel University Center of Samaria, IL
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11:00Fluidic Device SimulationRoom 212
Session chair: Edward P. Furlani, University at Buffalo (SUNY), US
11:00Design Simulations of a Novel Microdevice for Fluid Pumping, Droplet Generation and Particle Sorting
R.M. Pidaparti, G. Su, Virginia Commonwealth University, US
11:20Numerical Study on a passive micromixer with sinusoidal channel walls
A. Afzal, K.-Y. Kim, Inha University, KR
11:40CANCELED - Numerical modeling of squeeze-film damping in micro-mirrors including rarefaction effects
S. Nigro, L. Pagnotta, M.-F. Pantano, Università della Calabria, IT
12:00Modeling Fluid Structure-Interactions for Biomechanic Analysis of the Human Eye
E.P. Furlani, A. Nunez, G. Vizzeri, University at Buffalo SUNY, US (bio)
12:20Electrophoretic Migration of Charged Permeable Particle in Electrolyte
P.P. Gopmandal and S. Bhattacharyya, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, IN
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12:30Networking Lunch - ExpoExhibit Hall AB
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1:00NNI - Director’s Networking Session, National Nanotechnology Coordination OfficeExhibit Hall A
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1:30Exhibit and Poster Session IIExhibit Hall AB
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Inkjet Design, Materials & Fabrication
-Photocurable Composite with Antimicrobial Activity for Wound-Healing
M.-H. Chang, F.-C. Ding, W.-Y. Ju, P.S. Lai, National Chung Hsing University, TW
-Additive Manufacturing (AM) of Quantum Dot Nano-Inks
O.S. Ivanova, A. Elliott, T.A. Campbell, C.B. Williams, Virginia Tech, US
-Low-temperature laser sintering of the printed nano-silver electrodes for flexible electronics
W. Gu, J. Lin, Z. Cui, Suzhou Institute of Nanotech, Chinese Academy of Sciences, CN
-The Effect of Surface Treatment on The Line Formation of Inkjet-Printed Silver Nanoparticles
Y.J. Moon, H.S. Kang, K.T. Kang, S.H. Lee, S.J. Moon, J.Y. Hwang, Korea Institute of Industrial Technology(KITECH), KR
-FineMetalLine Patterning on Hydrophilic Non-Conductive SubstratesBased on EHD Printing withLaser Sintering
S. Son, S. Lee, Y-J Kim, K. An, J. Choi, Sungkyunkwan University, KR
-High Aspect Ratio EHD Printing with High Viscosity Ink Ejection
J. Choi, S. Lee, Y-J Kim, S.U. Son, K.C. An, Sungkyunkwan University, KR
-InkJet Printing Optimization of Silver Nano-Ink for Printing Solar Electrodes using Industrial Printheads
R. Shankar, K.W. Whites, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, US
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Micro & Nano Fluidics
-Spatial profiles of electrical conductivity, fluid admittance and water flow in a charged nanopore
G. Virdi, M.I. Glavinovic, McGill University, CA
-Electrothermal blinking vortices for chaotic mixing
P. Kauffmann, S. Loire, I. Mezic, UCSB, US
-Micro-particle Electrical Conduction through Human Blood
S. Abdalla, A.A. Al-Ghamdi, F. Marzouki, Physics Department, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University Jeddah, P.O. Box 80203, Jeddah 21589, Saudi Arabia, SA
-Nanoparticle transport models in confined fluids
T.S. Mahadevan, M. Kojic, M. Milosevic, V. Isailovic, N. Filipovic, M. Ferrari, A. Ziemys, The Methodist Hospital Research Institute, US
-Effects of Solvents on Dissolution of Photoresist in Parylene Microchannels
H. Ceylan Koydemir, H. Kulah, C. Ozgen, I. Tosun, Middle East Technical University, TR
-Microfluidic dual-micropillar culture device for embryonic stem cell differentiation
J.M. Lee, J. Kim, G. Muhammad, B. Ku, Y. Lee, B.G. Chung, Hanyang University, KR
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3:30Particle & Cell TransportGreat America 1
Session chair: Kwang W. Oh, University at Buffalo (SUNY), US
3:30Modeling Particle-Fluid Coupling and its Impact on Magnetic Particle Transport in Microfluidic Systems
S.A. Khashan, E.P. Furlani, University at Buffalo SUNY, US
3:50Motion of Magnetic Chains in a Vibrating Field
Y-H Li, S-T Sheu, J-M Pai, C-Y Chen, National Chiao Tung University, TW
4:10Single-cell manipulation using Nanopipettes
M.M. Maalouf, M. Jain, P. Actis, N. Pourmand, University of California, Santa Cruz, US
4:30Generation of monodisperse microemulsions in the colloidal range and stabilized monodisperse microbubbles with diameters of $5$ microns using two different types of micro fluidic devices
J.M. Gordillo, E. Castro-Hernandez, W. van Hoeve, F. Campo-Cortes, D. Lohse, Universidad de Sevilla, ES
4:50Microfluidic manipulation of Caenorhabditis elegans using acoustic radiation forces
G. Yu, X. Chen, J. Xu, Washington State University, US
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5:30TechConnect Innovation Showcase ReceptionExpo Hall CD
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6:00CTSI Utility Technology Challenge Awards and ReceptionExpo Theater 1
Session chair: Patti Glaza, Arsenal Venture Partners, US

Thursday June 21

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10:00National Nanotechnology Initiative Triennial ReviewGreat America 1
Session chair: Erik Svedberg, National Materials and Manufacturing, National Academies, US
10:00NNI Town Hall Meeting
E. Svedberg, National Nanotechnology Initiative, US
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12:30National Innovation Showcase - Networking Lunch (available for purchase)Expo Hall CD
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1:30Micro & Nano Fluidic DevicesGreat America 3
Session chair: Edward P. Furlani, University at Buffalo (SUNY), US
1:30Micro optofluidics and micro magnetofluidics: multiphysics at the microscale
N-T Nguyen, Nanyang Technological University, SG
2:00Droplet-based Microfluidics
K. Oh, SUNY Buffalo, US
2:30Free-Surface Microfluidics: Exploring New Actuation and Sensing Methods
G. Yu, N. Lei, X. Chen, W. Xue, J. Xu, Washington State University, US
2:50Structure-Enhanced Self-Powered Microfluidic Pumps and Stickers
L. Xu, R. Panchapakesan, K. Lee, B. Ahn, H. Lee, J. Xu, K.W. Oh, SMALL SUNY at Buffalo, US (bio)
3:10A Novel Compact Lab-on-a-Chip Nanosensor for In-Channel Liquid Viscosity Detection
J. Zhao, J. Xu, W. Xue, Washington State University Vancouver, US
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4:00TechConnect National Innovation Showcase, Reception & Poster Session IIIExpo Hall CD
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Micro & Nano Fluidics
-Programming Fluid Flow in Microchannels Using Microstructures
H. Amini, M. Masaeli, D. Di Carlo, UCLA, US
-All-In-Polymer Injection Molded Device for Single Cell Capture Using Multilevel Silicon Master Fabrication
S. Tanzi, S.T. Larsen, M. Matteucci, R. Taboryski, Technical University of Denmark, DTU Nanotech, DK
-A Hybrid Micro/Nanostructured Wick for New Generation High Performance Heat Carriers/Spreaders
S. Tej, D. Horner, S. Moghaddam, University of Florida, US
-Hydrophobic silicone elastomer chamber for recording trajectories of motile sperms without adsorption
K. Matsuura, H. Funahashi, Okayama University, JP
-Atomistic Simulations of Biomolecules at the Water‐Amorphous Silica Interface: Application to Peptides and DNA Oligomers
B. Shi, Y.K. Shin, A. Hassanali, S.J. Singer, Ohio State University, US
-Fabrication of microfluidic system for micro direct alcohol fuel cell: deep X-ray lithography of three-dimensional microstructures on a stainless steel
C. Yunphuttha, R. Pattanakul, S. Porntheeraphat, A. Wongchaisuwat, P. Viravathana, Kasetsart University, TH
-Instability and Dynamics of EHD Flow with Unipolar and Bipolar Charge Injection in an Annulus
D.V. Fernandes, Y.K. Suh, Dong-A University, KR
-Continuous-flow polymerase chain reaction (PCR) on a right triangular shaped polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) microdevice using a single heater
W. Wu, K.T.L. Trinh, N.Y. Lee, Gachon University, KR
-SUEX for High Aspect Ratio Micro-Nanofluidic Applications
D. Johnson, J. Goettert, V. Singh, D. Yemane, DJ DevCorp, US

Special Symposium

Micro- and nanofluidic technologies have experienced a rapid development over the past few years. They find applications in such areas as Micro Total Analysis Systems, microelectronics cooling, e-paper, or microreaction devices, some of which are expected to make a considerable economic impact in the near future. Furthermore, nanotechnology often requires handling of molecules in liquid phase, so microfluidics can be regarded as an enabling technology providing a platform for manipulations occurring at even smaller length scales.

Compared to microelectronics, the design process for micro- and nanofluidic systems is in its infancy, and standard technological building blocks and unit operations are largely missing. The development of a corresponding design methodology requires the development of modeling and simulation tools as well as experimental procedures for validation and testing. The aim of this symposium is to give an overview of current trends in micro- and nanofluidics, with special emphasis on approaches taking steps towards a design methodology. ‘

Topics & Application Areas

  • Fluid Transport
  • Hydrophobic & Hydrophilic Filling & Dispensing
  • Flow, Dispersion & Mixing
  • Particle & Cell Transport
  • Electroosmosis/Electrophoresis
  • Micro Fluidic Devices
  • Nano Fluidic Devices
  • Bio Fluidic Devices
  • Fluidic Device Simulation
  • Other

Journal Submissions

Molecular Simulation

Molecular Simulation

Selected Nanotech Proceedings papers will be reviewed and invited into a Special Issue of Molecular Simulation. The journal covers all aspects of research related to, or of importance to, molecular modelling and simulation (including informatics, theoretical and experimental work).

For consideration into this Special Issue of Molecular Simulations, please select the “Submit to Molecular Simulation” button during the on-line submission procedure.

Sensors & Transducers

On-line Journal ‘Sensors & Transducers’

Selected proceedings papers in the Electronics and Microsystems Track (MEMS & NEMS, Sensors & Systems, Micro & Nano Fluidics symposia, and MSM conference) will be reviewed and invited into a Special Issue of the on-line journal ‘Sensors & Transducers’.

For consideration into this Special Issue of the on-line journal ‘Sensors & Transducers’, please select the “Submit to Sensors & Transducers” button during the on-line submission procedure.


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