TechConnect World 2019

Micro & Bio Fluidics, Lab-on-Chip

Micro & Bio Fluidics, Lab-on-Chip

Abstracts due: January 25

Symposium Chair

Kwang W. OhKwang W. Oh
University at Buffalo (SUNY)

Key Speakers

Mehmet TonerMehmet Toner
Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School & Massachusetts General Hospital

Thomas ThundatMicrofluidic Cantilever Spectroscopy Sensors
Thomas Thundat
Professor of Empire Innovation, University at Buffalo (SUNY)

Leslie YeoTowards Practical Translation of Acoustically-Driven Microfluidic Devices
Leslie Yeo
Distinguished Professor, RMIT University, Australia

Junhong MinMicro fluidic devices and cartridges for the nucleic acid based detection of pathogen in complex samples
Junhong Min
Professor, Chung-Ang University, Korea

Rohit KarnikBiomimetic Label-Free Sorting and Analysis of Cells Using Weak Molecular Interactions in Microfluidic Devices
Rohit Karnik
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Micro-, and bio-fluidics are highly interdisciplinary fields that involve the study and control of transport processes and related physical and chemical phenomena, typically across multiple length and time scales and also within the human body and biological tissue down to the subcellular level. These fields are advancing rapidly and applications are proliferating, especially in the life sciences and biotechnology. The applications of these fields are broad and encompass a diverse range of areas that include micro total analysis systems (MicroTAS), lab-on-a-chip (LOC) technology, point-of-care (POC) clinical diagnostics, organs-on-chip, drug discovery and delivery, on-chip sensors, high-throughput systems, methods for computational fluid dynamics, nanofluids and many others. The aim of this symposium is to provide a forum to discuss fundamental phenomena and advances in these fields, associated technologies and current and emerging commercial applications.

Our 2019 event will also include a special Tuesday afternoon oral presentation program and poster session highlighting research and innovation topics that were inspired by Edward Furlani.

Topics include:

  • Micro, Nano & Bio Fluidic Transport and Actuation: transport phenomena; biophysical transport phenomena; cell/particle capture, counting, separation, and sorting; rheology & wetting; micropumps, valves, and dispensers; microreactors & micromixers
  • Microfluidic & Nanofluidic Platforms: pressure-driven microfluidics; vacuum-driven microfluidics; inertia microfluidics; capillary-driven microfluidics; electrokinetic-driven microfluidics; droplet-based microfluidics; electrowetting-based microfluidics; centrifugal-driven microfluidics; ultrasonic-based microfluidics; paper-based microfluidics; optofluidics; magnetofluidics
  • Microfluidics in Life Sciences and Biotechnology: biofluidics; natural, synthetic, integrative biological systems; organs-on-chip, organisms-on-chip & human-on-chip; bioinspired & biomimetic devices; sample preparation; nucleic acid, protein, cell, stem cell & cancer cell manipulation & analysis; tissue engineering; neurobiology & neuroscience; drug discovery & delivery; high throughput testing
  • Lab-on-a-Chip (LOC) & Point-of-Care (POC) Detection Technologies: physical sensors; biosensors; chemical & electrochemical sensors; imaging technologies; optical detection; on-chip sensors
  • Lab-on-a-Chip (LOC) & Point-of-Care (POC) Commercialization, Integration and Fabrication: micro total analysis systems (MicroTAS); lab-on-a-chip (LOC) systems; point-of-care test (POCT); micro- and nanofabrication, patterning, assembly, and integration; 3D printing; cartridge technologies, smart materials
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics: modeling; numerical simulation; computational fluid dynamics
  • Others: microengineering, nanoengineering, bioengineering, novel applications, and others

Submit Your Abstract

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Topics & Application Areas

  • Micro, Nano & Bio Fluidic Transport & Actuation
  • Micro, Nano & Bio Fluidic Transport & Actuation
  • Microfluidic & Nanofluidic Platforms
  • Microfluidics in Life Sciences and Biotechnology
  • Lab-on-a-Chip (LOC) & Point-of-Care (POC) Detection Technologies
  • Lab-on-a-Chip (LOC) & Point-of-Care (POC) Commercialization, Integration & Fabrication
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics – in Memory of Edward Furlani (1952-2018)
  • Other
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