Microfluidics 2019: from laboratory tools to process development

IFPEN / Rueil-Malmaison - 13 - 15 November 2019

PROGRAM (2015) 

The conference program includes 4 main sessions to put in perspective academic, engineering and finally industrial approaches.
All sessions welcome biology, chemistry, earth sciences and physics disciplines.

1. Basic science with microfluidics 

• complex fluids, bubble and droplet microfluidics, biphasic flow, multiphase flow, hydrodynamics
electro-osmotic flow, electrohydrodynamics, mass transport, heat transfer
• interfacial phenomenon, chemistry, biology, chemical kinetics
• thermodynamics, simulation

Fundamental studies with use of microfluidic or nanofluidic devices  are welcome in this session as well as experimental or theoretical physics and chemistry at micro/nano scale.

2. Analysis and micro-measurement 

• detection, sensors
• pre-treatment, image analysis
• microextraction, etc.

This session welcomes all works focusing on microfluidic devices able to perform fluid characterizations or dedicated to any specific measurement.         

3. New development for microfluidic devices 

• 3D printing, micro-fabrication, new materials, connectics, actuators
• dedicated chemistry, surface treatment, high pressure
high pressure, high temperature

Here will be considered development of Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), new fabrication techniques or dedicated components to achieve studies with difficult fluids in non-standard thermodynamic conditions.


4. Toward industrial applications

• integration, process development
• upscaling/downscaling
lab on a chip, high throughput screening

Abstracts showing attempts or results to use microfluidic tools to perform an industrial application are very welcome.