Microfluidics: Cool Chips With Hot Applications
Exhibit Code: GOR-133
Zone: Field House
Location: Gordon Field House And Activities Center (GOR/024) - First Floor
Time: All Day
Microfluidics is a system that can process or manipulate a small amount of liquid using channels with dimensions of tens to hundreds of micrometers. Fluids under such small dimensions behave differently than those we see every day, such as water in a meter-size pipe. Microfluidis is able to create well-controlled chemical microenvironments and can be utilized to study cellular behaviors and signaling. Most important, microfluidics shows promising applications as disposable medical diagnostic devices. Microfluidics is therefore the science and technology of a system that can impact most of fields in chemistry, physics, biology, engineering, and biomedical technology. This exhibition will provide an understanding of fundamental concepts in microfluidics and demonstrate the state-of-the-art microsystems that are developed for controlled generation of microemlusions, such as microdroplets and bubbles. Applications of microfluidics for biomedical studies will be shown in a format of experimental videos recorded at laboratories.
Jiandi Wan, Jiandi Wan, Kartik Veerepalli, Kara Maki, Mahesh GALGALIKAR, Oscar Marcelino
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