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Numerical Simulation of Microfluidic Devices

Available On Demand Until May 17, 2019

If you want to learn about the numerical simulation of microfluidic devices, then tune into this webinar with Carl Meinhart of the University of California, Santa Barbara and Numerical Design, Inc.

Numerical simulation of microfluidics phenomena includes fundamental academic research as well as the development and design of commercial products. Notable commercial applications include inkjet printheads, genomic and proteomic chips, chemical laboratories on a chip, cell sorters, and many others.

Microfluidic-based simulations often incorporate multiple physical phenomena, such as fluid motion, capillary filling, bubble formation, chemical reactions, electrical fields, magnetic fields, and fluid-structure interactions.

This webinar will discuss the numerical simulation of several exemplary microfluidic problems, such as the world’s fastest valve.
A live demo in the COMSOL Multiphysics® software will show how to develop optimal geometries for electrokinetically driven flow systems. You can ask questions at the end of the webinar during the Q&A session.

                                                             Visualization of the electric potential, fluid flow, and particle locations in a dielectrophoretic separation device.


Carl Meinhart, University of California – Santa Barbara (UCSB)/ Numerical Design, Inc.

Dr. Carl Meinhart is a professor of mechanical engineering at the University of California – Santa Barbara (UCSB). He obtained his PhD from the University of Illinois in 1994. Since coming to UCSB in 1996, his research has focused on developing microfluidic devices and investigating their fundamental transport mechanisms. Professor Meinhart’s research on microfluidics has been cited approximately 7800 times, with an h-index of 34 (Google Scholar™ scholarly texts search). He has seven issued patents. In addition to being a professor at UCSB, Dr. Meinhart is the founder and CEO of Numerical Design, Inc., which is a COMSOL Certified Consultant. Dr. Meinhart is a fellow of the American Physical Society.

Angela Straccia, COMSOL

Angela Straccia is an applications engineer specializing in thermal and fluids engineering. She studied mechanical engineering at Brown University, where she received her BS degree.

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