Microfluidics and Nanofluidics (ME 530)

2021 Spring
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Mechatronics(ME)
3
10.00
Ali Koşar kosara@sabanciuniv.edu,
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English
Doctoral, Master
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Formal lecture,Interactive lecture,Laboratory
Interactive,Discussion based learning,Project based learning,Simulation,Case Study
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CONTENT

Overview on microfluidics/nanofluidics, Basic Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer, Analysis and modeling of microfluidic and nanofluidic systems with slip flows, Phase change phenomena in microdomains and applications, Nanofluids and applications, Electrokinetic flows and applications, Acoustofluidics and Optofluidics with applications.

OBJECTIVE

Microfluidics course is designed for graduate and upper class undergraduate students to give an introduction to microfluidics technology.

LEARNING OUTCOME

Knowledge und understanding
On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
? Gain a broad insight into microfluidics/nanofluidics technology
? Have broad information on the current literature about microfluidics/nanofluidics
? Gain knowledge on important microfluidic system design guidelines
? Gain knowledge on necessary tools to analyze and model microfluidic systems

Intellectual (thinking) skills: application
On successful completion, students will be able to:
? Specify appropriate fabrication methods of any microfluidic systems
? Use their knowledge on basic heat transfer and fluid mechanics to design microfluidic systems
? Design flow controlling microfluidic/nanofluidic elements
? Design microfluidics systems based on phase change phenomena

Practical Skills
On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
? Build and improve skills in computer tools and microfabrication techniques for their design projects

Transferable Skills
On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
? Develop problem solving and designing skills
? Use their knowledge design and model microfluidic systems
? Apply microfluidics/nanofluidics to biomedical and nano engineering problems

ASSESSMENT METHODS and CRITERIA

  Percentage (%)
Final 20
Exam 20
Term-Paper 20
Presentation 20
Homework 20

RECOMENDED or REQUIRED READINGS

Textbook

Fundamentals and Applications of Microfluidics, Nam-Trung Nguyen and Steven T. Wereley, 2002, ISBN 1-58053-343-4

Readings

Theoretical Microfluidics, Henrik Bruus, ISBM 978-0-19-923508-7