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3rd European Conference on
Non-Equilibrium Gas Flows 2018
This event builds on the success of the previous editions held in 2012 on the island of Skiathos, Greece and in 2015 in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
Aims
The aims of this conference are to advance technological and research opportunities in non-equilibrium gas systems by fostering and increasing cooperation between European and international researchers and by promoting exchange between European universities, non-European universities and industrial companies engaged in this field.

Scope
Non-equilibrium gas flows are of great importance and touch a variety of industrial fields, e.g. fluidic microactuators for active control of aerodynamic flows, vacuum generators for extracting biological samples, coating processes (CD/DVD metallization), mass flow and temperature micro-sensors, pressure gauges, leak detection, micro gas analyzers, micro heat-exchangers for cooling of electronic components or for chemical applications.

In such flows various non-equilibrium transport phenomena appear, which cannot be tackled by the typical Navier-Stokes approach. Under these rarefied conditions the roles played by the interactions between the gas and the solid device surface as well as in between the gas molecules become essential. The boundary condition models often require empirical adjustments strongly dependent on the (micro) manufacturing technique, while novel intermolecular collision models are subject to validation based on realistic potentials obtained by experimental work. The involved methodologies include extended hydrodynamics, kinetic theory and molecular dynamics.

In this field there are still many theoretical, computational and experimental issues to be resolved in order to advance technological achievements and design optimization.

Topics

5th European Conference on
MicroFluidics 2018
The conference topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Lab on a Chip
  • Biomicrofluidics
  • Mass Transport at Microscale
  • Heat Transfer at Microscale
  • Multiphase Microflows
  • Phase Change Phenomena at Microscale
  • Design, Fabrication and Application of Microfluidics Sensors and Actuators
  • Electrohydrodynamic Microflows
  • Digital Microfluidics
  • Experimental Techniques for Microfluidics
  • Functional Microfluidic Materials
  • Nanofluidics
3rd European Conference on
Non-Equilibrium Gas Flows 2018
The conference topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Rarefied flows and heat transfer
  • Micro and nano scale flows, heat transfer and devices
  • Gas-surface interactions
  • Gas separation and mixing
  • Evaporation, condensation and adsorption
  • Processes, equipment and systems in non-equilibrium conditions
  • Aerothermodynamics of high speed flows
  • Vacuum gas flows and metrology
  • Sensors
In each of these fields, new developments will be presented, concerning:
  • Modelling and simulation tools
  • Materials and manufacturing techniques
  • Experimental techniques and measurements

Committees

5th European Conference on
MicroFluidics 2018
Chairmen
  • Juergen Brandner
    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  • Stéphane Colin
    University of Toulouse, France
  • David Newport
    University of Limerick, Ireland
  • Christophe Serra
    University of Strasbourg, France
Scientific Committee
  • Panagiota Angeli
    University College London, UK
  • Lucien Baldas
    University of Toulouse, France
  • Anne-Marie Gué
    University of Toulouse, France
  • Wolfgang Hilber
    Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
  • Marc Hodes
    Tufts University, USA
  • Rob Lammertink
    University of Twente, The Netherlands
  • Weiling Luan
    East China University of Science and Technology, China
  • Denis Maillet
    University of Lorraine, France
  • Marco Marengo
    University of Brighton, UK
  • Davide Mattia
    University of Bath, UK
  • Gian Luca Morini
    University of Bologna, Italy
  • Hans Norgaard Hansen
    Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
  • Nam-Trung Nguyen
    Griffith University, Australia
  • Weiling Luan
    East China University of Science and Technology, China
  • Massimiliano Rossi
    University of the Bundeswehr, Germany
  • Zhanhua Silber-Li
    Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Paul Watts
    Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa
  • Leslie Yeo
    Monash University, Australia
3rd European Conference on
Non-Equilibrium Gas Flows 2018
Chairmen
  • Arjan Frijns
    Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands
  • Stéphane Le Calvé
    University of Strasbourg, France
  • Dimitris Valougeorgis
    University of Thessaly, Greece
Scientific Committee
  • Christine Barrot Lattes
    University of Toulouse, France
  • Aldo Frezzotti
    Politecnico di Milano,Italy
  • Irina Graur Martin
    Aix Marseille Université, France
  • Ralph Lindken
    Bochum University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Silvia Nedea
    Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands
  • Felix Sharipov
    Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brasil
  • Jason Stafford
    Imperial College London, UK
  • Stefan Stefanov
    Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
  • Stylianos Varoutis
    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  • Masao Watanabe
    Hokkaido University, Japan
  • Martin Wuest
    INFICON, Liechtenstein
  • Yonghao Zhang
    University of Strathclyde, UK
Organizing Committee
  • Marcos Rojas-Cardenas
    University of Toulouse, France

Submission Dates

  • 1st of November: abstract submission
  • 1st of December: notification of the abstract acceptance
  • 15th of January: submission of the final abstract

Venue