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MicroFluidics and Non-Equilibrium Gas Flows Conference 2018
28th of February - 2nd of March | Strasbourg, France
5th European Conference on
MicroFluidics 2018
This conference is the 5th edition of a series initiated in 2008 in Bologna, Italy and held afterwards in 2010 in Toulouse, France, in 2012 in Heidelberg, Germany, and in 2014 in Limerick, Ireland.
Aims
µFlu’18 will aim at continuing to strengthen the links inside the European and worldwide Microfluidics scientific community by gathering all actors in this discipline, and to promote exchanges between European or non-European universities and industrial companies engaged in this field. The conference is dedicated to the latest research and technology status dealing with the below described topics. Reaching from flow measurements to industrial applications in the microscale, µFlu’18 should provide a comprehensive and actual overview of state-of-the-art research and development in microfluidics.

Scope
Miniaturization has significantly developed during the last years and has now a strong impact in our everyday life, providing new opportunities in combination with reduced size. It has been very visible in information, entertainment technology, and in various technical applications. Fluid flows in chemical, medical and biological analytics are reduced to picoliter sample size. Lab-on-a-chip technologies have started to conquer biological and medical labs. Miniaturized heat transfer equipments, micro mixers and micro reactor devices allow on-site generation of chemicals or change traditional production routes from batchwise to continuous production. Aeronautic and automotive industries as well as bio-tech and med-tech applications obtain enhanced opportunities and advantages by application of microscale devices. Sensors and control mechanisms as well as in-situ analytical systems or chemical process equipment can be integrated into microstructured devices to increase their usability to further fields than the traditional ones.

The technology is complex, and it needs precise knowledge about the behaviour of fluid flows, heat transfer and processes inside miniaturized vessels, tubes and structures. Electrical and optical access has to be granted to gain information from the microscale applications, or to influence those in a desired way. Thus, the topic opened here, microfluidics, is highly multidisciplinary and in constant and exiting evolution.

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
  • Transport Phenomena in Textured Microchannels
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
  • Debjyoti Banerjee
    Texas A&M University, USA
  • Srinivas Garimella
    Georgia Tech, USA
  • Anne-Marie Gué
    University of Toulouse, France
  • Wolfgang Hilber
    Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
  • Marc Hodes
    Tufts University, USA
  • Carola Koenig
    Brunel University London, UK
  • Ali Kosar
    Sabanci University, Turkey
  • Petros Koumoutsakos
    ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • 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
  • Demetrios Papageorgiou
    Imperial College London, UK
  • Jeff Punch
    University of Limerick, Ireland
  • Massimiliano Rossi
    University of the Bundeswehr, Germany
  • Ravi Selvaganapathy
    McMaster University, Canada
  • Zhanhua Silber-Li
    Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Paul Watts
    Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa
  • Leslie Yeo
    Monash University, Australia
  • Lixiong Zhang
    Nanjing University of Technology, China
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
  • Ahmad Batikh
    University of Toulouse, France
  • Brigitte Biton
    Société Hydrotechnique de France
  • Anna Dupont
    Société Hydrotechnique de France
  • Marcos Rojas-Cardenas
    University of Toulouse, France

Important Dates

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

Venue & Travel Information

University of Strasbourg
Address: 4 Rue Blaise Pascal, 67000 Strasbourg

Travel Information
From the train station
Take Tram C (left hand side when exiting the main glass dome of the train station). Outbound to Neuhof Rodolphe Reuss and exit Obersvatoire stop.

From Strasbourg airport "Entzheim"
Take the shuttle train to Strasbourg train station.

By car
Conference location address is 4 Rue Blaise Pascal, 67000 Strasbourg (GPS coordinates: N48.581916, E7.767184). The nearest parking slots (paying) are located in Rue de l’Université.

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