Electrokinetic Microfluidics, Theory and Hands on Problems

Price: Conferee: $450; Student: $50; Non-Conferee: $550
Date: Sunday 10/21/2018 - 9pm - 4pm

Neil Ivory, Washington State University

This workshop will focus on applying electrokinetic theory to relevant issues on a number of microfluidic platforms including capillaries, microchips, and nanochips. Starting with basic electroosmosis, participants will build and run simulations of electrophoresis, dielectrophoresis and electrochemistry including separations, bulk reactions, e.g., acid-base buffering or molecular interactions, and surface reactions, e.g., at electrodes or with interactive surfaces. If time permits, we'll take a look at fluidic instabilities caused by thermal inversions or electrohydrodynamics. A computer is required for this workshop. It is strongly recommended that attendees bring a multi-core laptop with at least 8 GB RAM and 50 GB of free space.