Electrokinetics and Electrohydrodynamics in Microsystems

Invited Lecturers

Martin Z. Bazant (M.I.T., Boston, USA)
5 lectures on: Induced-charge Electrokinetics. The lectures will provide an introduction to nonlinear electrokinetic phenomena in microfluidics and colloids, driven by induced charge on polarizable surfaces in response to applied voltages.
Chen Chuan-Hua (Duke University, Durham, NC, USA )
6 lectures on: Electrohydrodynamics and Electrokinetic Flows. After reviewing the fundamentals of Taylor-Melcher leaky-dielectric model, we will discuss the physics of electrokinetic flow instabilities and electrohydrodynamic cone-jet transitions, as well as the applications in microfluidic systems including electrophoretic separation and droplet generation.
Nicolas G. Green (University of Southampton, UK )
5 lectures on:Dielectrophoresis Theory. Lectures will examine dielectric forces including dielectrophoresis, electroorientation, particle-particle interaction, electrorotation and travelling wave dielectrophoresis from first principles to the latest developments. Different analytical and numerical solution methods and different example geometries will be studied. The strong influence of the Electrical Double Layer in aqueous media and the Brownian motion for nanoparticles will also be analysed.
Hywel Morgan (University of Southampton, UK)
5 lectures on: Dielectrophoresis Applications.
Frieder Mugele (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
5 lectures on: Electrowetting: theory and applications. After repeating the basic concepts of wetting, we will discuss the physical principles of electrowetting (EW) for both equilibrium and dynamic situations. On this basis, we will discuss various applications of EW, including Lab-on-a-Chip, optics, displays and MEMS.
Antonio Ramos (University of Seville, Spain)
6 lectures on: Electrohydrodynamic Micropumps. The lectures will start with some basic aspects of electrical conduction in liquids and some basic fluid-mechanic aspects of micropumps. We will describe the physics of the different kinds of electrohydrodynamic actuation. We will examine how the different pumping techniques depend on the conductivity of the working liquid.

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