Multiphysics of Microfluidics and Nanofluidics
The use of multiphysics, including flow, acoustic, magnetic, optical and electrical fields, as well as their coupling in confined microscale and nanoscale systems, to design, fabricate, process, manufacture and manipulate materials and their respective properties is an emerging area for Microfluidics and Nanofluidics. Such methods encompass theoretical, numerical modeling and simulations, and experimental methods, and can be used for synthesizing, manipulating, and assembling existing and new micro- and nanomaterials to create innovative devices, to manufacture high-quality biologics, and to control small-scale intelligent systems. The multiphysics approaches in microfluidics and nanofluidics are expected to impact applications in optics, biosensing, energy, materials processing, manufacturing (including traditional and advanced manufacturing methods), water purification, and sustainability.
Guest Editors: Shaurya Prakash and Gungun Lin