Special Issue "Microfluidic Machines"
A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.
Interests: microsystems; sensing (inertial, flow, load, strain); design of MEMS; data processing; modeling of coupled micro and macro systems; packaging of microsensors; MEMS for turbulence control; microfabrication; non-conventional microfabrication; rapid prototyping; migration from auto to aero; reliability of MEMS; failure models; test methodologies
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Interests: bio-applications of MEMS and micro-fluidic devices; micro-fabrication; separation and manipulation of living cells; micro-sensors
Over the past decade, microfluidics has been witnessing a major progress in terms of fabrication techniques, materials used, and applications. The scope of this Special Issue is to gather a collection of substantial contributions to the fundamentals and applications of fluid dynamics in microscale machines. This includes microfluidics for applications in life sciences, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, biomedical tests, biomedical dispensing systems, defense, public health, agriculture, and many other such areas. The scope includes also other types of applications that represent subsets of the above topics such as drug delivery systems, µTAS, point-of-care devices, LoC microsystems, mixing devices, particles and droplets manipulation systems, single cell analysis, phase separators, nanoparticle sources, integration of microelectronics, and integration of photonics. Integration of MEMS, digital microfluidics, microfluidic platforms for automatic test of liquid or two-phase specimens, components for classic and nonclassic actuation within microfluidics, micropumps, optical tweezers, and other alternate solutions to actuation within microfluidics are strongly encouraged. Papers on any other topic related to microfluidics are welcomed.
The papers that will be considered for publication will cover topics related to the configuration of such circuits, the fabrication processes, technologies and techniques of fabrication, materials compatibility and selection, design, modeling, analysis, simulation, performance evaluation, environmental aspects, etc. Papers based on microfluidics or other such materials will also be considered for publication, and their submission is highly encouraged.
This call for papers by Micromachines for this Special Issue is motivated by the great interest and progress that microfluidics has made over past two decades.
The Special Issue also calls for a competition for the most relevant picture taken of a microfluidic device, platform, or part of that. The scope of the picture competition is to attract and motivate new research into this field of investigation.
Prof. Dr. Ion Stiharu
Dr. Anas Alazzam
Manuscript Submission Information
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