Invitation to attend
AES Electrokinetics Workshop
at the AES-AIChE Annual Meeting

 

AES announces a set of two workshops that will be given during the 2010 annual AES-AIChE meeting in Salt Lake City, UT. A morning workshop focused on the theory and fundamentals of electrokinetics transport in microfluidics devices will be followed by an afternoon hand-on workshop where COMSOL will be employed to solve four different problems in electrokinetics using numerical simulation.

November 7th, 2010       Salt Palace Convention Center        Salt Lake City UT

http://www.aiche.org/Conferences/AnnualMeeting/index.aspx
 
Title Electrokinetic transport in microfluidic devices
 
Speaker
Director, Micro/Nanofluidics Laboratory
Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
at Cornell University.
 
Description This workshop covers fluid mechanical transport processes commonly observed in microfluidic devices. Topics include unidirectional flow, hydraulic circuits, electrokinetic transport, and nonlinear electrokinetic fluid flow and particle actuation. Coverage comprises a subset of the material in Micro- and Nanoscale Fluid Mechanics: Transport in Microfluidic Devices, Brian J. Kirby, Cambridge University Press, 2010.
 
What you
will learn
• This workshop session will focus on electrokinetic fluid flow and particle actuation
• Experimental equipment will available in the room, and it will be used to perform demonstrations in real time.
 
Who should
attend
researchers in the field of microfluidics, biomedical and chemical engineers, industrial R&D engineers, chemists, biochemists, university professors and students.
 
Time 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday November 7th, 2010
 
Location Room 252 A, Salt Palace Convention Center
 
Fee $149 for students and postdocs
$199 for faculty and industry
 
Title Microscale Electrokinetics with COMSOL
 
Speaker
John Dunec
Branch Manager of COMSOL
 
Description This 3-hour workshop will closely follow the morning workshop. The instructor will provide copies of the latest COMSOLv4.0a numerical simulation software, including a two-week temporary license, and work through four example problems from the morning session on electrokinetic transport in micro/nano-fluidic devices.
 
What you
will learn
• This workshop session will walk attendees through the use of COMSOL for solving problems from the morning workshop on electrokinetic transport in microfluidic and nanofluidic devices.
• A personal computer is recommended so that attendees can load the COMSOL software and use it during the workshop.
 
Who should
attend
researchers in the field of microfluidics, biomedical and chemical engineers, industrial R&D engineers, chemists, biochemists, university professors and students.
 
Time 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM
Sunday November 7th, 2010
 
Location Room 252 B, Salt Palace Convention Center
 
Fee $75 for those not registered for Part I (morning workshop)