Invitation to attend
AES Electrokinetics Workshop
at the 2012 AES-AIChE Annual Meeting

Sunday October 28th, 2012       Courtyard by Marriott, Meeting Room A        Pittsburg PA

AES is offering two Electrokinetics & Microfluidics workshops on Sunday, October 28th. These workshops are a great opportunity for learning the fundamentals of electrokinetics and microfluidics, and observe live experiments. The morning workshop will be given by Dr. Todd Squires and it will cover the fundamentals of electrokinetics and microfluidics, including live “demo” experiments sponsored by LabSmith. During this part of the workshop the attendees will have the opportunity to see LabSmith equipment working real time in foundational microfluidic manipulations. Attendees with have the opportunity to use the equipment as time allows. The afternoon workshop will be focused on mathematical modeling to solve some of the microfluidics problems covered in the morning workshop by employing COMSOL. This is a unique set of two microfluidic focused workshops that complement each other.

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Title AES Microfluidics Workshop Part I – Fundamental of Electrokinetics and Microfluidics
Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering
University of California at Santa Barbara.
Description Some of the topics that will be covered are:
  1. Linear electrokinetic phenomena and how to think about them.
  2. Nonlinear electrokinetic phenomena.
  3. Effects of surface conduction and ion conservation.
  4. Convection vs. diffusion, Peclet number for separations, filtration and mixing.
  5. Convection, diffusion, and reactions for sensor applications.
  6. Live demo experiments with LabSmith equipment.
Time 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday October 28th, 2012
Location Courtyard by Marriot, Meeting Room A
Fee $10 for undergraduates
$99 for students and post-docs
$149 for faculty and industry
Title AES Microfluidics Workshop Part II – Modeling of Electrokinetic microfluidic problems with COMSOL
Dr. Ahsan Munir
Applications Engineer, COMSOL
Description The instructor, Dr. Ahsan Munir, will provide copies of the latest COMSOL numerical simulation software, including a two-week temporary license, and work through example problems from the morning session.
Time 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sunday October 28th, 2012
Location Courtyard by Marriot, Meeting Room A
Fee $25 for those not registered for Part I (morning workshop)