Length scales and forces in microsystems, dimensionless numbers (Reynolds number, Peclet number,
etc.), laminar and turbulent flows; diffusion, mixing and separation; electric fields in
microfluidics; fabrication of microfluidic devices; flow control using pumps and valves; droplet
generation and manipulation; DNA and protein analysis; engineering cellular microenvironments;
paper-based microfluidics and its applications in diagnostics.
Introduction to Microfluidics, Patrick Tabeling (Oxford University Press), reprint edition,
Microfluidics for Biotechnology, Jean Berthier and Pascal Silberzan (Artech House), 2nd edition,
Microfluidics for Biological Applications, Edited by Wei-Cheng Tian and Erin Finehout,
(Springer), 1st edition, 2008.
Biological Applications of Microfluidics, edited by Frank A. Gomez, Wiley-Interscience, 2008
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