2014 Fritz London Memorial Lecture - Dripping, Jetting, Drops and Wetting: The Magic of Microfluidics

David Weitz (Harvard)

"Dripping, Jetting, Drops and Wetting: The Magic of Microfluidics"

This talk will discuss the use of microfluidic devices to precisely control the flow and mixing of fluids to make drops, and will explore a variety of uses of these drops. These drops can be used to create new materials that are difficult to synthesize with any other method. These materials have great potential for use for encapsulation and release and for drug delivery and for cosmetics. I will also show how the exquisite control afforded by microfluidic devices provides enabling technology to use droplets as microreactors to perform reactions at remarkably high rates using very small quantities of fluids. I will demonstrate how this can be used for new fundamental and technological applications.

Hosted by the Duke University Physics and Chemistry Departments The Duke University Chapter of Sigma Xi

Faculty Host: Bob Behringer

Refreshments will be served after the event in room 128

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 3:30pm
location: 
Physics 128
contact: 
Paul, Cristin
660-2491