On-Demand Webinars: Software

Numerical Simulation of Microfluidic Devices

If you want to learn about the numerical simulation of microfluidic devices, then tune into this webinar with Carl Meinhart of the University of California, Santa Barbara and Numerical Design, Inc.

Numerical simulation of microfluidics phenomena includes fundamental academic research as well as the development and design of commercial products. Notable commercial applications include inkjet printheads, genomic and proteomic chips, chemical laboratories on a chip, cell sorters, and many others.

Microfluidic-based simulations often incorporate multiple physical phenomena, such as fluid motion, capillary filling, bubble formation, chemical reactions, electrical fields, magnetic fields, and fluid-structure interactions.

This webinar will discuss the numerical simulation of several exemplary microfluidic problems, such as the world’s fastest valve. A live demo in the COMSOL Multiphysics® software will show how to develop optimal geometries for electrokinetically driven flow systems. You can ask questions at the end of the webinar during the Q&A session.


Carl Meinhart, University of California – Santa Barbara (UCSB)/ Numerical Design, Inc.
Angela Straccia, COMSOL
Lisa Arrigo, Tech Briefs Media Group