ERIC Number: EJ945576
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
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Microfluidics and Microfabrication in a Chemical Engineering Lab
Archer, Shivaun D.
Chemical Engineering Education, v45 n4 p285-289 Fall 2011
Microfluidics, the manipulation of fluids in channels with micron dimensions, has emerged as an exciting new field that impacts the broad area of nano/microtechnology. This is an important area to train the next generation of chemical engineers. This paper describes an experiment where students are given a problem to design a microfluidic mixer that can be used to mix two fluids. The students design, fabricate, and test their device using computer aided design, soft lithography, and image analysis software. This lab demonstrates fundamental fluid mechanics and mass transport principles.
Descriptors: Chemical Engineering, Science Laboratories, College Science, Science Instruction, Scientific Principles, Science Experiments, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Computer Software, Laboratory Equipment
Chemical Engineering Education, Chemical Engineering Division of ASEE. P.O. Box 142097, Gainesville, FL 32614. Tel: 352-392-0861; Fax: 352-392-0861; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://cee.che.ufl.edu/index.html
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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