Micro and Nanofluidics for Biomedical and Aerospace Applications

A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X). This special issue belongs to the section "A:Physics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2024 | Viewed by 64

Special Issue Editors

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Mechanical Engineering Department, Minho University, Campus de Azurém, 4800-058 Guimarães, Portugal
Interests: biomicrofluidics; microcirculation; biofluid mechanics; blood-on-chips; conventional and confocal micro-PIV; nanofluids; energy and environment
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Mechanical Engineering Department, Minho University, Campus de Azurém, 4800- 058 Guimarães, Portugal
Interests: nanomedicine; drug delivery; nanoparticles synthesis; magnetic nanoparticles

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Microfluidics is the study of the ability to manipulate and control fluids at a microscale level (usually less than 1mm), whereas nanofluidics is an extension of microfluidics that focuses on fluid behavior and control at the nanoscale level. Additionally, it uses fluids containing nanoparticles, usually added to improve its properties, particularly in heat transfer. Both fields are multidisciplinary and combine principles from physics, chemistry, engineering, and biology to develop innovative systems for different kind of applications, including biomedical and aerospace engineering.

In this regard, this Special Issue on “Micro and nanofluidics for Biomedical and Aerospace Applications” seeks to gather the ultimate breakthroughs and innovative developments done in these multidisciplinary fields. Therefore, it is our pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. Full papers, short communications, and reviews are welcome. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Lab-on-a-chip technology
  • Microfluidic systems
  • Propulsion systems
  • Microgravity
  • Fabrication of microfluidic devices
  • Micro and Nanoparticles
  • Nanofluids
  • Biomicrofluidics
  • Organ-on-chips
  • Point of care diagnostics
  • Biomedical microdevices
  • Blood flow in microdevices
  • Blood analogues in microdevices
  • Heat and mass transport of micro and nanofluids
  • Numerical simulation of flow, mass, and heat transport with micro and nanofluids
  • Microbubbles and microdroplets
  • Biosensors, optics, and detection in microfluidics
  • Image analysis in microfluidics
  • Cell and particle transport in microfluidics
  • Chemistry and Biology on a chip

Dr. Rui A. Lima
Dr. Diana Pinho
Dr. Beatriz D. Cardoso
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • microfluidics
  • nanofluids
  • biomicrofluidics, microgravity, microfabrication, mass transport
  • heat transport
  • computational fluid dynamics
  • lab-on-a-chip
  • organ-on-chips
  • cell mechanics
  • nanoparticles
  • blood flow
  • microcirculation
  • biosensors

Published Papers

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