This SIG is focused on phenomena and physics of acoustic waves interacting with liquid (either in droplet form or in micro-channels), and on engineering and applications of acoustofluidics in diagnostic systems, biotechnology and biomedicine. It will include topics of microfluidics induced by ultrasonic, surface acoustic waves, bulk acoustic waves and flexural waves, and the use of these for bio-sampling, microanalysis, and microfluidic diagnosis.
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L = leader; C = co-leader; * = Other key personnel
|[L]||Richard Fu (University of Northumbria at Newcastle): email@example.com|
|[C]||Julien Reboud (University of Glasgow): Julien.Reboud@glasgow.ac.uk|
|Jack Luo (University of Bolton)|
|[C]||Jeremy Hawkes (University of Manchester): firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Amanda Franklin (University of Bristol)|
|Luke Cox (University of Bristol)|
|Maddy Nichols (University of Bristol)|
|Tim Foat (Defence Science and Technology Laboratory)|
|Glen McHale (University of Northumbria at Newcastle)|
|Elijah Nazarzadeh (University of Glasgow)|
|Ran Tao (University of Northumbria at Newcastle)|
|Nicasio Geraldi (University of Northumbria at Newcastle)|
|Jonathan Terry (University of Edinburgh)|
Our 5th SIG meeting, focusing on simulation and theory and practise of softwares will be in Heriot-Watt Unversity in Edinbrugh on 7th Dec, 2018 (Friday).
Fifth SIG Meeting: 10.30am-3.00pm, Friday 7th Dec Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
Arriving Place: Main Entrance of Heriot-Watt University (Location 1 on the Campus map)
Meeting room: LB1 Court Meeting Room, The 2nd floor, Lord Balerno Building
(No 9 on the weblink: Campus map)
The aim of the meeting is for members of the SIG
- To meet and understand each other’s interests and capabilities on theoretical and numerical modeling of Acoustofluidics;
- To introduce, practice and exchange ideas for modeling works using commercial softwares, such as Comsol and Abacus, the open software, OpenFoam, and lattice Boltzmann methods (LBM);
- To discuss about the funding opportunities, collaborations, student/research staff exchanges/visiting.
Who May Attend
All members of the SIG, Research Fellows, post-doc researchers or PhD students are invited to attend.
For attendance, please reply to email@example.com with “Attending” or “Not Attending” in the main body of the email. If possible, could you also list additional people from your group who will be coming and whether Staff, PhD or Research Fellow.
We’d appreciate replies whether you can attend or not. This will help us with room sizes and catering. Please indicate any dietary matters we need to consider for lunch (vegetarian/gluten-free, etc).
Travel and Maps
Our Edinburgh Campus is about 6 miles from the city centre. It's well served by frequent local bus services and is also easy to access by car. The easiest way to plan your journey to the campus is to use the Traveline Scotland Journey Planner, which uses up-to-date public transport timetables.
The details of the travel to the Campus and Campus map is weblink here.
The arrival place at “main reception which is marked 1 on the Campus map and the meeting room is in the same building on the left side of the reception desk.
Our 6th SIG meeting University of Glasgow in January 2019.
Our 7th SIG meeting will be in the University of Bristol in the summer of 2019.
Our 4th SIG meeting is involved as a satalite meeting to CBMS Acoustfluidics Conference 29th-31st August 2018 Lille, France. We have about 15-18 UK researchers attended the conference.
The 2-page abstract for all the papers can be downlaoded from: https://cbmsociety.org/conferences/acoustofluidics18/
Acoustofluidic Forum and Olympics
26th-27th April 2018 Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK.
- Information about the Acoustofluidic Olympics
- Olympics results board
- Meeting reports (with all photos inside)
Anglo French Physical Acoustics Conference, Session 1
17th-19th January 2018 Selsdon Park Hotel, Surrey, UK
First meeting of SIG Acoustofluidics
26th May 2017 Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK
International Acoustofludics related meetings
The Twenty Second International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (µTAS 2018) will be held at the Kaohsiung Exhibition Center in Kaohsiung, Taiwan from 11-15 November, 2018. https://cbmsociety.org/conferences/microtas2018/
Prof. Richard Fu will deliver a workshop-course on "Thin film acoustofluidics and lab-on-chip". https://cbmsociety.org/conferences/workshops-courses/
18 - 24 August.2019 Complex Motion of Fluids Summer School
26 - 28 August 2019 Acoustofluidics University of Twente, Netherlands
A more detailed version of this page can be downloaded here
- Wash, trap, separate cells (Acousort AB, Sweden)
- SAW Generator (BelektroniG GmbH, Germany)
- Acoustic spectrometer (Dispersion Technology Inc, USA)
- Ultrasonic filters (FloDesign Sonics, USA) a How it works b. Demo reel
- Acoustic (cell) processor (LabXero, UK)
- Impedance Analyser (SinePhase, Felix Trampler, Austria)
- Megasonic Silicon wafer cleaning (SonoSys, Frank Holsteyns, Germany)
- Attune Flow NxT cytometer (Thermo fisher Scientific, Greg Kaduchak, USA) b. Attune Flow cytometer focusing
- SonicCatch, SonicWipe, SonicAmp (UsePAT: Stefan Radel, Austria)
Acoustofluidics, The UK
- University of Bristol Bruce Drinkwater: I built an acoustic levitator! Making liquid float on air
- University of Birmingham, Mehdi Jangi
- University of Exeter, Geof Nash
- University of Glasgow Julien Reboud, Jonathan Cooper, Thomas Franke Soft matter group
- Heriot Watt University Marc Phillipe, Yves Desmulliez, Anne Bernassau
- University of Leeds Chris Wood
- Loughborough University, Valerie J Pinfield
- Northumbria University, Richard Fu
- University of Southampton Peter Glynne Jones, Martyn Hill, Dario Carugo, Tim Leighton: a. The extraordinary potential of bubble acoustics b.The Acoustic bubble
- University of Sussex/NPL, Gianluca Memoli
- Some acoustic properties of cooked spaghetti Jeremy Hawkes
Acoustofluidics, The Rest of the World
- University of Augsburg , Achim Wixforth
- University of California San Diego, MADLab Medically Advanced Devices Laboratory a. James Friend b. SAW Microfluidics Lecture, Lorentz Center, April 2012
- CNRS-Universite Grenoble Alpes, Pierre Thibault, Philippe Marmottant, Soap Film Opera Fast Acoustic Tweezers and Ultrasonic Dance of Bubbles, A toroidal vortex in the rotating-rod experiment
- CNRS- Paris Laboratoire de Physico-Chimie Théorique, Michael Schindler
- CSIC, Itziar González Gómez
- DTU, a. Henrik Bruus b. Diving with microparticles in acoustic fields
- Duke University, Acoustofluidics Lab, Tony Jun Huang, Gabriel P. Lopez Fabrication and Operation of Acoustofluidic Devices Supporting Bulk Acoustic Standing Waves for Sheathless Focusing of Particles
- ETH, Jürg Dual Ultrasonic particle manipulation
- Institut FEMTO-ST , Jean-François Manceau
- Fluides Complexes et Instabiles Hydrodynamiques FCIH, Regis Wunenburger
- Georg-August-Universität Göttingen Robert Mettin
- University of Idaho, Michael J Anderson, Acoustic Resonator Particle Separation
- University of Illinois Kenneth Suslick
- Harvard Natural Sciences Lecture Demonstrations Ultrasonic levitation
- KTH, Martin Wiklund
- Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille 1, Michaël Baudoin
- Lund University, Acoustofluidics group, Thomas Laurell
- Max Plank Institute for Dynamics and self-organization, Detlef Lohse
- Monash University Adrian Neild, Microfluidic mixing under low frequency vibration - swirling of particle laden fluid, Video for Fig 3
- Polytechnique Montréal, Etienne Robert
- RMIT, Leslie Yeo, Professor Leslie Yeo - Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) Seminar
- Rune Barnkob
- University of Twente, Alvaro Marin
- USWNet: a. Technology b. Videos
- Wageningen University, Karel Keesman
- Waseda University, Kenji Yasuda
- University of Washinghton, Lawrence Crum
- Die ZacklPumpe (Tip: Non-German readers use Translate page), a. Video Modellboot, b. Video Versuchsboo