Abstract: The Physics of Microfluidics: the View from Down Here
Microfluidics offers important advantages compared to traditional diagnostic techniques. Many of these advantages which include reduced cost and analysis time, as well as portable reliability and repeatability, are essential for point-of-care diagnostics in the context of public health emergencies. But why? In this presentation, we will explore the special physics at the microscale that gives rise to the life-saving and life-sustaining microscale fluid phenomena that fuel an emerging global industry and our own bodies.