Holden, Sensors Actuators B, 92 199 (2003)

Jordan Flynn

ChemE 499 Projects with Professor Bruce A. Finlayson, Spring, 2008


This web site provides results of studies of microfluidic devices, to determine mixing properties, flow properties, and coorelations and design information for laminar flow. The students were Dreyfus Undergraduate Research Scholars, under the Senior Mentor Program awarded to Professor Finlayson by the Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.







Chung, Lab Chip, 4 70 (2004)

Cindy Yuen


Sudarson, Lab Chip, 6 74 (2006)

Ha Dinh (round); Ho Hack Song (square)



Hinsmann, Lab Chip, 1 16 (2001)

Vann Brasher


Schonfeld, Lab Chip, 4 65 (2004)

Lisa Dahl





Variance vs. z'/Pe; T-junction, 2D results Fig. 8.17 (Ch. in Micro-Instrumentation, (M. Koch, K.Vanden Bussche, R. Chrisman (ed.), Wiley, 2007).), 3D results, Daniel Kress, Sp, 2007


crossed channels

Adam Field

class picture

Front: Andy, Andrew, Cindy, Ha, Vann, Francis; Back: Bruce, Aaron, Adam, Ho Hack, Lisa, Curtis, Jordan



Each student used Comsol Multiphysics to characterize the diffusion and convection in a different microfluidic device, examining the following questions:
  1. Is there a universal curve governing the results?
  2. Can 2D simulations give a good representation of 3D situations?
  3. What does it take to achieve good mixing?



Click on the Student's Name to obtain more information.

Summary of all reports






Kiplik, Phys. Fluids A, 6 1333 (1993)

Francis Ninh





Hong, Lab Chip, 4 109 (2004)

Curtis Jenssen


Andy Kamholtz

Andy Aditya




Andrew Nordmeier

Information about process intensification - Information about medical usage of microfluidics - Respond to instructor: e-mail.

Other web sites with more information include: Ch.E. 499, Autumn, 2007, Ch.E. 499, Spring, 2007, Ch.E. 499, Winter, 2007

Ch.E. 499, Autumn, 2006 - Ch.E. 499, Spring, 2006 - Ch.E. 499, previous quarters