Master projects/internships - Leuven | More than two weeks ago
Innovate highly miniaturized microfluidic valves
Controlling liquid flow in microfluidic networks using means of microvalves remains one of the major challenges for integrated lab-on-a-chip applications. The large footprints and the fabrication complexity represent high barriers for wide adoption of the currently existing microvalves. Here, we investigate a novel approaches for active microvalves to control liquid flow on a chip with a small footprint (<20um) and a fabrication scheme that is easy to integrate in standard microfabrication technology.
In this thesis, we will investigate the microvalve concept using commercial multi-physics modelling software. The implemented model will be developed based on our established models to study the multi-type forces associated in the valve structure. The student will spend 30% time on literature study about the valve concept and the modelling technique, 50% on building the model and study different geometries and flow regimes and 20% on thesis writing. Typical education background includes physics, mechanical engineering and electrical engineering.
Type of project: Thesis
Master's degree: Master of Science, Master of Engineering Technology
Master program: Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Electrotechnics/Electrical Engineering
Duration: 12 months
Supervising scientist(s): for further information or for application, please contact Ahmed Taher (firstname.lastname@example.org)