Post doc Microfluidics Modeling Using Surface Energy Minimization-Based Approach
Project descriptionPlease note that this project is in the framework of CSC-IMEC-KU Leuven Scholarships. Please read the requirements before applying here.
Multiphase flows (specifically, flows involving two or more immiscible phases) are encountered in many life science applications including capillary‐driven flows and droplet microfluidics. Also, understanding the initial filling behavior of a liquid into a microfluidic network is of interest since any remaining air bubble can interfere with the operation of the microfluidic system. Current techniques such as computational fluidic dynamics simulations using the volume‐of‐fluid or level‐set methods carry a very high computational cost limiting their usage in industrial applications. The focus of this post‐doc position is to develop an easy to use modeling framework based on a surface energy minimization approach. Experimental validation of the tool and its application to various multiphase flow phenomena in lab‐on‐a‐chip systems will also be explored under this position.
Please note that this project is in the framework of CSC-IMEC-KU Leuven Scholarships. Please read the requirements before applying here.
Supervisor: Liesbet Lagae (KU Leuven)
Daily advisor: Ben Jones
Required background: Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or Physics
Type of work: 70% modeling, 20% experimental, 10% literature