CMD29: Call for Contribution Colloquium 7

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Exploring liquid properties in confined geometry It is a pleasure to announce within the next general conferences of the Division of Condensed Matter of the European Physical Society, CMD29, to be held in Manchester from August 21 to 26, 2022, the minicolloquium "Exploring liquid properties in confined geometries": Confinement or vicinity to a surface can profoundly alter the properties of the liquid which can become completely different from those measured in the bulk. Modern techniques and new theoretical concepts give us today the opportunity to probe and understand non-trivial physical properties identified from the surface interaction to the sub-millimeter scale. The mini-colloquium aims to bring together researchers from various expertise in fluidics, wetting, rheophysics, microfluidics, confinement effects in liquids, interfacial and scaling effects including invited talks, oral and poster contributions. We…
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PhD Defence of Vahid Nasirimarekani

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Vahid defended with great success his PhD thesis, entitled: Open Surface Active and passive Magnetic Digital Microfluidics, co-directed by Prof. Lourdes Basabe-Desmonts and Assoc. Prof. Fernando Benito-Lopez on the 3rd of December. Congratulations Dr.Nasirimarekani!
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MaMi on cover page of ACS Synthetic biology

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MaMi On Cover Page Of ACS Synthetic Biology​ An image from the paper "Light-Powered Reactivation of Flagella and Contraction of Microtubule Networks: Toward Building an Artificial Cell" published by the team from Max Plank Göttingen together with ESR 13 from UPV/EHU has been selected for a cover page of ACS Synthetic Biology. Congratulations to the team!
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Magnetism and applications mini Symposium

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On the 20th of January, 2021 MAMI network has organized an online mini symposium "Magnetism and Applications" for the members of the network and external guests. In total 70 people attended the event. Some of the talks have been recorded and uploaded with the permission of the speakers. Magnetism the felicitous applied science by prof. Michael Coey (Trinity College Dublin) https://youtu.be/70eq1wE8IPg Mighty Minute Magnetic MEMS by Dr. Orphée Cugat (Director of research, G2ELab/CNRS, Grenoble) https://youtu.be/SVpDjq2L3ww Polymer bonded magnets, processing and applications by Dr. Boris Saje (Kolektor group, Slovenia) https://youtu.be/dSuush1-Qa4
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New Paper in Scientific Reports

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Researchers at the Laboratoire Léon Brillouin (CEA-CNRS), Univ. Paris-Saclay have demonstrated that ordinary liquids can emit a modulated hot and cold thermal signal upon applied mechanical shear wave (Figure below). It tells that the mechanical energy is not dissipated but converted in local thermodynamic states. Prof. Laurence Noirez together with her student Eni Kume (ESR 5) thus identified the equivalent of the thermo-elasticity which was known in solids only.These experimental advances are utmost important for liquid theories and microfluidics, and open the way to a new generation of energy-efficient temperature converters. View the article By applying a low frequency shear mechanical stimulus (~ Hz), the liquid emits a modulated thermal signal synchronous with the stimulus. Real-time mapping of the temperature variation of the PPG-4000 confined in a 240 µm gap (gap view) excited by…
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New Paper in Nature

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The team successfully imaged water flow imbedded in ferrofluid enclosure, stabilized by magnetic forces. X-ray tomography 3D imaging was performed at PSI synchrotron (CH), in a new collaboration, which validated the full shape of the microfluidic circuitry, as well as the accuracy of the optical method used IPCMS laboratory in parallel. The team is now capable of stabilizing and imaging tubes of 15 microns diameter, more than one order of magnitude smaller than before. This finding a key for showing how this approach is relevant for the field of microfluidics, in particular for flowing very viscous liquids or very delicate biological compounds. These results are published in latest issue in Nature Dunne, P., Adachi, T., Dev, A.A. et al. Liquid flow and control without solid walls. Nature 581, 58–62 (2020).…
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Symposium on the News

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The Microfluidics Symposium organised by the Microfluidic Cluster UPV/EHU in Vitoria-Gasteiz the 30th of January 2020 appeared on the news of the "El Diario de Noticias de Álava" the 30th of January 2020."Un laboratorio en un solo chip" by Sara Cabrera and Jorge Muñoz presents the Symposium and our Cluster to the general public.
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Microfluidics Symposium 2020

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On the 30th of January 2020, The Microfluidics Cluster UPV/EHU organised the first Microfluidics Symposium at the Faculty of Pharmacy in Vitoria-Gasteiz. The Symposium brought seven international speakers from different disciplines: Futuristic Microfluidics Incorporating Bioinspired Functionalities.Dermot Diamond (Dublin City University, IRL). Dynamic Wetting of Fluids at the Microscale:  Drop Emission, Inertia and Microstructured Surface Effects. Aurora Hernandez-Machado (Univ. Barcelona, SP). Future Diagnostics Opportunities in Limited Resource Settings. Kevin Nichols (Intellectual Ventures, USA). Organ-on-a-chip Platforms for Cancer Research Assisted Reproductive Technologies. Severine Le Gac (Univ. Twente, NL). The Making of Micro and Nano particles by Electro-hydrodynamics. Ignacio Gonzalez Loscertales (Univ. Málaga, SP). Magnetic Attraction and Repulsion Forces for Bioanalysis On-chip. Nicole Pamme (Univ. Hull, UK). Life in Space: The Role of Microfluidic Systems in the Study of Terrestrial Microbes in Space & the Search for Life…
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Winter School Hands on Microfuidics

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From 27.01 to 29.01 the Students from European Project MAMI have been working on different projects related to microfluidics: paper microfluidics, 3D printed microfluidics, cells on a chip and polymer fabrication of microfluidic devices.   On Monday 27th of January MAMI students visited Microliquid facilities in Arrasate-Mondragón. They learnt about mass scale fabrication of microfluidics devices, visited their facilities and enjoyed a great microfluidics industrial experience!
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