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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MAMI ESRS at ICMF Paris 2019

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6 MAMI ESRs presented their work at ICMF, International Conference on Magnetic Fluids, hosted in the Sorbonne, Paris. ICMF is held every 3 years and is dedicated to all aspects of magnetic fluids, including synthesis, phenomena, and applications. Abdelqader, Tim, Flor, Vahid with his poster prize, Arvind, and Aigars all presented posters based on their projects. Congratulations to Vahid! Vahid won a poster prize for his work titled "Benchtop Ferrofluid Lithography of Micron Size Cone-Shape Pillars." Well done!
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Summer Activities in UPV/EHU

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Sruthy presents her latest results of her MAMI Secondment at UPV/EHU Sruthy presented last Wednesday her latest results of her MAMI Secondment at UPV/EHU. Antonio Ricco from NASA visits the Microfluidics Cluster UPV/EHU Antonio Ricco (Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University) and Chief Technologist, Small Payloads, NASA Ames Research Center visited on the 8th of July the Microfluidics Cluster UPV/EHU. He is member of the Advisory Board of MAMI, and it was a great opportunity to hear about his work at NASA. He gave a seminar entitled: Life in Space. Later, the PhDs and Postdoc of the group had the opportunity to talk to him about their research activities in the group. Udara at ITMA 2019 in Barcelona Udara Bimendra, participated in the ITMA 2019, “Innovating the World of Textiles”…
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The second MaMi workshop “Magnetism and Life” took place on May 15-17 at the recently opened House of Science of the University of Latvia

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This event brought together scientists from the MaMi network and experienced researchers from all around the world to share and discuss various perspectives on how magnetism and life are connected. Given talks covered many interesting topics. A story by Dr. Damien Faivre on magnetotactic bacteria illustrated how magnetism exists in life. A talk by Prof. Konstantin Kornev described how one can use magnetism to study biological systems, as amusing as insect blood. Several talks showed how magnetic objects can be applied to create medical applications and improved our health in the future. Other presentations demonstrated how magnetism enables one to create new and exciting phenomena that are inspired from what we see in nature. Lunch, coffee breaks and workshop dinner promoted networking and closer ties between young early stage researchers…
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Three ESRs of the MaMi project are actually working at the microfluidics cluster at UPV/EHU

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Several PhD students of the MAMI project from Latvia, France and Ireland are currently working at the microfluidics cluster under the supervision of Professor Lourdes Basabe-Desmonts and Professor Fernando Benito. They recently had a group meeting to exchange knowledge and impressions about the project. MaMi project group meeting at the microfluidics cluster - from left to right: Aigars (from Latvia University, Latvia), Udara (from the microfluidics cluster), Sruthy (from the Trinity College Dublin, Ireland), Emma (from Elvesys, France), Vahid (on the screen from the microfluidics cluster but currently working at IPCMS, France) and Lourdes and Fernando!
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