Workshop Magnetic Microhydrodynamics – An Emerging Research Field

How to reach Mittelwhir

By road: Motorway A35 exit No 21 «Riquewihr- Beblenheim»
By train: via  Colmar train station (14 km) – pick up time slots will be arranged for those interested. Colmar train station can be reached by train from Paris (2.5 hours), Strasbourg (30 min), Basel (40 min)
By plane: Airport Bâle-Mulhouse (68km),  Strasbourg Entzheim (65 km)


Participation fee: 700 euros full rate and 500 euros student rate.

The fee includes: 4 nights full board accommodation (3 meals per day and dinner/ breakfast on the day of arrival/departure) at Le Mittel and participation in the workshop.*

The fee does not include gala dinner and excursion.

You are also welcome to make a scientific contribution – poster /oral presentation. Deadline for submitting abstracts is May 15, 2022. 

Selected papers will be published in  Topics in Applied Physics.

Registration is via the link. Registration deadline is May 1, 2022

After the registration you will receive a confirmation email within 3 days. In case you did not receive an email please contact

*The lodgement capacity at le Mittel is limited. If there are no rooms available at the time of registration you will be suggested to book another accommodation on your own. The participation fee then will not include the lodgement price and will  be re-calculated accordingly. 

Invited Speakers

Follow the link to access the list of the speakers and the abstracts


The detailed program can be accessed via the link

Scientific Description

Magnetic forces are well-documented tools for positioning or controlling the relative motion of magnetic and nonmagnetic entities by magnetophoresis. Their action on soft matter is more subtle. There is a richness of possible static and dynamic behaviour, susceptible to the influence of magnetic fields, forces and torques. Furthermore, miniaturization offers new perspectives, driven by recent developments in nanomagnetism and microfluidics. It is therefore timely to discuss the new opportunities in interdisciplinary research that are arising at the interface between physics, chemistry, engineering, and life science.

Magnetic heterogeneity at a mesoscopic, micrometer to millimeter, scale and the key role of its time evolution require us to go beyond the well-established fields of ferrofluidics or magnetohydrodynamics. Novel magnetohydrodynamic concepts (new fluids and control), processes at interfaces (local probes, electrochemistry), applications of magnetic soft matter in cell biology, cargo transport and energy applications are a few examples.

This emergent field of magnetic microhydrodynamics requires an appropriate framework with dimensionless quantities to delineate its different regimes. This workshop is an opportunity to take stock of these recent developments, explore the science and build the foundations of a new research field

Scientific Organizing Committee

Prof. Bernard Doudin (CNRS-IPCMS, Strasbourg)

Prof. Michael Coey (Trinity College Dublin)

Prof. Andrejs Cebers (University of Latvia)

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