SG2222/SG3135: Micro fluid flows

General information


The purpose of the course is to introduce concepts and methods that are relevant for understanding the flow of liquids, as well as mixing and chemical reactions in geometries of microscopic dimensions. The emphasis is on the microscopic fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer, that is relevant for chemical synthesis and analysis.


Course organization:

1. 9 Lectures.

2. Final presentation of the project work (Typically one project/seminar per two students).
    In addition, two “opponents” are designated for each project. These read the same material and prepare questions.

3. A short final oral exam.

The course is given during the spring term, starting on March 22 2021.

Intended audience:

This course should be of interest to graduate and last year students in fluid mechanics, chemistry, biotechnology,  etc.



The lectures will cover scattered parts from the following books and papers:

Introduction to Microfluidics, Tabeling, P., Oxford University Press 2005.

Theoretical Microfluidics, Bruus, H., Oxford University Press 2008.

Squires, T.M., Quake S.R., “Microfluidics: Fluid physics at the nanoliter scale”, Reviews of Modern Physics, 77, p977-, (2005).


Your own lecture notes, and copies of research papers.


Additional relevant literature is:

Physicochemical Hydrodynamics, R.F. Probstein, Wiley

The kinematics of Mixing, J.M. Ottino, Cambridge Univ. Press

Elementary Fluid Dynamics, D.J. Acheson, Oxford, University Press