Comsol Hands-on Workshop on Microfluidic Devices


The NNIN at the University of Michigan will be hosting a free Workshop entitled ” Comsol Hands-on Workshop on Microfluidic Devices “. Click below to register for this event (We recommend that you bring your own laptop for this event and receive a free Comsol Trial License)

Event Information

Topic: Comsol Hands-on Workshop on Microfluidic Devices

Date:  October 24th, 2012

Time: 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Location: 1005 EECS, Beal Avenue, U-M North Campus

Presenter: Dr Ahsan Munir


Ahsan Munir holds a Ph.D in Chemical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). He also holds MS and BS degree in Petro-Chemical Engineering & Technology. He has been involved in research related microfluidics, magneto-hydrodynamics, biosensors and lab-on-a-chip devices. He has also worked in the area of chemical process and product design at Technical University of Denmark (DTU) as a guest researcher. At COMSOL, Ahsan is working as an Applications Engineer.


In this Workshop, we will focus on COMSOL’s Microfluidics Module which encompasses easy-to-use tools for the study of microfluidic devices. Important applications include simulations of lab-on-a-chip devices, digital microfluidics, electrokinetic and magnetokinetic devices, inkjets, and micro-pumps.

The first half of the workshop will focus on COMSOL’s general purpose multiphysics features which will be used to set up coupled electorkinetic and magnetodynamic simulations including electrophoresis, magnetophoresis, dielectrophoresis, electroosmosis, and electrowetting.
The second half of the workshop will be a hands-on session, where the participants will be made to work on the simulation of an Electroosmotic Mixer. Users will be able to learn to simulate Microfluidics problems from the experts.

A free evaluation license for COMSOL Multiphysics 4.3a will be provided to all the participants.

Welcome and Overview of COMSOL Multiphysics 4.3a            
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Microfluidics Module: Features and Capabilities
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Microfluidics Examples in COMSOL Multiphysics:
2:30 PM – 3:30PM

  • Electroosmotic flow in a Biochip
  • Isoelectric Separation of Proteins
  • Magnetophoresis & Dielectrophoresis using Particle Tracing Module

Hands-on Tutorials – Electroosmotic Micromixer
3:30 PM – 4:15 PM

Closing Comments and Wrap up
4:15 PM – 4:30 PM

Attendees will need to bring their own laptop to participate in the hands-on session.

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