366.093 Micro- and Nanofluidics
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2018W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture

Aim of course

Microfluidics is a relatively young field of science and technology. Its beginnings reach back until the early 1980s. The development was initiated on one hand by microsystems technology and on the other hand by the continuously need for processing small amounts of liquids. Nowadays microfluidics offers a variety of tools and procedures to handle minute amounts of liquids. In this lecture the sturdent gets familiar with the relevant fluidic theory, the applied technoligies, the microfluidic components and systems.

Subject of course

At nanoscale dimensions, different physical phenomena start to dominate; this leads to new scientific insights and applications.
During this course, the fundamental principles of micro- and nanofluidics will be explained.  Several state-of -the-art nanofluidic systems will be presented and discussed (working principles, fabrication, testing).


  1. Introduction
  2. Theorie
  3. Technologies
  4. Electrokinetics
  5. Channels
  6. Mixing
  7. Separation and Sorting
  8. Valves
  9. Pumps
  10. Microdroplets
  11. Centrifugal Microfluidics
  12. Systems




Course dates

Fri08:30 - 10:0005.10.2018 - 18.01.2019Seminarraum 387 Lecture
Micro- and Nanofluidics - Single appointments
Fri05.10.201808:30 - 10:00Seminarraum 387 Lecture
Fri12.10.201808:30 - 10:00Seminarraum 387 Lecture
Fri19.10.201808:30 - 10:00Seminarraum 387 Lecture
Fri09.11.201808:30 - 10:00Seminarraum 387 Lecture
Fri16.11.201808:30 - 10:00Seminarraum 387 Lecture
Fri23.11.201808:30 - 10:00Seminarraum 387 Lecture
Fri30.11.201808:30 - 10:00Seminarraum 387 Lecture
Fri07.12.201808:30 - 10:00Seminarraum 387 Lecture
Fri14.12.201808:30 - 10:00Seminarraum 387 Lecture
Fri21.12.201808:30 - 10:00Seminarraum 387 Lecture
Fri11.01.201908:30 - 10:00Seminarraum 387 Lecture
Fri18.01.201908:30 - 10:00Seminarraum 387 Lecture

Examination modalities

Written exame on the last day of the lecuture.

For those who cannot join this exam: Just send an email to franz.keplinger@tuwien.ac.at and you will normally get an appointment for an oral exam within one week.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
01.10.2018 08:00 31.10.2018 23:59 31.10.2018 23:59



Detailed lecture notes (no powerpoint slides) available. Written in Englisch (except the theoretical chapter).


if required in English