Conference : Acoustofluidics 2018

Conference Chair Michaël Baudoin – Chair Professor

29-31 August, 2018

IEMN – Villeneuve d’Ascq

Abstract :

This annual meeting is returning to Europe in 2018.This focused meeting is dedicated to exploring the science, engineering, and use of micro- to nanoscale acoustofluidics.

In particular the scope of the conference covers:

  • Acoustical tweezers and acoustophoresis
  • Acoustic streaming and radiation pressure analysis and experimentation
  • Liquids, bubbles, particles and cells manipulation with acoustics
  • Integrated acoustofluidics devices for energy, chemical, biological, and medical applications
  • Fluid interface manipulation using ultrasound, including atomization, droplet generation, and thin films
  • Transducers designs for micro/nano acoustofluidics, including new fabrication methods and ideas




Seminar : Industrial Robotics at Nanoscale

Professor Sergej Fatikow
university of Oldenburg (AMIR group)

18 MAI 2018 at 11h00
IEMN amphithéâtre – Villeneuve d’Ascq

Abstract :

Current research activities in AMiR focus on the industrial microrobotics and nanoscale automation. The areas of research include nanohandling robots and systems; automated nanohandling methods; robot control methods for nanopositioning; fast vision feedback at nanoscale, etc. Prof. Fatikow introduces this rapidly developing research field, the motivation, the key research problems and industrial applications. He addresses the current work on an automated microrobot cell inside a scanning electron microscope (SEM). The latter serves as a powerful vision sensor and the work space for nanohandling robots equipped with application-specific tools. Major components – the piezo-driven nanohandling robots, the robot control system, the fast vision feedback – are discussed. Finally, current research projects in AMiR and related industrial applications are outlined. They include automated assembly of nanophotonic structures, nano-robotic handling of graphene, automated characterization of nanomaterials, and others.