2008 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2008 - 11th Annual
Technical Conferences
Merck Corporate Needs
NanoInk Symposium
Nano Electronics & Photonics
Nano Fabrication
Sensors & Systems
Micro & Nano Fluidics
MSM - Modeling Microsystems
WCM - Compact Modeling
Nanostructured Materials & Devices
Soft Nanotechnologies & Applications
Nanoparticles in Soft Materials - Colloidal Systems
Polymer Nanotechnology
Carbon Nano Structures & Devices
Nano Particles & Applications
Nanostructured Surfaces and Interfaces
Nanoscale Characterization
Energy Technologies & Applications
Nanotech in Health, Environment & Society
ICCN - Nanoscale Modeling
Bio Nano Materials & Tissues
Bio Sensors & Diagnostics
Biomarkers & Nanoparticles
Cancer Diagnostics, Imaging & Treatment
Drug Delivery & Therapeutics
Nano Medicine
Nanotech to Neurology
Phage Nanobiotechnology
Clean Technology 2008
Industrial Impact Workshop
Confirmed Speakers
Program Committee

Partnering Events:

TechConnect Summit
Clean Technology 2008

Micro & Nano Fluidics

Symposium Sponsor


Symposium Chairs

Daniel Attinger Daniel Attinger
Columbia University
Steffen Hardt Steffen Hardt
Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
Hang Lu Hang Lu
Georgia Institute of Technology

Keynote Presentation

Howard Stone Cellular-scale hydrodynamics
Howard A. Stone
Vicky Joseph Professor of Engineering and Applied Mathematics
Associate Dean for Academic Programs
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Harvard University

Joint Sessions

Symposium Sessions


Monday June 2

 Lab on Chip

Tuesday June 3

8:30 Keynotes: Soft Nano, Fluidics
3:30 Micro & Nano Fluidics: Devices & Applications - 1
3:30 Micro Systems: Healthcare & Well-being Requirements for NEMS & MEMS

Wednesday June 4

10:30 Micro & Nano Fluidics: Devices & Applications -2
1:30 Micro & Nano Fluidics: Transport
4:00 Micro & Nano Fluidics: Design & Simulation
 Micro & Nano Fluidics

Thursday June 5

10:30 Lab on Chip - 1
1:30 Lab on Chip - 2

Symposium Program


Monday June 2

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Lab on ChipExhibit Hall C
- Analysis of mechanical characterization on microneedles for fluid sampling and drug delivery
P. Zhang, R. Zhang, G.A. Jullien, University of Calgary, CA
- Lateral-Driven Continuous Dielectrophoretic Separation Technology for Blood Cells suspended in a Highly Conductive Medium
J. Seo, J. Jung, S-I. Han, K-H Han, Y. Jung, A. Bruno Frazier, Inje University, KR
- SNR Optimization for Microfabricated DNA Thermosequencing Platform
H. Esfandyarpour, R.F.W. Pease, R.W. Davis, Stanford University, US
- Characterization of DNA Transport through a Semipermeable Membrane with the Effect of Surfactants
S.W. Leung, S. Bartolin, C.K. Daniels, J.C.K. Lai, Idaho State University, US
- Nanoparticles and Ultrahigh 21 tesla MRI Microimaging of Mice Brain
R. Sharma, FLorida State University, US
- Encoding High Throughput Suspension-based Biotechnology Assays Using Digital Magnetic Microtags
T. Mitrelias, T. Trypiniotis, F. van Belle, K.P. Kopper, S.J. Steinmuller, J. Palfreyman, P.R. Robertson, Visiting Scientist, UK
- ‘Lab on a chip’ Label Free Protein Sensor Systems Based on Polystyrene Bead and Nanofibrous Solid Supports
V. Kunduru, S. Prasad, P.K. Patra, S. Sengupta, Portland State University, US
- A Novel Nanoneedle Biosensor for DNA Sequencing
H. Esfandyarpour, R.W. Davis, Stanford University, US
- Nanomonitors: Electrical Immunoassays for Protein Biomarker Profiling
M.G. Bothara, R.K. Reddy, T. Barrett, J. Carruthers, S. Prasad, Portland State University, US
- Ultra-sensitive Electrochemical Detection of E. coli Using Nano-porous Alumina Membrane
N.N. Mishra, W.C. Maki, B. Filanoski, M. Fellegy, E. Cameron, S.K. Rastogi, G. Maki, University of Idaho, US
- Ferromagnetic Resonance Biochip for Diagnosing Pancratic Cancer
E. Casler, S. Chae, V. Kunduru, M. Bothara, E. Yang, S. Ghionea, P. Dhagat, S. Prasad, Portland State University, US
- Chemically modified polacrylic acid monolayers in alumina nanoporous membranes for cancer detection
S.V. Atre, N. Monfared, M. Bothara, S. Prasad, S. Varadarajan, Oregon Nanoscience & Microtechnologies Insittute, US
- SureSpot: On Line Image Processing Solutions for Sub Nanoliter Scale Fabrication for Bioassay Development
R.J. Rouse, HTS Resources, LLC, US
- Purification of Nanoparticles by Hollow Fiber Diafiltration
D. Bianchi, D. Serway, W. Tamashiro, Spectrum Laboratories, US

Tuesday June 3

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8:30 Keynotes: Soft Nano, FluidicsRoom 210
 Session chair: Fiona Case, NSTI, US
8:30 Cellular-scale hydrodynamics
H. Stone, Harvard University, US
9:15 Self-Assembly and Properties of Block Copolypeptide Materials
T.J. Deming, University of California, Los Angeles, US
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3:30 Micro & Nano Fluidics: Devices & Applications - 1Room 200
 Session chair: Daniel Attinger, Columbia University, US
3:30 Integrated Thermal Modulation and Deflection of Viscous Microjets with Applications to Continuous Inkjet Printing
E.P. Furlani, K.C. Ng, A.G. Lopez, C. Anagnostopoulos, Eastman Kodak, US
3:50 High resolution spatio-temporal dosing of subcellular targets
S. Moorjani, R. Nielson, X.A. Chang and J.B. Shear, University of Texas at Austin, US
4:10 Micro bioreactor for muliwell plates with an active micro fluidic system for 3D cultivation
F. Weise, C. Augspurger, M. Klett, A. Schober, Technische Universität Ilmenau, DE
4:30 Discrete Volume Controllable Microdispenser Module
S. Lee, J. Lee, Seoul National University, KR
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3:30 Micro Systems: Healthcare & Well-being Requirements for NEMS & MEMSRoom 205
 Session chair: Alberto Sanna, Marco Nalin, Scientific Institute H San Raffaele, IT
3:30 Micro-nano-bio convergence systems for biomedical applications: State of the art and Future perspectives under the EC-ICT
M. Willems, IMEC, BE
4:00 Healthcare & Well-being Requirements and Trends
A. Sanna, Scientific Institute H San Raffaele - Milan, IT
4:20 Nanotechnologies for Mobile Innovation: the Telco Operator perspective
M. Turolla, Telecom Italia - Turin, IT
4:40 Developing Smart Interactive Robotic Companions to Improve the Daily Lives of Children in Hospitals
D. Stiehl, MIT, US
5:00 Ambient Assisted Living for independent Living of Elderly People
S. Guillén, ITACA Institute, ES

Wednesday June 4

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10:30 Micro & Nano Fluidics: Devices & Applications -2Room 208
 Session chair: Daniel Attinger, Columbia University, US
10:30 Generation of picoliter and nanoliter drops on-demand in a microfluidic chip
J. Xu, D. Attinger, Columbia University, US
10:50 Hollow Atomic Force Microscopy Probes for Nanoscale Dispensing of Liquids
A. Meister, J. Przybylska, P. Niedermann, C. Santschi, H. Heinzelmann, CSEM SA, CH
11:10 Electrostatic Induced Inkjet Printing System for Micro Patterning and Drop-On-Demand Jetting Characteristics
J. Choi, Y-J. Kim, S.U. Son, Y. Kim, S. Lee, D. Byun, H.S. Ko, Sungkyunkwan University, KR
11:30 A Novel Parallel Flow Control (PFC) System for Syringe-Driven Nanofluidics
H. Liang, W.J. Nam, S.J. Fonash, The Pennsylvania State University, US
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1:30 Micro & Nano Fluidics: TransportRoom 208
 Session chair: Daniel Attinger, Columbia University, US
1:30 Fabrication and Characterization of Thermo-pneumatic Peristaltic Micropumps
H-H Liao, W-C Liao, Y-J Yang, National Taiwan University, TW
1:50 Discrete Mixing of Nanoliter Drops in Microchannels
M. Rhee, M.A. Burns, University of Michigan, US
2:10 Modeling Magnetic Transport of Nanoparticles with Application to Magnetofection
E.P. Furlani, K.C. Ng, University at Buffalo, US
2:30 Micron Particles Segregation in Lower Electric Field Regions in Very Dilute Neutrally Buoyant Suspensions
Z.Y. Qiu, Y. Shen, S. Tada, D. Jacqmin, The City College of New York, US
2:50 Limitations of DNA High-frequency Anchoring and Stretching
H. Dalir, T. Nisisako, T. Endo, Y. Yanagida, T. Hatsuzawa, Tokyo Institute of Technology, JP
3:10 A High Throughput Multi-stage, Multi-frequency Filter and Separation Device based on Carbon Dielectrophoresis
R. Martinez-Duarte, J. Andrade-Roman, E. Collado-Arredondo, S.O. Martinez, M. Madou, University of California, Irvine, US
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4:00 Micro & Nano Fluidics: Design & SimulationRoom 208
 Session chair: Ed Furlani, Kodak, US
4:00 Optimizing Multiscale Networks for Transient Transport in Nanoporous Materials
R.H. Nilson, S.K. Griffiths, Sandia National Laboratories, US
4:20 Ultrasound-driven viscous streaming, modelled via momentum injection
J. Packer, D. Attinger, Y. Ventikos, University of Oxford, UK
4:40 Fluidic and Electrical Characterization of 3D Carbon Dielectrophoresis with Finite Element Analysis
R. Martinez-Duarte, E. Collado-Arredondo, S. Cito, S.O. Martinez, M. Madou, University of California, Irvine, US
5:00 The Immersed Surfaces Technology for Reliable and Fast Setup of Microfluidics Simulation Problems
M. Icardi, D. Caviezel, D. Lakehal, ASCOMP GmbH, CH
5:20 Design and Simulations of a Microfluidic Pump with Multiple Vibrating Membranes
K. Koombua, R.M. Pidaparti, P.W. Longest, G.M. Atkinson, Virginia Commonwealth University, US
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Micro & Nano FluidicsRoom 302
- Gaseous Flows and Heat Transfer through Micro- and Nano-channels
H. Sun, P. Wang, S. Liu, M. Song, M. Faghri, University of Massachusetts Lowell, US
- Enhanced fluid transport through carbon nanopipes
M. Whitby, L. Cagnon, M. Thanou, N. Quirke, Imperial College, UK
- Self-propelled liquid motion on micro/nanoscale ratchet surfaces in the film-boiling regime
J.T. Ok, E. Lopez-Oña, H. Wong, S. Park, Louisiana State University, US
- Electrokinetic Flows in Highly Charged Micro/Nanochannel with Newtonian Boundary Slip Condition
M.-S. Chun, J.H. Yun, T.H. Kim, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), KR
- Size Effect on Nano-Droplet Spreading on Solid Surface
N. Sedighi, S. Murad, S. Aggarwal, University of Illinois at Chicago, US
- Experimental and Numerical Studies of Droplet and Particle Formation in Electrohydrodynamic Atomization
J. Hua, L.K. Lim, C-H Wang, Institute of High Performance Computing, SG
- Development of Nanoscale Magneto-Rheological (nMR) Fluid: Effect of Particle Size on Flow and Thermal Characteristics through Microchannels
K. Sinha, B. Kavlicoglu, Y. Liu, O.A. Graeve, F. Gordaninejad, University of Nevada Reno, US
- A capillary effect based microfluidic system for high throughput screening of yeast cells
M. Mirzaei, D. Juncker, McGill University, CA
- A Novel GCMB Microfludic Platform for DNA Sequencing-by-Synthesis
H. Esfandyarpour, R.W. Davis, Stanford University, US
- Dielectrophoretic characterization and separation of metastatic variants of small cell lung cancer cells
A. Menachery, J. Burt, S. Chappell, R.J. Errington, D. Morris, P.J. Smith, M. Wiltshire, E. Furon, R. Pethig, Bangor University, UK
- External Field Induced Non-Uniform Growth of Micron Composite Materials in Insulating Liquid: Experimental and Simulating
S. Tada, Y. Shen, Z.Y. Qiu, The City College of New York, US
- A Self-vortical Micromixer and its Application on Micro-DMFC
C. Lin, C. Fu, Institute of NanoEngineering and MicroSystems, TW
- Pressure driven tough micro pump
F. Weise, M. Klett, A. Schober, Technische Universität Ilmenau, DE
- Direct Current Dielectrophoretic Characterization of Erythrocytes: Positive ABO blood types
S.S. Keshavamurthy, K. Leonard, S.C. Burgess, A.R. Minerick, Mississippi State University, US
- Ceramic Microarrays for Aggressive Environments
S.V. Atre, C. Wu, K.L. Simmons, S. Laddha, K. Jain, S. Lee, S.J. Park, R.M. German, Oregon Nanoscience & Microtechnologies Institute, US
- Understanding Conduction Mechanisms in Nano-Structures
V.H. Gehman Jr, K.J. Long, F. Santiago, K.A. Boulais, A.N. Rayms-Keller, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division, US
- Viscosity measurements of PEO solutions by AFM with long nanowires
M. Hosseini, M.M. Yazdanapanah, S. Siddique, R.W. Cohn, University of Louisville, US
- Concentration gradient generation for mammalian cell culture using a novel microfluidic device
A. Shamloo, S.C. Heilshorn, Stanford University, US
- Multiscale Design of a Laser Actuated Micro Bubble Array Acoustic-Fluidic Microdevice for Bioanalytical and Drug Delivery Applications
Z.J. Chen, A.J. Przekwas, CFD Research Corporation, US
- A Higher-Order Approach to Fluid-Particle Coupling in Microscale Polymer Flows
B. Kallemov, G.H. Miller, D. Trebotich, Lawrence Livermore Natioanal Laboratory, US
- Computational Microfluidics for Miniaturised Bio-Diagnostics Devices using the code “TransAT”
C. Narayanan, D. Lakehal, ASCOMP GmbH, CH
- Modeling of microfluidic foam rheology
J. Czerwinska, Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, PL
- Numerical Modelling and Analysis of the Burning Transient in a Solid-propellant Micro-thruster
J.A. Moríñigo, J. Hermida-Quesada, National Institute for Aerospace Technology, ES
- Numerical Analysis of Nanofluidic Sample Preconcentration in Hydrodynamic Flow
Y. Wang, K. Pant, W. Diffey, Z. Chen, S. Sundaram, CFD Research Corporation, US

Thursday June 5

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10:30 Lab on Chip - 1Room 313
 Session chair: Srinivas Iyer, LANL, US
10:30 MEMS based examination platform for a neuro-muscular communication in a co-culture system coupled to a multi-electrode-array
M. Fischer, M. Klett, U. Fernekorn, C. Augspurger, A. Schober, Technische Universität Ilmenau, DE
10:50 GRAVI-Chip: Automation of Microfluics Affinity Assay based on Magnetic Nanoparticle
J.S. Rossier, S. Baranek, P. Morier, F. Vulliet, C. Vollet, F. Reymond, DiagnoSwiss SA, CH
11:10 One-step White Blood Cell Separation from Whole Blood
J-M Park, B-C Kim, J-G Lee, Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT), KR
11:30 Detection of Clinical Biomarkers using a novel parabolic microchip diagnostic platform
D. Hill, S. Hearty, L. Basabe-Desmonts, R. Blue, C. McAtamney, R. O’Kennedy, B. MacCraith, Dublin City University, IE
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1:30 Lab on Chip - 2Room 308
 Session chair: Hang Lu, Georgia Institute of Technology, US
1:30 One-step Target Protein detection from Whole Blood in a Lab-on-a-Disc
B.S. Lee, J.G. Lee, J.N. Lee, J.M. Park, Y.K. Cho, S. Kim, C. Ko, Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, KR
1:50 Using Microfluidics for Metabolic Monitoring of Single Embryo Cultures
T. Thorsen, J.-P. Urbanski, M.T. Johnson, D.D. Craig, D.L. Potter, D.K. Gardner, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US
2:10 DNA Extraction Chip Using Key-type Planar Electrodes
S.M. Azimi, W. Balachandran, J. Ahern, P. Slijepcevic, C. Newton, Brunel University, UK
2:30 Amperometric glucose sensor for real time extracellular glucose monitoring in microfluidic device
I.A. Ges, F.J. Baudenbacher, Vanderbilt University, US

Special Symposium

Micro- and nanofluidic technologies have experienced a rapid development over the past few years. They find applications in such areas as Micro Total Analysis Systems, microelectronics cooling, e-paper, or microreaction devices, some of which are expected to make a considerable economic impact in the near future. Furthermore, nanotechnology often requires handling of molecules in liquid phase, so microfluidics can be regarded as an enabling technology providing a platform for manipulations occurring at even smaller length scales.

Compared to microelectronics, the design process for micro- and nanofluidic systems is in its infancy, and standard technological building blocks and unit operations are largely missing. The development of a corresponding design methodology requires the development of modeling and simulation tools as well as experimental procedures for validation and testing. The aim of this symposium is to give an overview of current trends in micro- and nanofluidics, with special emphasis on approaches taking steps towards a design methodology.

Over the last eight years, the Nanotech and MSM Conference Series has developed an incredibly strong Micro, Nano & Bio Fluidics Technical Community. The Nanotech 2005 saw over 250 papers submitted into these areas. Consequently, the Nanotech Conference invites you to submit your technical contribution related to all research, design, simulation, fabrication, application and commercialization of Micro & Nano Fluidics for the Nanotech 2008.

Joint Electronics and Microsystems Symposia

Reflecting the rapid growth of the Micro and Nano systems fields and the commitment and success of the respective research communities, the Electronics and Microsystems suite of symposia at Nanotech 2008 has evolved into a premier annual event in the Micro and Nano technologies arena.

The MEMS & NEMS, Sensors & Systems , Micro & Nano Fluidics and MSM - Modeling Microsystems symposia will jointly provide a whole and comprehensive forum for a multidisciplinary community, with presentations and topics for discussion ranging from theoretical developments through design and fabrication to industry-oriented applications.

Smarter and smaller and ever more complex systems are being dreamt of, which combine micro and nano system technologies with intelligence, power supply and communication ability, at the same physical scale. Such integrated systems are to be primarily component based and, both the whole and the composites subject to a variety of trends. The increasing systems complexity and multidisciplinary pose strong challenges to the engineers involved in the modelling and fabrication of micro and nanosystems, electronics and wireless communication domains. The Microsystems and Electronics strand will provide valuable networking and interaction opportunities by successfully bringing together the four Symposia above.

World-class researchers in several focused topics of MEMS and NEMS will present their latest research results, allowing cross-disciplinary exchange of knowledge to further advance both technological areas. MEMS is naturally continuing its downsizing into Nanoelectromechanical Systems but at the same time it is indispensable in constructing complete Nano devices and systems. MEMS and Nanotechnology are becoming highly complimentary technologies that will significantly impact various large industries across the globe.

Topics & Application Areas

Online abstract submissions are now being accepted. Proposed topics include, but are not be limited to:

  • Fluid Transport
  • Hydrophobic & Hydrophilic Filling & Dispensing
  • Flow,Dispersion & Mixing
  • Particle & Cell Transport
  • Molecular Transport
  • Binding
  • DNA Hybridization
  • Electroosmosis/Electrophoresis
  • Electrochemical Sensing
  • Conventional & Traveling Wave Dielectrophoresis
  • Electromagnetics, Fields & Heating
  • Fluidic Device Design & Fabrication
  • Micro Fluidic Devices
  • Nano Fluidic Devices
  • Bio Fluidic Devices
  • Fluidic Device Simulation
  • Other

Journal Submissions

Molecular Simulation

Molecular Simulation

Selected Nanotech Proceedings papers will be reviewed and invited into a Special Issue of Molecular Simulation. The journal covers all aspects of research related to, or of importance to, molecular modelling and simulation (including informatics, theoretical and experimental work).

For consideration into this Special Issue of Molecular Simulations, please select the “Submit to Molecular Simulation” button during the on-line submission procedure. You may only select a single journal during the submission process.

Sensors & Transducers

On-line Journal ‘Sensors & Transducers’ (S&T e-Digest)

Selected proceedings papers in the Electronics and Microsystems Track (MEMS & NEMS, Sensors & Systems, Micro & Nano Fluidics symposia, and MSM conference) will be reviewed and invited into a Special Issue of the on-line journal ‘Sensors & Transducers’ (S&T e-Digest).

For consideration into this Special Issue of the on-line journal ‘Sensors & Transducers’, please select the “Submit to ‘Sensors & Transducers’ (S&T e-Digest)” button during the on-line submission procedure.