We warmly welcome researchers, academics and industrialists to the 4th Micro and Nano Flows Conference MNF2014 which will be held at University College London, UK from the 7thto 10th September 2014.
The focus of MNF2014 will be the thermal and fluid aspects of micro and nano flows , encompassing both thermofluids engineering and biomedical fluid mechanics. The overall area has the characteristics of being rapidly developing, strongly inter-disciplinary and challenging for the individual researcher. The challenge is in applying the highest expertise, whether in analysis and modelling, in experimentation or in developing successful innovative devices for application areas. There are still many problems to be resolved, especially as scales reduce from micro to nano levels.
There is particular value in the nature of this meeting: it seeks to provide knowledge of the latest international achievements on the one hand, and a good opportunity for researchers to present and discuss their work on the other. A Special Session will also be organised onNew Ultrafine Optical Measurement Methods, these being applicable to both conventional and biomedical engineering. All papers are orally presented and the timetable is organized to facilitate interaction between researchers.
We are committed to provide maximum opportunity for archival publication of papers. From the previous MNF2009 and MNF2011 Conferences no less than five Special Issues of Journals, both in thermofluids and biomedical engineering, have been published or are in print (with a sixth in hand). Also, stemming from the biomedical Special Session at MNF2011 is the Springer US November 2012 publication Micro and Nano Flow Systems for Bioanalysis.
The conference is hosted by UCL Engineering. UCL was established in 1826 to open up education in England to students of any race, class or religion. It was also the first university to welcome female students on equal terms with men. It is consistently placed in the global top 20 of university rankings, and as London’s Global University, it welcomes talented students and staff from over 140 countries to its campus in the heart of one of the world’s great cities, London.
UCL Engineering is one of ten faculties within UCL. The nine departments of the Faculty provide innovative teaching, accomplished graduates and impactful research that cross traditional discipline boundaries. Work here has contributed to the rapid production of vaccines, fibre-optic communications, the Internet infrastructure, and much more. UCL is located in the lively Bloomsbury/Fitzrovia area of central London, next to the British Museum, with excellent transport links and numerous hotels, restaurant/cafés, pubs/bars nearby.
Scope of the conference
The focus of MNF2014 will be the thermal and fluid aspects of micro and nano flows, encompassing both thermofluids engineering and biomedical fluid mechanics.The following topics will be covered:
· Both for Thermofluids and Biomedicine:
i.Micro and Nano Flow Fundamentals
ii.Measuring, Sensing and Control
iii.Mathematical, Numerical and Experimental Simulation
· Microcirculation and Biomedical Flow Structures
· Micro Flows in Prostheses and Medical Devices (including Lab-on-chip Devices)
· Flow in Bioprocessing Equipment at Micro Levels
· Single-Phase Heat Transfer in Micro Systems
· Boiling and Condensation in Micro Systems
· Heat Transfer Applications at Micro and Nano Scale Levels
· Heat Exchangers and Reactors
· Mixing and Design
· Pumps and Other Devices
A Special Session will also be organised on New Ultrafine Optical Measurement Methods, these being applicable to both conventional and biomedical engineering.
Important dates. The deadline for abstract submission is Friday, 01 November 2013. Authors will be notified about acceptance of their abstracts by 13 December 2013 and full papers will be submitted by 7 March 2014. Following the successful format of previous MNF conferences, selected papers will be published in high quality journals such as Applied Thermal Engineering, Medical Engineering and Physics, etc.