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SELECTBIO Conferences BioMEMS, Microfluidics & Biofabrication: Technologies and Applications

Matthew Hancock's Biography

Matthew Hancock, Senior Engineer, Veryst Engineering, LLC

Matthew Hancock received his Ph.D. in Environmental Fluid Mechanics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2005. Since then he has worked in academic, medical, and industrial settings, both as project lead and as model-based engineering consultant. He is currently a senior engineer with Veryst Engineering, LLC, and consults primarily in fluid mechanics related to product design and performance, with core areas including microfluidics, surface tension and wetting, heat transfer, species transport, and mixing. Prior to joining Veryst, he worked with the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard designing and modeling microfluidic devices for genomics and diagnostics applications, the Wyss Institute of Harvard University modeling fluid flow and heat transfer in bioinspired cooling systems, the Pennsylvania State University modeling the wetting and fluid flow near textured surfaces, Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School designing and modeling microfluidic devices for tissue engineering, and as an instructor in the Department of Applied Mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Hancock has co-authored dozens of peer-reviewed research articles in journals such as Nature Materials, Lab on a Chip, Small, and Biomaterials.

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Modeling and Simulation of Microfluidic Devices

Thursday, 16 March 2017 at 15:00

Add to Calendar ▼2017-03-16 15:00:002017-03-16 16:00:00Europe/LondonModeling and Simulation of Microfluidic

Modeling and simulation are key components of the engineering development process, providing a rational, systematic method to engineer and optimize products and dramatically accelerate the development cycle over a pure intuition-driven, empirical testing approach. Modeling and simulation help to identify key parameters related to product performance (“what to try”) as well as insignificant parameters or conditions related to poor outcomes (“what not to try”). For microfluidic organ-on-chip devices, modeling and simulation can inform the design and integration of common components such as micropumps, manifolds, and channel networks. Modeling and simulation may also be used to estimate a range of processes occurring within the fluid bulk and near cells, including shear stresses, transport of nutrients and waste, chemical reactions, heat transfer, and surface tension & wetting effects. I will discuss how an array of modeling tools such as scaling arguments, analytical formulas, and finite element simulations may be leveraged to address these microfluidic device development issues. I will also work through a few examples in detail.

Add to Calendar ▼2017-03-16 00:00:002017-03-17 00:00:00Europe/LondonBioMEMS, Microfluidics and Biofabrication: Technologies and