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SELECTBIO Conferences Lab-on-a-Chip, Microfluidics & Microarray World Congress

Carl Meinhart's Biography



Carl Meinhart, Professor, University of California-Santa Barbara

Dr. Meinhart is a professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California – Santa Barbara. He completed his PhD and Postdoctoral work at the University of Illinois in June of 1995. At the University of Illinois, his research involved the investigation of turbulent flows. Since coming to UCSB in 1996, his research has focused on developing microfluidic devices and exploring their fundamental transport mechanisms. Dr. Meinhart is a fellow of the American Physics Society. Prof. Meinhart’s group pioneered the concept of free-surface microfluidics. In collaboration with Prof. Martin Moskovits’ group in chemistry at UCSB, and their respective students, they have developed a novel technique for measuring gas-phase chemicals with very high sensitivity. This work was featured in The Wall Street Journal, and the Feb. 2013 issue of Mechanical Engineering Magazine.

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Free-Surface Microfluidics and SERS for High Performance Sample Capture and Analysis

Friday, 19 September 2014 at 09:00

Add to Calendar ▼2014-09-19 09:00:002014-09-19 10:00:00Europe/LondonFree-Surface Microfluidics and SERS for High Performance Sample Capture and AnalysisLab-on-a-Chip, Microfluidics and Microarray World Congress in San Diego, California, USASan Diego, California, USASELECTBIOenquiries@selectbiosciences.com

Nearly all microfluidic devices to date consist of some type of fully-enclosed microfluidic channel. The concept of ‘free-surface’ microfluidics has been pioneered at UCSB during the past several years, where at least one surface of the microchannel is exposed to the surrounding air.  Surface tension is a dominating force at the micron scale, which can be used to control effectively fluid motion. There are a number of distinct advantages to the free surface microfluidic architecture.  For example, the free surface provides a highly effective mechanism for capturing certain low-density vapor molecules.  This mechanism is a key component (in combination with surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, i.e. SERS) of a novel explosives vapor detection platform, which is capable of sub part-per-billion sensitivity with high specificity.


Add to Calendar ▼2014-09-18 00:00:002014-09-19 00:00:00Europe/LondonLab-on-a-Chip, Microfluidics and Microarray World CongressLab-on-a-Chip, Microfluidics and Microarray World Congress in San Diego, California, USASan Diego, California, USASELECTBIOenquiries@selectbiosciences.com