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SELECTBIO Conferences Lab-on-a-Chip and Microfluidics: Emerging Themes, Technologies and Applications

Shaurya Prakash's Biography

Shaurya Prakash, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, The Ohio State University

Shaurya Prakash graduated with a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2007 and with a BSME from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville in 2001. He has been on the faculty at The Ohio State University since fall 2009 where he directs the Microsystems and Nanosystems Laboratory. His research focuses on developing Microsystems and Nanosystems for applications in healthcare and medical instrumentation, water purification, and renewable and alternate energy. His group addresses fundamental scientific questions while developing new technologies for problems important to modern societal needs. The research work is multi-disciplinary often bridging several fields including mechanical engineering, surface chemistry, and materials science. Prof. Prakash has published several papers including a recently authored book titled, “Nanofluidics and Microfluidics: Systems and Applications”, (Elsevier) and is on the editorial board for the Encyclopedia of Nanotechnology (Springer). His research has received significant financial support from both industry and various government agencies.

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Nanofluidics Enables Applications in Ionic Flow Control and Water Desalination

Wednesday, 4 October 2017 at 14:30

Add to Calendar ▼2017-10-04 14:30:002017-10-04 15:30:00Europe/LondonNanofluidics Enables Applications in Ionic Flow Control and Water

Nanofluidics targets the science and technology for flow in and around structures with critical dimensions in the 1-100 nm range. Over the past decade, several advances in science of nanofluidic transport has enabled several novel applications relevant to the microfluidics and nanofluidics device community. In this talk, I will showcase the scientific advances pioneered by my group at the Microsystems and Nanosystems Laboratory at The Ohio State University. Moreover, I will discuss how these scientific advances in understanding aqueous electrolyte transport in glass nanochannels have enabled the possibility for several technological advances. As successful technological examples, I will show two technologies being developed by my team for (i) manipulating aqueous electrolytes in nanochannels for ionic flow control analogous to the solid state electronic transistor characteristics, and (ii) for generating engineered hydrophobic regions within nanochannels for high flux separations of water and ions, leading to novel platforms for high salinity water desalination.

Add to Calendar ▼2017-10-02 00:00:002017-10-04 00:00:00Europe/LondonLab-on-a-Chip and Microfluidics: Emerging Themes, Technologies and