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

Moran Bercovici's Biography

Moran Bercovici, Associate Professor, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering; Head, Technion Microfluidic Technologies Laboratory, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology

Moran Bercovici is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. His lab combines experimental, analytical, and computational tools to study problems characterized by coupling between fluid mechanics, heat transfer, electric fields, chemical reactions, and biological processes. He is equally interested in understanding basic physical mechanisms and in leveraging them to create new tools and technologies across different disciplines. His current focus areas are in rapid prototyping, adaptive optics, microscale flow control, configurable microstructures, and lab-on-chip systems. Moran holds a PhD in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University, worked as postdoctoral fellow at Stanford School of Medicine, and was a Harrington Faculty Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin. He authored and co-authored over 50 articles in top peer-reviewed journals, is the inventor of more than 20 patents, and is the recipient of several awards including the EU ERC Starting Grant, and the Blavatnik Prize – considered one of the most prestigious awards to young scientists in Israel.

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Flow Control and Configurable Microstructures Using Non-Uniform Electroosmosis

Wednesday, 4 October 2017 at 10:00

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Electro-osmotic flow (EOF) is the motion of a liquid due to interaction of an externally applied electric field with the net charge in the diffuse part of an electrical double layer.  
I will present our ongoing work leveraging non-uniform EOF to control flow patterns in a Hele-Shaw microfluidic chamber (two parallel plates separated by a small gap).  By setting the spatial distribution of surface potential, we demonstrate the ability to dictate desired flow patterns without the use of physical walls. Furthermore, by replacing the rigid ‘ceiling’ (top plate) of the chamber with a thin elastic sheet, we demonstrate that internal pressure gradients formed in the liquid can be used to drive local deformations in the sheet.  This opens the door to the implementation of configurable microstructures and microfluidic devices. In addition to experimental demonstrations, I will present key elements of the analytical models we developed, and discuss both future applications and limitations of the technology.

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