Talk by Andrea Zanella – When bits get wet: introduction to microfluidic networking

Microfluidic is a multidisciplinary field with practical applications to the design of systems, called Lab-on-a-Chip (LoC), where tiny volumes of fluids are circulated through channels with millimeter size and driven into structures where precise chemical/physical processes take place. One subcategory of microfluidic is droplet-based microfluidic, which disperse discrete volumes of fluids into a continuous stream of another immiscible fluid, which act as droplet carrier. Droplets can then be moved, merged, split, or processed in many other ways by suitably managing the hydrodynamic parameters of the LoC…….

  • Location: Seminar Room CTVR Trinity College Dublin, Dunlop Oriel House, Fenian Street, Dublin
  • Date: 8th June 2013
  • Time: 15:30pm

About Andrea Zanella:

Andrea Zanella is Assistant Professor at the Department of Information Engineering (DEI), University of Padova (ITALY), where he got the PhD degree in Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering in 2001. Prior of that, he was a visiting scholar at the Department of Computer Science of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where he worked with Prof. Mario Gerla on Wireless Networks and Wireless Access to Internet.

Andrea Zanella is one of the coordinators of the SIGnals and NETworking (SIGNET) research lab. His long-established research activities are in the field of protocol design and performance evaluation of wired and wireless networks. More recently, his interest has been attracted by the molecular and nano communication networks, with specific reference to microfluidic systems.