1st Edition

Microfluidics and Nanofluidics Handbook, 2 Volume Set

    1766 Pages 200 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The Microfluidics and Nanofluidics Handbook: Two-Volume Set comprehensively captures the cross-disciplinary breadth of micro- and nanofluidics, which encompass the biological sciences, chemistry, physics and engineering applications. To fill the knowledge gap between engineering and the basic sciences, the editors pulled together key individuals, well known in their respective areas, to author chapters that help graduate students, scientists, and practicing engineers understand the overall area of microfluidics and nanofluidics.


    • Discusses basic microbiology and chemistry related to microfluidics
    • Explains fabrication techniques
    • Emphasizes applications of microfluidics in the energy sector
    • Describes micro-fuel cells and lab-on-a-chip
    • Presents example tables, graphs, and equations

    Covering physics and transport phenomena along with life sciences and related applications, Volume One: Chemistry, Physics, and Life Science Principles provides readers with the fundamental science background that are required for the study of microfluidics and nanofluidics. Volume Two: Fabrication, Implementation, and Applications focuses on topics related to experimental and numerical methods, followed by chapters on fabrications and other applications, ranging from aerospace to biological systems. Both volumes include as much interdisciplinary knowledge as possible to reflect the inherent nature of this area, making them valuable to students and practitioners.

    Volume One: Chemistry, Physics, and Life Science Principles

    Physics and Transport Phenomena
    An Overview of Continuum Description of Fluid Flow and Transport Processes
    Debapriya Chakraborty and Suman Chakraborty
    Microscale Gas Flow Dynamics and Molecular Models for Gas Flow and Heat Transfer
    Moran Wang
    Calculations of Rarefied Gas Flows in Free-Molecular and Transitional Regimes
    Felix Sharipov
    Ideal Gas Flows Through Microchannels—Revisited
    R. Sambasivam and F. Durst
    Pressure-Driven Flow in Microchannels
    Auro Ashish Saha and Sushanta K. Mitra
    Applications of Magnetohydrodynamics in Microfluidics
    Shizhi Qian, Mian Qin, and Haim H. Bau
    Diffusio-Osmosis of Electrolyte Solutions in Microscale and Nanoscale
    Huan J. Keh
    Electrodics in Electrochemical Energy Conversion Systems: Microstructure and Pore-Scale Transport
    Partha P. Mukherjee and Qinjun Kang
    Van der Waals Interaction
    Subir Bhattacharjee and Kamaljit Kaur
    Single-Particle Colloidal Hydrodynamics
    Arindam Banerjee
    Mass Transfer Issues in Micro- and Nanoscale
    Nadapana Vasu and Sirshendu De
    Gas Transport in Microcapillaries, Nanocapillaries, and Porous Media
    Ali Malekpourkoupaei, Sushanta K. Mitra, and Marc Secanell
    Polymer Transport in Nanochannels
    Siddhartha Das and Suman Chakraborty
    Fluid Friction and Heat Transfer in Microchannels
    Y.S. Muzychka, Z.P. Duan, and M.M. Yovanovich
    Nonboiling Two-Phase Flow in Microchannels
    Y.S. Muzychka, E.J. Walsh, P. Walsh, and V. Egan
    Heat Transfer Analysis in Electro-Osmotically Driven Microchannel Flows
    Keisuke Horiuchi and Prashanta Dutta
    Analysis of Modes during Bubble Growth in Saturated Film Boiling
    G. Tomar, G. Biswas, A. Sharma, and S.W.J. Welch
    Physics and Modeling of Turbulent Transport
    Nilanjan Chakraborty

    Life Sciences and Related Applications
    Biotechnology for Bioengineers
    Dipankar Das, Vivek Mishra, and Mavanur R. Suresh
    Cellular Biomicrofluidics
    J. Berthier
    Cell Lysis Techniques in Lab-on-a-Chip Technology
    Mehdi Shahini, John T.W. Yeow, and Morteza Ahmadi
    Microfluidic Cell Culture Devices
    Anastasia Elias
    Probing Cells with Nanotechnology
    Michael G. Schrlau and Haim H. Bau
    Genomics and DNA Microarrays
    Sam Kassegne and Bhuvnesh Arya
    Micro-PCR Devices for Lab-on-a-Chip Applications
    Weijie Wan and John T.W. Yeow
    Microscopic Hemorheology and Hemodynamics
    Junfeng Zhang

    Volume Two: Fabrication, Implementation and Applications

    Experimental and Numerical Methods
    Image-Based Photonic Techniques for Microfluidics
    David S. Nobes, Mona Abdolrazaghi, and Sushanta K. Mitra
    Recent Developments in Microparticle Image Velocimetry
    Sang-Youp Lee, Jaesung Jang, Yong-Hwan Kim, and Steve T. Wereley
    Near-Surface Particle-Tracking Velocimetry
    Peter Huang, Jeffrey S. Guasto, and Kenneth S. Breuer
    Finite Volume Method for Numerical Simulation: Fundamentals
    Pradip Dutta and Suman Chakraborty
    Level-Set Method for Microscale Flows
    Y.F. Yap, J.C. Chai, T.N. Wong, and N.T. Nguyen
    Characterization of Chaotic Stirring and Mixing Using Numerical Tools
    Shizhi Qian, Bayram Celik, and Ali Beskok
    Lattice Boltzmann Method and Its Applications in Microfluidics
    Junfeng Zhang

    Fabrication and Other Applications
    SU-8 Photolithography and Its Impact on Microfluidics
    Rodrigo Martinez-Duarte and Marc J. Madou
    System Integration in Microfluidics
    Morteza Ahmadi, John T.W. Yeow, and Mehdi Shahini
    Fluidic Interconnects for Microfluidics: Chip to Chip and World to Chip
    Bonnie L. Gray
    Micro Total Analysis Systems
    V.F. Cardoso, J.H. Correia, and G. Minas
    Microparticle and Nanoparticle Manipulation
    Rong Bai and John Yeow
    Optoelectric Particle Manipulation
    Aloke Kumar, Stuart J. Williams, Nicolas G. Green, and Steven T. Wereley
    Microfluidic Particle Counting Sensors
    Chan Hee Chon, Hongpeng Zhang, Xinxiang Pan, and Dongqing Li
    Magnetic-Particle-Based Microfluidics
    Ranjan Ganguly, Ashok Sinha, and Ishwar K. Puri
    The Influence of Microfluidic Channel Wettability on PEM Carbon Paper Fuel Cell
    S. AlShakhshir, X. Li, and P. Chen
    Biologically Inspired Adhesives
    Animangsu Ghatak
    Microfluidics for Aerospace Applications
    Surya Raghu
    Chemically Reacting Flows at the Microscale
    Achintya Mukhopadhyay
    Methane Solubility Enhancement in Water Confined to Nanoscale Pores
    Mery Diaz Campos, I. Yucel Akkutlu, and Richard F. Sigal


    Dr. Sushanta K. Mitra is an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alberta and he is the director of "Micro and Nano-scale Transport Laboratory" located at the National Institute for Nanotechnology. He received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Jadavpur University, India, master’s degree from University of Victoria, Canada and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from University of Waterloo, Canada. His research areas include micro-/nano-scale transport processes, flow in porous media, and fuel cells. He has authored and co-authored more than 85 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. He is a registered Professional Engineer of Ontario and APEGGA.

    Dr. Suman Chakraborty is currently a professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, India. He has research interests in the area of microfluidics and micro/nano scale transport processes, including their theoretical, computational, and experimental modeling, encompassing the underlying fundamentals as well as biomedical, biotechnological, chip cooling, and energy related applications. He has been elected as a fellow of the Indian National Academy of Science (FNASc), fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (FNAE), recipient of the Indo–US Research Fellowship, Scopus Young Scientist Award for high citation of his research in scientific/technical Journals, and Young Scientist/Young Engineer Awards from various National Academies of Science and Engineering. He has also been an Alexander von Humboldt fellow and a visiting professor at Stanford University. He has 160+ international journal publications.