Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


The student understands liquid flows at the micrscale. This includes understanding the scaling of forces and the difference between micro and macroscale system for liquid flow (balance of inertia, viscosity, surface forces etc.).The student understands laminar flow and diffusion and knows the operating principles of basic microfluidic components (channels, mixers, reactors, nozzles). The student is familiar with applications of microfluidics in the fields of analytical chemistry, cell biology and biomedical sciences. The student understands lab-on-chip and organ-on-chip concepts. The student is able to design a microlfuidic chip that satisfies the requirements for a specific application.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 13.01.2016 - 11.05.2016

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Ville Jokinen

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Sami Franssila, Sami Franssila

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Fluid physics at microscale, chemical microsystems, biological microsystems.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The course is assessed based on exercises, project work and exam.

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Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lecture slides and assigned articles / book chapters.

Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    MT-0.6081 Microfluidics and BioMEMS
    S-129.3001 Microfluidics and BioMEMS

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    No strict prerequisites. Previous knowledge of microfabrication, micro/nanoscience is useful but not required. Useful previous studies: basic chemistry courses, Virtaukset ja reaktorit (Fluids and reactors), Pintakemia (Surface Chemistry)

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    3 Good Health and Well-being

    6 Clean Water and Sanitation