Credits: 5

Schedule: 13.01.2016 - 11.05.2016

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

prof. Sami Franssila

Other teachers:

PhD Ville P. Jokinen

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The student can analyze fluid flow in microchannels and knows the relative importance of  surface forces in the microscale. 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 and cell biology. The student can explain benefits of miniaturized chemical separation and detection systems. Student can describe cell behaviour on various chips and is familiar with the lab-on-a-chip and the organ-on-a-chip concepts.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Fluid physics, surface science, polymer microfabriation, chemical microsystems, cell microsystems.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures, individual homework exercises, seminar talks, group work.

Exercises 30 points, personal project 30 points, group project 30 points, exam 30 points (grading based on 100 points, so there is bonus possibility).
The student must get at least 50% from exam.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures: 14 h

Exercises and seminars: 14 h

Homework for exercises and seminars: 83 h

Preparation for exam: 20 h

Exam 4 h

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Articles from scientific literature will be handed out.

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

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

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Useful previous studies: basic chemistry courses, Virtaukset ja reaktorit (Fluids and reactors), Pintakemia (Surface Chemistry)

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Registration via WebOodi. Please see WebOodi for registration dates.