Physics of Microfluidics
June 9-11 2019
a focus on the basics
The unique behavior of fluids at small scales holds both challenges in the understanding of basic physical phenomena and opportunities in applying these phenomena toward new technologies. Leveraging micro-scale physics and chemistry to achieve new capabilities is at the core of microfluidics research. As a scientific research field, microfluidics is highly multidisciplinary, attracting researchers from scientific fields as physics, chemistry, and biology as well as from different engineering disciplines.
Many of the existing microfluidics-related conferences are strongly biased towards very specific applications of microfluidics. While embracing technology and applications, the Harrington Symposium on the Physics of Microfluidics will focus on the fundamentals - from fluid/structure interactions, through interfacial flows, to optofluidics and electrokinetics.
We plan to have an informal setting with ample time for discussions, while enjoying good food and drinks in downtown Austin, with its unique atmosphere, style and music scene.
Please note that the program is subject to change.
The symposium will take place at the Hyatt Place Austin Downtown
211 E 3rd St, Austin, TX 78701
+1 512 476 4440
A numbers of hotels are available at a walking distance. However, if you wish to book a room at Hyatt Place, use the booking link to receive the room block price ($209). Group code G-UTEC.
Austin's airport is called Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)
Hyatt Place Austin downtown", located at 211 E 3rd St, Austin, TX 78701.
Capital Metro runs a bus service from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to downtown Austin every 15 minutes, 7 days a week.
All routes in the High-Frequency Network require a Local fare of $1.25 for a single ride.
The trip to downtown Austin should take about 35 minutes.
Average temperatures in June: 33 C (92 F) high, 22 C (72 F) low.
Precipitations: typically dry.
Scientific talks and poster presentations are a great way to know what others in the field are doing. We will also have plenty of discussion time after each talk to hopefully get some good discussions going. However, we strongly believe that an important part of any scientific meeting is the opportunity to socialize, talk, and brainstorm with colleagues. To enable more opportunities for such interaction, registration will cover:
Participation in the 2.5 days symposium
Coffee, snacks, and refreshments throughout the meeting
Group dinners (Sun,Mon,Tue) and lunches (Mon,Tue)
Beer and wine during poster sessions
Sunset bat watching tour on Lady Bird Lake
Additional group activities in Austin
Students and postdocs: $350 US
Academic: $450 US
Industrial: $600 US
Pre-registration is required for this symposium, as the number of seats is limited.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until May 1st 2019.
Please apply by filling out this
Administrative Associate, Event Planning/Alumni Relations
Department of Mechanical Engineering