Thermofluidic behavior under controlled properties in micro/nanoscale
We investigate transport phenomena in microscopic environments under controlled thermophysical and electric properties including thieir gradients induced by external field (light or electric field).
- Noncontact manipulation of bubble/droplet using light
- Surface reaction enhancment based on electric property gradient
- Development of novel mass transport technology using light and electric field
- Particle sorting by optical radiation pressure
Development of microdevice with high functionallity
We are working on the development of miniaturised fluidic device that can control or analyse ultrarare samples aiming for Point-of-Care (POC) diagnosis , biomedical analysis, and in-situ environmental analysis.
- Concentration of micro/nanoparticles
- Development of microdevice for individual nanoparticle detection
- Separation of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) from blood for ultraearly cancer detection
- Development of flow cytometer chip
Thermofluidic sensing for clinical and biomedical applications
We pursue possibility of an approach based on thermal/fluid sensing to elucidate the mechanism of desease, to evaluate an effect of medical device, and to establish a guideline for medical diagnosis.
- 3D hemodynamic analysis of cerebral aneurysm models
- Evaluation of flow diverter stent procedures for cerebrovascular aneurysm
- Measurement of rolling behaviors of leucocyte on vascular endothelium to elucidate an initial stage of arteriosclerosis
- Measurement of intra/transcellular temperature for a novel hyperthermia using nanomaterials
Development of optical sensing method for thermofluidics
We are working on the development of leading-edge sensing techniques as experimental tools to quantitate various transport phenomenad.
- Automated measurement for 3D velocity field based on scanning stereoscopic particle image velocimetry (PIV)
- Microfluidic temperature imaging
- Single view 3D velocity measurement in microscopic domain
- Measurement of translational and rotational behaviors of small particles and cells
Actuators for flow control
We investigates control schemes of separated and jet flows under low Reynolds number of the order of 102 to 103 using state-of-the-art actuators.
- Spatiotemporal characterization of burst-wave-induced discharge plasma actuators (BWPA)
- Control of separated flow in low Re numbers