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Analysis and Theory of Microfluidic Systems

Location

Information Technology Laboratory, Applied and Computational Mathematics Division

RO# Location
50.77.11.C0256 Gaithersburg, MD

Please note: This Agency only participates in the February and August reviews.

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Patrone, Paul Nathan paul.patrone@nist.gov 301.975.5551

Description

Microfluidics offers unprecedented avenues for controlling and characterizing the behavior of physical, chemical, and biological systems.  However, in order to leverage the full potential of microfluidic devices as measurement tools, the community requires a deeper theoretical understanding of how they operate.  Our current research addresses this problem by developing and analyzing mathematical models of such systems.  We use a variety of approaches -- applied analysis, asymptotics, numerical methods, and optimization -- to understand how such models can be used as the basis for measuring properties of particles and other systems in flow.  We also work closely with experimentalists in the Physical Measurement Laboratory to develop new microfluidic devices and measurement tools, and to validate our mathematical approaches.  

Keywords:
Mathematical Modeling; Microfluidics; Applied Analysis; Mathematics of Metrology; Biophysics

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants
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