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Course, academic year 2022/2023
Microchemical engineering for PhD students - AP409016
Title: Microchemical engineering for PhD students
Guaranteed by: Department of Chemical Engineering (409)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Engineering
Actual: from 2022
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:0
E-Credits: winter s.:0
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/0, other [HT]
Capacity: unlimited / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: doctoral
Note: course is intended for doctoral students only
can be fulfilled in the future
Guarantor: Kašpar Ondřej Ing. Ph.D.
Last update: Kašpar Ondřej Ing. Ph.D. (20.05.2022)
The course aims to inform students about the advantages and specifics of working at the micro and nanoscale. Emphasis will be placed on the description of governing phenomena, which in many ways differ significantly from those observed in "macroscopic" life. It will also outline i) the creation of equipment from design to implementation - design, optimization, and technology of micro-equipment, ii) the application of microsystems in practice, iii) the use of computational tools for simulation of multi-phase systems and surface phenomena in the micro and nanoworld.
Aim of the course
Last update: Kašpar Ondřej Ing. Ph.D. (20.05.2022)

Students will be able to:

design, prepare and work with microfluidic equipment

use microfluidic devices in practice - segmented flow, gradient formation, observation of cell chemotaxis

sensors - application and preparation

preparation of dosage forms, description of methods and release kinetics

use natural concepts in practice - biomimetics

Last update: Kašpar Ondřej Ing. Ph.D. (20.05.2022)

A: Berthier, Jean, and Kenneth A. Brakke. The physics of microdroplets. John Wiley & Sons, 2012.

A: Minteer, Shelley D., ed. Microfluidic techniques: reviews and protocols. Vol. 321. Springer Science & Business Media, 2006.

A: Tian, Wei-Cheng, and Erin Finehout, eds. Microfluidics for biological applications. Vol. 16. Springer Science & Business Media, 2009.

A: Mishra, Munmaya, ed. Handbook of encapsulation and controlled release. CRC press, 2015.

Learning resources
Last update: Kašpar Ondřej Ing. Ph.D. (20.05.2022)

Last update: Kašpar Ondřej Ing. Ph.D. (20.05.2022)

1. Natural and technical sciences, Space and time scales, Continuity vs discontinuity, Balance equations, Similarity theory, Scaling down, Numbering up

2. Electric field in micro and nanosystems, Electrolytes, Faraday's law. Gauss's law, Nernst–Planck equation, Electroneutrality, Electrical double layers, Dissociation Equilibrium, Phase Equilibrium

3. Electric, mechanical, optical, fluidic and chemical microsystems

4. Micromachining, CAD, CAM, CNC

5. Microlitography

6. Materials for microsystems

7. Measurement and observation in microsystems

8. Product Engineering

9. Dispersions

10. Colloids

11. Particles

12. Measurement and observation in nanosystems

13. Application in medicine

14. Quantum limits

Course completion requirements
Last update: Kašpar Ondřej Ing. Ph.D. (20.05.2022)

It is compulsory to pass written examination test.