Analysis of Porous Media-flow

Jiunn-Chi Wu
National Central University

This presentation considers the analysis of electroosmotic flow in porous media.

Electroosmotic flow is a flow that occurs in microchannels, and is driven by the effect of an electric double layer at the solid-fluid interface. Electroosmotic flow has already been widely utilized in biomedical/biochemical applications to transport, separate and control fluids and samples.

This presentation shows our study on the fabrication of the electroosmotic pump and electroosmotic flow in porous microchannels.

Keynote speaker's biography: Prof. Jiunn-Chi Wu is with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Central University since 1988. He has earned a PhD degree in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1988.

He has been using COMSOL Multiphysics since 2002 for research and education in electronic cooling and microfluidic simulation.

His current research interest is in the following areas: modeling of micro flows and microfluidic application, and electroosmotic micropump analysis and fabrication.

Jiunn-Chi Wu was one of the keynote speakers at the COMSOL User's Conference, fall 2006 in Taipei.