Conference Topics

but not limited to…

  • Photonics for microfluidics (i.e., creating structures, channels and other microfluidic chip configurations in 2D and 3D by direct laser writing, soft lithography, e-beam, etc.).
  •  Microfluidics for photonics (i.e., rapid tunability of resonator devices; development of anoptofluidics platform containing microfluidic channels, optical waveguides, and electrical contacts for development of novel applications in photonics).
  •  High resolution imaging, spectroscopy and sensing in microfluidic environment.
  •  Optofluidics for nonlinear optics (i.e. nonlinearinteractions in nano-waveguides and photonic crystals, nonlinear optical phenomena of anisotropic media in microfluidics environment,etc.).
  •  Electric field effects coupled to optofluidics (i.e., opto-electric tweezers for microfluidic applications).
  •  Multifunctional platforms for biomedicine (i.e.,single-use chips, standardized systems for easy connection).
  •  Complex light fields to exert forces and torques at the micro and nano scale for complex control of motion and position of nano and micro-objects.
  •  Optical tool-kit for sorting, stretching, squeezing, trapping, mixing of emulsion droplets for digital microfluidic applications.
  •  Optical forces for the development of tunable photonic devices in optofluidics platforms.
  •  Optical activation of chemical, physical and biological processes for contactless and sterile control and initiation of processes
  •  Optically driven micro-flows. Light-driven micromechanics and microfluidics devices (i.e.optically guided micromotors, micropumps).
  •  Optical control in multifunctional platforms for biomedicine providing contactless diagnostics.
  •  Integrated micro-optics and soft matter: lenses arrays, diffractive elements, adaptive optical elements, microresonators
  •  Novel ways to manipulate matter with optical fields: micro and nano fabrication with structured light for microfluidics (i.e., micropatterning and templating by means optical and nonlinear optical processes).
  • Microfluidics for materials science: structured materials, nanomaterials (i.e., microfluidic approaches for assembling of colloidal particles, microfluidics chemical reactors,discriminator systems; etc).
  • Optofluidics with liquid crystals and unconventional fluids.
  • Novel approaches for integrated multifunctional lab-on-a-chip systems for biomedical and sensor applications.