At the Intersection of Fluid Dynamics and Biomedical Engineering
Speaker: Howard Stone, Princeton University
Department: Electrical Engineering
Location: Engineering Quadrangle J201
Date/Time: Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
I will describe basic fluid dynamics concepts that are applicable to small-scale systems, such as microfluidic devices, typical porous media, and flow in the microcirculation. We will then give examples of some of these ideas by briefly summarizing (i) some features of swimming microorganisms, (ii) some aspects of the flow of blood cells, and (iii) recent work we have done on the interplay of flow and biofilms. Time allowing we will attempt to give some broad view of the way that fluid mechanics enter problems of significance in bioengineering.
Howard A. Stone, Introduction to Fluid Dynamics for Microfluidic Flows, in CMOS Biotechnology, ed. H. Lee, R. M. Westervelt, D. Ham, Springer Series on Integrated Circuits and Systems 2007, pp.5-30
J. D. Wan, W. D. Ristenpart, and H. A. Stone, "Dynamics of shear-induced ATP release from red blood cells," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 105 (43), 16432-16437 (2008)
K. Drescher, Y. Shen, B. L. Bassler, and H. A. Stone, "Biofilm streamers cause catastrophic disruption of flow with consequences for environmental and medical systems," PNAS 110 (11), 43454350 (2013)