366.093 Micro- and Nanofluidics
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC
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  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to explain the various production technologies, concepts, components and also simple systems in microfluidics and to evaluate their advantages and disadvantages.

Subject of course

How do liquids behave on the microscopic scale? What phenomena emerge there? What possibilities arise there and what can be done differently than in the macroscopic world? We are currently experiencing a rapid development, which is leading to new technologies and products, especially in the life sciences.

The lecture gives a comprehensive overview of the typical microfluidic components and systems, with the relevant basics in each case. Current developments, e.g. COVID tests and blood cytometry for the detection of cell changes in long COVID, will also be discussed.


  1. Introduction
  2. Theorie
  3. Technologies
  4. Electrokinetics
  5. Channels
  6. Mixing
  7. Separation and Sorting
  8. Valves
  9. Pumps
  10. Microdroplets
  11. Centrifugal Microfluidics
  12. Systems


Teaching methods


Mode of examination

Written and oral

Additional information

COVID-19 Hinweis: Es gelten grundsätzlich die Corona-Regeln der TU Wien (https://www.tuwien.at/tu-wien/corona).



Course dates

Fri08:30 - 10:0007.10.2022 - 20.01.2023Seminarraum 387 Vorlesung
Micro- and Nanofluidics - Single appointments
Fri07.10.202208:30 - 10:00Seminarraum 387 Vorlesung
Fri14.10.202208:30 - 10:00Seminarraum 387 Vorlesung
Fri21.10.202208:30 - 10:00Seminarraum 387 Vorlesung
Fri28.10.202208:30 - 10:00Seminarraum 387 Vorlesung
Fri04.11.202208:30 - 10:00Seminarraum 387 Vorlesung
Fri11.11.202208:30 - 10:00Seminarraum 387 Vorlesung
Fri18.11.202208:30 - 10:00Seminarraum 387 Vorlesung
Fri25.11.202208:30 - 10:00Seminarraum 387 Vorlesung
Fri02.12.202208:30 - 10:00Seminarraum 387 Vorlesung
Fri09.12.202208:30 - 10:00Seminarraum 387 Vorlesung
Fri16.12.202208:30 - 10:00Seminarraum 387 Vorlesung
Fri13.01.202308:30 - 10:00Seminarraum 387 Vorlesung
Fri20.01.202308:30 - 10:00Seminarraum 387 Vorlesung

Examination modalities

Written exam at the end of the semester or oral exam by appointment.
For appointment request email to franz.keplinger@auwien.ac.at, appointment then usually within a few days.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
19.09.2022 08:00 31.10.2022 23:59 31.10.2022 23:59



Although the lecture is this year in German, the lecture notes, slides and videos are also availabe in English, however, not completely (~80%).