International Research Network

Hydrodynamics at small scales: from soft matter to bioengineering

Indo-French collaboration for next generation for applied small scales devices


Small scale/bio fluidics is a highly interdisciplinary field that involves the study and control of mass-momentum-heat-species transport processes in fluid/particle/drop/bubbles/cell-related fundamental phenomena.

These phenomena occur typically across multiple length and time scales and also within the human body and biological tissue down to the subcellular level, as well as artificially engineered devices in-vitro. The different teams are directly or indirectly linked with the topic of soft matter (colloids, drops/bubbles, wetting, interface dynamics, atomization etc.) and bio-fluidics (endothelium mimicking real blood vessels, migrating cancer/tumor cells through capillary microvasculature, paper-and-pencil based microfluidics or microvascular physiology and flow instabilities).