|About this Abstract
||2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||2018 Symposium on Functional Nanomaterials: Discovery and Integration of Nanomaterials
||Microfluidic Synthesis of Functional Nanomaterials: Principles, Design and its Applications in Biomedical Engineering
||John Zhang, Nanjing Hao, Yuan Nie
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Engineered nanomaterials, such as nanoparticles of various geometry and physiochemical properties, play significant role in biomedical engineering from imaging to therapy. The past two decades have witnessed a considerable progress in the research and development of microfluidic systems for synthesis of a variety of such functional nanomaterials. Compared to conventional batch synthesis, microfluidics-based synthesis enables precise reaction control, enhanced mixing, and rapid chemical reactions, allowing for the flow synthesis of nanomaterials in a controllable and cost-saving manner. The advantages of microfluidics in the field of organic synthesis have been widely implemented and well established. This talk focuses on the recent advances of using microfluidic devices for the flow synthesis of inorganic micro-/nanoparticles with specific properties (such as size, shape, composition, and surface chemistry) and their practical applications including sensing, bio-detection, catalysis, and biomedicine. The limitations and future perspectives of microfluidics in the synthesis and applications are also discussed.
||Planned: Supplemental Proceedings volume