Electrowetting: a flexible tool for manipulating fluids from lab-on-a-chip to optofluidics and heat transfer

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


Electrowetting (EW) is one of the most versatile tools to manipulate drops on the sub-millimeter length scale. It provides active control over the energy landscape experienced by liquids at interfaces for a broad range of applications including drop-based microfluidics, adaptive optics, and display technology. After a brief review of basic physical concepts of electrowetting, I will illustrate the capabilities of electrowetting with examples of switchable superhydrophobic surfaces and enhanced drop sliding on inclined plains that enable a detailed control of drop condensation patterns from supercooled vapor for enhanced heat transfer. Moreover, I will discuss are series of recent experiments on adaptive optofluidic lenses that allow not only for varying the focal length but also for a detailed control of optical aberrations and general wavefront shaping
Period13 May 201818 May 2018
Event title12th Micronano System Workshop 2018
Event typeWorkshop
Conference number12
LocationAalto, FinlandShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational