Ne manquez pas la prochaine conférence organisée par le CERMA et la Société canadienne des biomatériaux-Section Québec présentée par Emilie Sauret, Professeur à la Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane en Australie, qui aura lieu le vendredi 29 novembre 2019 sur le campus de l’Université Laval, PLT-3775.

  • 11 h 30 : Conférence
  • 12 h 20 : Réseautage et pizza






Microfluidics has become an important field of research due to its applicability to transport, mix, separate and sort particles and cells in heterogeneous fluid mixtures and porous media. These qualities have a huge potential in many areas, such as biological assays for cell analyses and separation, tissue engineering, lab on a chip devices, and disease diagnosis, to give only few examples.

With an increased need for better prediction of disease, improved medical equipment, and enhanced clinical treatments, and a lack in the fundamental understanding of the physical phenomena at the micro-scale due to nonequilibrium statistical flow fluctuations arising from the size reduction of microfluidic devices, the scope for numerical simulations is large. Computational microfluidics, as an emerging area of study, has the ability to uncover new flow physics and provide detailed descriptions of transport properties that are not observable and/or quantifiable through experimentation, and is hence an essential aspect to future advancements in microfluidics.

In this context, this seminar will focus on the development and application of various innovative computational modelling techniques to solve complex physical fluid phenomena such as Kelvin-Helmotz mixing, Rayleigh-Taylor instabilities, single-phase miscible and immiscible binary mixtures and coalescence of droplets. Computational modelling of soft matters (red blood cells and liquid marbles) will also be highlighted and perspectives of these developments to fluid-structure interactions for stents and tissue engineering applications will be covered. The presented numerical approaches will serve towards efficient, robust and realistic numerical simulations of microfluidic flows and pave the way to new technologies in bio-engineering.

About the Speaker

Dr. Emilie Sauret is currently Associate Professor in the School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), and an elected council member of the Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society. She is leading the CFD group in LAMSES (Laboratory for Advanced Modelling and Simulations in Engineering and Science). She received a PhD degree in Turbulence Modelling from the University Pierre & Marie Curie, Paris, France in 2004. She joined the University of Queensland as a Postdoctoral Fellow in 2009, after 5 years in industry both in France and in Australia. She was awarded a prestigious ARC-DECRA fellowship from the Australian government in 2013 and joined QUT as a Lecturer the same year. Dr. Sauret has extensive interdisciplinary research experience at the intersection of computational mechanics, fluid dynamics, bio-fluids, microfluidics, heat and mass transfer in porous media. She has been specialised in developing advanced numerical techniques for a variety of engineering applications both in energy, through her active contribution to the Australian Solar Thermal Research Initiative (ASTRI), and in bio-engineering, in particular through her collaboration with the Australian Red Cross Blood Service.