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CFD in Microfluidics and Biomedical Devices

June 19, 2020 @ 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

June 19, 2020

10:30 AM IST


Providing healthcare access to people living in poverty across the world could dramatically improve global well-being, especially during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. However, many diagnostic devices are cost-prohibitive and difficult to deploy in the field under extremely challenging conditions where sophisticated laboratory facilities and trained technicians are scarce. Disruptive diagnostic technologies based on paper-microfluidics have been successfully developed and are currently being deployed in rural healthcare centers, catering to the needs of the under-served population.

In this webinar, we discuss the underlying scientific premises of fluid dynamics on a paper matrix and provide illustrative examples of portable medical devices for ultralow-cost pathological diagnostics from one drop of body fluid, using optimized microfluidic protocols in conjunction with smartphone-enabled machine-learning-augmented image analytics. We further showcase the real-life use of these devices in extremely harsh environments with uncontrolled dirt, dust, humidity and temperature — conditions in which traditional diagnostic technologies do not work. This disruptive technology could give new hope to millions of poor and deprived people in the underprivileged world.

Ansys solutions:

  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Capillary flow modeling
  • Electro-hydrodynamic modeling in microfluidics

Attend this webinar to learn how Ansys solutions can help in optimizing design parameters for developing low-cost diagnostic devices for body-fluid-based pathology, including solutions for ongoing and emergent pandemics.

Speaker Bio


Suman Chakraborty is a professor in the mechanical engineering department as well as an Institute Chair Professor of Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India. He is also a Sir J. C. Bose National Fellow as bestowed by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. Chakraborty is currently the Dean of Sponsored Research and Industrial Consultancy. His current areas of research include microfluidics, nanofluidics and micro-nano scale transport, with particular focus on biomedical applications. He has been awarded the Santi Swaroop Bhatnagar Prize in 2013, which is the highest scientific award from the Government of India. Chakraborty has been elected as a Fellow of the American Physical Society, Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Fellow of ASME and Fellow of all the Indian National Academies of Science and Engineering. He has been a recipient of the Indo-US Research Fellowship, Scopus Young Scientist Award for high citation of his research in scientific/technical journals, and Young Scientist/Young Engineer Awards from various National Academies of Science and Engineering. He has also been an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow and a visiting professor at various leading universities abroad. His more than 450 journal publications have been highly cited and widely appreciated in the field and beyond.

Who should attend

  • Students
  • Faculty members
  • Academic researchers
  • Healthcare professionals
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