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Closing Message from the Chairs and Organising Committee
The 2011 Conference on Micro and Nano Flows (MNF2011), held in Thessaloniki, Greece, 22-24 August, was the third, successful run of the series. Following the previous UK meetings of 2006 at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, and in 2009 at Brunel University, London, the 2011 meeting went international and was co-organised between the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece and Brunel. The Conference Chair was Michael Collins with Co-Chairs Tassos Karayiannis, Carola König, David Emerson, Jason Reese and Demetrios Papageorgiou. The Local Organising Committee consisted of Spiros Paras, Katerina Mouza, Nicos Andritsos and Athanasios Kanaris. As with the vision of the previous MNF2009 conference interdisciplinary exchange between fields such as engineering and medicine was fostered by the Plenary Lecture. International keynote and invited speakers covered Single Phase and Two Phase heat transfer, fine scale measurement and biomedicine respectively.
Topic areas covered were micro fluidics and heat transfer, single and multiphase flows and biomedical flows were extended to include nano fluids this time round. Special Sessions included a Biomedical Expert Overview Session and a Session on Uncertainty. The papers presented in the first will form parts of a volume in Springer's Bioanalysis Series and the latter will be assembled into a Special Issue in the Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience. As with the 2009 meeting, a number of special issues are planned for selected papers of the regular sessions: to date these have been confirmed for the Journal of Heat Transfer Engineering and the Journal of Applied Thermal Engineering.
Amidst the many networking opportunities the book stand by Springer organised by Dieter Merkle and the stands by TSI Incorporated and Nikon proved to be popular meeting points. Aside from the organising universities the event was co-sponsored by the following organisations: Institution of Mechanical Engineers (Thermofluids Group), the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM), the Italian Union of Thermofluiddynamics (UIT), the Heat Exchanger Action Group (HEXAG), the Heat Transfer Society, the Energy Institute, the Process Intensification Network (PIN) and the University of Thessaly. The approximately 140 delegates from 23 countries were well looked after by our experienced administration team Beatriz Lopez and Andrea Donnelly. Announcements about the date and venue of MNF2013 will be made shortly.
Active researchers, academic and industrialists are welcome to
participate in the 3rd Micro and Nano Flows Conference MNF2011 which will be
held from the 22 to 24 August 2011, at Makedonia Palace Hotel, Thessaloniki,
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