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Aristotle University of Thessaloniki


3rd Micro and Nano Flows Conference
Makedonia Palace Hotel, Thessaloniki, Greece, 22-24 August 2011


MNF 2011 Photo Gallery

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, Greece.

The conference objective is to address the state-of-the-art knowledge in the area of heat transfer and fluid flow at the micro and nano-scale level. The development of new micro and nanotechnologies is fast paced, but there are still many issues to be resolved in the areas of biofluid mechanics and thermofluid engineering, ranging from the fundamental simulation of fluid flow to the design and fabrication of small-scale devices. The meeting is the third in a series to act as a focus for research, development and collaboration on the engineering aspects of micro and nano flows in technical devices as well as biomedical structures and prostheses. The conference intends to provide a forum for scientists and engineers from academia and industry to present and discuss recent advances in their research on both thermal and isothermal fluid phenomena at the micro and nano scale level.

The colloquium will present the cutting edge of international research for micro and nano-flow engineering. While learning about the advances being made in this exciting new field, there will be ample time to discuss the opportunities arising from these developments with scientists and engineers attending, while allowing for synergy and unique cross-over opportunities between biomedicine and technology.

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