The Gordon Research Seminar on Physics and Chemistry of Microfluidics is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.
Microfluidics has developed into a mature field with proven methods and applications through the adaptation of basic scientific knowledge in microscale phenomena and microfabrication. In keeping with this tradition of innovation based on fundamental understanding, this seminar will focus on new avenues of investigation that have the potential to substantially disrupt the field of microfluidics, such as creative applications of physical phenomena, new platforms based on cutting-edge basic science, alternative materials and fabrication methods, and under-explored application areas. The 2019 GRS aims to provide a forum for talented students and postdocs to share unorthodox, forward-thinking ideas and to foster a positive environment of collaboration and professional growth.
The seminar will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS, either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.
The seminar chair will select speakers from abstracts submitted by March 15, 2019. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Information section above.
Gordon Research Seminars are 2-day meetings which take place on the Saturday and Sunday just prior to the start of the associated GRC. The GRS opens with a 1-hour introductory session on Saturday afternoon, followed by a poster session, dinner and a 2-hour session in the evening. Sunday morning begins with breakfast and is followed by another 2-hour session, a second poster session, and lunch. A final 1-hour session takes place just after lunch, and the associated GRC begins later that evening.