in Microfluidics and Nanofluidics is an international and
interdisciplinary conference with special focus on research
activities in the Pacific Rim. It will be held at the
beautiful campus of HKUST (http://www.ust.hk/eng/index.htm)
by the bay.
The last decade has seen exponential growths
in microfluidic and nanofluidic research in Asia, driven by
robust funding with expectation that it will spur a large
Asian biotechnology industry.
The intent of this
conference is to bring researchers of different disciplines
and nationalities together, which is necessary for the Asian
community to advance to the next level. It is also an
opportunity to expose Asian research achievements to leaders
in the field and for Asian students to interact with them.
Biomicrofluidics (http://bmf.aip.org), an American Institute of Physics journal,
will be the affiliated journal to fascilitate the missions of
this conference, and subsequent follow-up conferences.
The invited speakers
are leading microfluidics and nanofluidics researchers in Physics, Chemistry and the
various engineering disciplines. It is the hope of the organization committee
that this will be the first of a regular Pacific Rim conference on the topics.
invite you to join the conference and look forward to see you in Hong Kong from
January 5th to 7th, 2009.