Closing Message from the Chairs and Organising Committee

Following the successful first Micro and Nano Flows Conference in 2006 at the University of Strathclyde, the second in the series, MNF2009, was held at Brunel University, West London. The Conference Chair was Michael Collins with co-chairs David Emerson, Tassos Karayiannis, Carola König and Jason Reese. At Brunel University Michael Collins is a Visiting Professor and Tassos Karayiannis Professor and Deputy Head, of the School of Engineering & Design, with Carola König being a permanent Research Fellow in the Brunel Institute for Bioengineering. Jason Reese is the Weir Professor of Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics at Strathclyde University, and David Emerson, Head of the Centre for Microfluidics and Microsystems Modelling at the Daresbury Laboratory, Warrington. The meeting was co-sponsored by a number of organisations including the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (Thermofluids Group), the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine, the Italian Union of Thermofluiddynamics (UIT), the Heat Exchanger Action Group (HEXAG), the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA), the Process Intensification Network and Brunel University itself. The conference was organised and hosted by the three Brunel-based conference committee members Michael Collins, Tassos Karayiannis, and Carola König.

We followed up the vision of MNF2006, that these ’flow systems are present in every field of engineering’. Novel features for the Brunel conference were the initiation of a Bioengineering stream and a Special Session on Modelling the Mesoscale. Like the Strathclyde meeting the Conference was very successful with around 115 registrations, including delegates from as far afield as India and USA. The administration was competently provided by Andrea Donnelly and Beatriz Lopez. The ‘human touch’ they and all of us sought to give, together with the arrangements and facilities in general, were warmly appreciated by the delegates. Thank you all.

Conference Sessions

The conference was principally organised in three parallel sessions with the exemption of the plenary and three keynote presentations including the special session on Modelling the Mesoscale which could be attended without conflict by all delegates. The following conference session topics were covered:

  • Both for Thermofluids and Biomedicine:
    1. Micro and Nano Flow Fundamentals
    2. Measuring, Sensing and Control
    3. Mathematical, Numerical and Experimental Simulation
  • Microcirculation and Biomedical Flow Structures
  • Micro Flows in Prostheses and Medical Devices
  • Single-Phase Heat Transfer in Micro Systems
  • Boiling and Condensation in Micro Systems
  • Heat Transfer Applications at Micro and Nano Scale Levels
  • Heat Exchangers and Reactors
  • Mixing and Design
  • Pumps and Other Devices

Publication of Papers

We have great pleasure in confirming that a large number of the papers are being prepared for Special Issues of four scientific Journals:

  • Applied Thermal Engineering
  • Heat Transfer Engineering
  • Medical Engineering & Physics
  • IMA Journal of Applied Mathematics

We are sure that we speak for the delegates when we express our grateful thanks to the Editors in Chief and Publishers of these Journals. As these Special Issues appear updated details will be given on this website.

MNF 2011

The third in the conference series, MNF2011, will be held at the Makedonia Palace Hotel, Thessaloniki, Greece, 22-24 August 2011. Further details to follow soon.






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