LIVERMORE, CA (October 4, 2012) - The AES Electrophoresis Society is hosting a workshop entitled,
"AES Microfluidics Workshop Part I – Fundamental of Electrokinetics and Microfluidics" at its AES Annual
Meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The workshop will focus on the theory and fundamentals of
electrokinetics transport in microfluidics devices and will feature demonstrations and instruction for the
components of LabSmith's LabPackage for micro- and nano-fluidic research. The workshop will be held
at the Courtyard by Marriot, Meeting Room A, Sunday, October 28, 2012, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM,
The course instructor is Professor Todd Squires, Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of
California, Santa Barbara. The hands-on component of the workshop with LabSmith equipment will be
taught by Yolanda Fintschenko, Ph.D., Director of Marketing, Sales, and New Technologies, LabSmith,
Inc. Course topics include:
? Linear and nonlinear electrokinetic phenomena
? Effects of surface conduction and ion conservation.
? Convection vs. diffusion, Peclet number for separations, filtration, reactions and mixing.
? Live demo experiments with LabSmith equipment.
The AES workshop is recommended for researchers in the field of microfluidics, biomedical and chemical
engineers, industrial R&D engineers, chemists, biochemists, university professors and students.
Attendees will focus on electrokinetic fluid flow and particle actuation. Scientist and Professor Blanca
Lapizco-Encinas at Rochester Institute of Technology encourages students of all backgrounds to take this
course stating, “This kind of instruction makes the abstraction of flow mechanics and transport in
electrokinetic flow and parabolic pressure-driven flow on a chip come alive for students. It also gives
scientist new to the field a feel for the physics and chemistry that dominate in the planar, microfluidic
The workshop is open to AES meeting attendees. Please register at
http://www.aesociety.org/meetings/2012/workshop_reg.php . Fee: Professors $149; Students and post-
docs $99; Undergraduates $10. Fees also include an afternoon workshop entitled, "Modeling of
Electrokinetic microfluidic problems with COMSOL."
The LabSmith LabPackage is useful for training the microfluidics and transport novice. Shown here is everything
necessary to control an electrokinetic and pressure-driven flow transport experiment to illustrate the principles covered in
Professor Todd Squire’s course given in conjunction with the American Electrophoresis Society meeting on Oct.28, 2012.
A high resolution version of this photo is enclosed.
About LabSmith, Inc.
LabSmith, Inc. builds laboratory tools that further the art of research. LabSmith products control all
aspects of experimentation, including timing, synchronization, high voltage and current sourcing, fluid
routing and event capture and visualization. Visit www.labsmith.com.
About The AES Electrophoresis Society
AES Electrophoresis Society is a unique non-profit, international organization founded to improve and
promote the wide variety of techniques and technologies relying upon electric field mediated
separations and manipulations. The field of electrophoresis is broad including isoelectric focusing, 2-D
gel electrophoresis, SDS polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (PAGE), capillary, free-flow,
dielectrophoresis as well as wide forms of electrokinetics. Visit us at www.aesociety.org.
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