Over 60 people gathered at KU in November 2014 for the Silicon Prairie International Microfluidics Symposium (SPIMS), an afternoon of outstanding short talks by eight experts in the field of microfluidics. SPIMS featured talks by:
- Cindy L. Berrie, Department of Chemistry, University of Kansas
- Wendell Karlos Tomazelli Coltro, Institute of Chemistry, Federal University of Goiás (Brazil)
- Christopher T. Culbertson, Department of Chemistry, Kansas State University
- Prajna Dhar, Department of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering, University of Kansas
- José Alberto Fracassi da Silva, Institute of Chemistry, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) (Brazil)
- Dulan B. Gunasekara, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
- Mei He, Kansas State University
- Sabeth Verpoorte, University of Groningen (The Netherlands)
Front row, L-R: Sabeth Verpoorte, Prajna Dhar, Cindy Berrie, José Alberto Fracassi da Silva
Back row, L-R: Dulan Gunasekara, Susan Lunte (Director of Adams Institute), Wendell K. T. Coltro, Mei He, Christopher Culbertson
Participants had an opportunity not only to hear about some of the latest research in microfluidics, but also to present their own research at what was an extremely interactive poster session with 18 posters given. During the poster session, attendees were also provided tours of the Microfabrication and Microfluidics Core facilities in the Multidisciplinary Research Building on KU’s west campus.
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SPIMS was a great success, thanks to participants who traveled from various parts of Kansas and North Carolina (not to mention Brazil, The Netherlands and Thailand!).