Hatsopoulos Microfluids Laboratory (HML)
The Hatsopolous Microfluids laboratory (HML) was created within the Department of Mechanical Engineering as a center for research activities which focus on understanding the dynamics of fluid with microstructure and the emerging science of microfluidics. The Hatsopoulos Microfluids Laboratory (HML) (http://web.mit.edu/fluids/www/) consists of a single open-plan 6300 ft^2 laboratory that houses seven active and three emeritus faculty plus over 45 students and postdoctoral researchers. A broad overview of the principal research areas of faculty members within the laboratory is summarized below:
- optical imaging of complex flows
- rheology and dynamics of complex fluids
- dynamics of thin films
- flow stability
- flow-structure interactions
- flow in microfluidic devices and 'lab-on-a-chip' applications
- biofluid mechanics and biorheology
- Capillary phenomena and contact line dynamics
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