Welcome to the website of the 5th International Conference on Micro and Nano Flows, MNF2016, hosted by the Politecnico di Milano, Italy, from 11th to 14th September 2016.
As with preceding meetings in the series, MNF2016 focus on aspects of micro and nano flows, encompassing both, thermofluids engineering and biomedical fluid mechanics. The area of small scale flows is highly inter-disciplinary and taxing for the individual researcher due to its rapid development pace. The challenge is in applying the highest expertise, whether in fundamental analysis and modelling of fluid flow or heat transfer, in experimentation or in developing successful innovative devices for application areas. There are still many problems to be resolved, especially as scales reduce from micro to nano levels. There is particular value in the nature of this meeting: it seeks to provide knowledge of the latest international achievements and provides a good opportunity for researchers to present and discuss their work across disciplines in biomedical and thermofluid engineering. We invite all engineers, scientists, industrialists, clinicians, modellers and experimentalists working in the field to attend.
We are committed to provide maximum opportunity for archival publication of papers. From the previous meetings no less than eight Special Issues of Journals, both in thermofluids and biomedical engineering, have been published as well as a book in Springers Bioanalysis series entitled Micro and Nano Flow Systems for Bioanalysis published in 2012. A number of the special issues stemming from the 2014 meeting are in hand.
The Politecnico di Milano (http://www.polimi.it/en/) is a top-ranking, scientific-technological university, established in Milan since 1863, where engineers, architects and designers are educated. In the area of Engineering and Technology the Politecnico ranked on 1st place in Italy and 31st in the world in the 2014 QS Rankings. It is the largest school of architecture, design and engineering in Italy, with two main campuses located in Milan, the heart of fashion and design industries and the venue of the Expo 2015, and five more premises around the Lombardy region (Como, Lecco, Cremona, Mantua and Piacenza). About 1,300 professors and researchers and more than 38,000 students work and study here. Politecnico di Milano is organized into twelve departments, responsible for planning research strategies, and six schools, responsible for the organization of education. Among these, three schools cater for the different fields of engineering and three schools for the fields of architecture and industrial design. Politecnico di Milano has always aimed at the quality and innovation of teaching and research, by developing a fruitful relationship with the economic and productive reality through experimental research and technology transfer.
The city of Milan has numerous museums and art galleries and is home to one the worlds finest opera houses, La Scala. Besides being a hotspot for culture, design and fashion Milan is Italys business capital and home to Italys stock exchange. The conference team warmly welcomes you to explore Milan and looks forward to seeing you at MNF2016.