Dr. Carl D. Meinhart - Dept. Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
Dr. Meinhart labels himself as being primarily an experimentalist, but he´s equally well known as an expert numerical modeler.
He uses COMSOL Multiphysics to develop and verify theories that explain what he observes, to pinpoint which theories agree with observed experimental results. In this way, he feels he´ll be better prepared to expand his findings to a large number of application areas that involve the stirring, pumping, and mixing of small (nanoliter) volumes of fluids.
Dr. Meinhart began his work on microfluidic devices thinking it might be applicable to biosensors, an area with great commercial potential.