Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module builds on knowledge obtained from the modules Statistical Mechanics, Introduction to Mechanics and Thermodynamics, and basic knowledge in Chemistry and Optics.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


• Must have a basic understanding of the overall design of Lab-on-a-Chip devices and fabrication approaches required to construct them.
• Must have knowledge of the basic fluid mechanics.
• Must have knowledge of basic phenomena involved in Lab-on-a-Chip devices including fluid behavior, diffusion, electrokinetics, as well as specific aspects of flow on nanoscale.


• Must be able to solve analytically simple problems in fluid mechanics and microfluidics.
• Must be able to perform modelling of simple Lab-on-Chip devices using COMSOL Multiphysics.
• Must be able to suggest and apply basic fabrication approaches for Lab-on-Chip devices


• Must demonstrate good knowledge of basic fluid mechanics and be able to apply them to real-world problems.
• Must be able to model flow and diffusion in simple Lab-on-a-Chip devices using COMSOL multiphysics.
• Must be able to design a simple Lab-on-a-Chip device, analyze its performance and select suitable fabrication strategy

Extent and expected workload

This is a 5 ECTS course module and the work load is expected to be 150 hours for the student.


Prerequisite for enrollment for the exam

  • Besides the evaluation criteria stated in the Joint programme regulations, the grade requires completing modeling and laboratory assignments.


Name of examLab-on-a-chip
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the Joint Programme Regulations.

Facts about the module

Danish titleLab-on-a-chip
Module codeF-NAN-B6-4
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Mathematics, Physics and Nanotechnology
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science
SchoolSchool of Engineering and Science