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Microfluidics and Multiphase Flow Research Laboratory


For more information, please contact:

Dr. Yuri S. Muzychka

Associate Professor (Mechanical Engineering)

(709) 864- 8944 (Office)

(709) 864-2050 (Research Lab)

y.s.muzychka at


The Microfluidics and Multiphase Flow Research Laboratory is a research initiative within the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial University. The group studies fundamental and applied problems related to microfluidics, two phase flow, multiphase flow, and heat transfer. Applications include electronics cooling, microfluidics, and robust thermal design. The facility is well equipped for undertaking fundamental and applied research. Additional facilities exist in house for fabricating models at micro and macro scale.


Current and past research topics include but not limited to:

Internal Flows

  • Low Reynolds Number Flow in Non-Circular Ducts and Channels
  • Micro-channel Flows (Liquid, Gas, and Two Phase Flow)
  • Convection Heat Transfer in Ducts and Channels
  • Non-Newtonian Flows
  • Two Phase Flows
  • Porous Media Flows
  • Enhanced Heat Transfer in Ducts and Channels

Microelectronics Packaging and Management

  • Thermal Spreading Resistance in Composite Systems
  • Contact Heat Transfer
  • Liquid Cooled Heat Sink Modelling
  • Forced and Natural Convection Cooled Heat Sink Modelling
  • Mechanical Integrity
  • Impingement Air Cooling
  • Discrete and Multi-Source Conduction Analysis

Thermal Design and Optimization

  • Thermodynamic Optimization (EGM Methods)
  • Constructal Design of Thermal Systems
  • Design of Novel Compact Heat Exchangers
  • Thermal System Simulation

Research Funding

Current research is supported by: