Smart acoustofluidic platform based on thin film acoustic wave technology

Professor Richard Fu (Northumbria University, UK) will be the next guest speaker in the ‘ICMS Invited Lectures’ series organized by the Institute of Materials Science in Seville (ICMS). Prof. Fu will give a conference on 20th December at 11:00 a.m. (CET) entitled Smart acoustofluidic platform based on thin film acoustic wave technology. You can participate in person at the ICMS (see location) in Seville or online through this link.



This talk will focus on acoustofludics platform and lab-on-chip applications based on piezoelectric thin film acoustic wave technology, which shows a broad range of functions such as biosensing, particle/cell concentrating, sorting/patterning, pumping, nebulisation, heating and jetting. Integrated acoustic wave sensing/microfluidic devices have been fabricated by depositing these piezoelectric films onto a number of substrates such as silicon, ceramics, diamond, quartz, glass, and more recently also polymer, metallic foils and bendable glass/silicon for making flexible devices. Such thin film acoustic wave devices have great potentials for implementing integrated, disposable, or bendable/flexible devices into various sensing and actuating applications, using portable, wireless, flexible and remotely controlled acoustic wave devices.



Richard (Yongqing) Fu is a professor in the Faculty of Engineering and Environment, University of Northumbria at Newcastle, UK. He obtained his PhD degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and then worked as a Research Fellow in Singapore-Massachusetts Institute of Technology Alliance, and a Research Associate in University of Cambridge. He was a lecturer in Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK, and then a Reader in Thin Film Centre in University of West of Scotland, Glasgow, UK, before moving to Newcastle, UK in 2015. He has extensive experience in smart thin films/materials, biomedical microdevices, energy materials, lab-on-chip, micromechanics, MEMS, nanotechnology, sensors and microfluidics.

He has established a worldwide reputation from his pioneer research work on shape memory films, piezoelectric thin films, nanostructured composite/films for MEMS, sensors/ actuators, and renewable energy applications. He published over 450 science citation index (SCI) journal papers (including Nat. Comm., Prog. Mater Sci, Adv. Mater., Adv. Funct. Mater., ACS Nano, Adv. Sci., Nano Energy, Nano Lett., etc.), His current Google scholar H-index is 71 with over 22K citations (up to August 2022). He is associate editors/editorial board members for seven international journals.