Adjunct Prof. David Fernandez Rivas

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The main objective is creating and manipulating bubbles with microfluidic strategies to perform unique actions with an impact in the medical field. The most salient is thermocavitation to create fast traveling jets for needle-free injections. The second and more recent is focused on using the interface of a bubble to improve the diagnosis of diseases by analyzing minute amounts of biofluids.


By controlling the way electrolysis gases are created with patterned microelectrodes, we aim at gaining a fundamental understanding of mass transfer phenomena that will ensure more efficient electrochemical systems.



Cavitation or the formation of bubbles in a liquid can be done with several energy sources. In this line, the main objective is to expand the uses of ultrasonic cavitation to develop novel sonochemical reactors, both in batch and continuous flow.