A new generation of sensors and actuators for microfluidic control applications is becoming a reality. These new microfluidic elements are showing not only improved performance, but also enhanced functionality, e.g. flow sensors that measure not only mass flow but also fluid parameters like density and viscosity, or flow controllers where a flow sensor and control valve are integrated on a single chip. With the higher level of integration complete stand-alone microfluidic systems can be realized.
We are proud to announce a Special Issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220) entitled "Microfluidic Sensors and Control Devices". It is an effort to include the most relevant work on state-of-the-art microfluidic sensing and control systems, highlighting not only improved performance, but also the higher level of integration that allows the realization of complex and complete microfluidic systems in a single chip or package.
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2016.