Electroosmotic Flow in Nanochannels

Award for Master's Thesis


Sebastian Dehe (Institute for Nano- and Microfluidics) has been awarded the “Heinrich und Margarete Liebig-Preis” for his master's thesis.

Transport processes through nanochannels play an important role in biomedical applications such as DNA sequencing. In his master's thesis “Analysis of Transient Electroosmotic Flow in Nanochannels” Sebastian Dehe focuses on the fundamental understanding of transport processes in nanochannels. He analyzed numerically how the surface chemistry at the channel walls interacts both with the passing fluid and with flows induced by electrical fields.

Sebastian Dehe could show that the interaction between ion transport and surface chemistry significantly influences the flow rate compared to constant wall charges.

Heinrich und Margarete Liebig Preis (in German)