UNIL - Universite' de Lausanne
In the microfluidics laboratory at ISTE novel experiments are developed to reproduce and observe a confined environment (such as soil) where chemical reactions, microbial growth and fluid flow coexist. Time-lapse video microscopy and image analysis are used to quantify the coupling between these small-scale processes descripted in NARCISO project. Computational and theoretical approaches are also developed to understand and upscale the variety of flow and mixing driven scenarios that are investigated, e.g. models for larger scale applications such as bioremediation, filtration or horizontal gene transfer in soil.
Responsible: Dr. Pietro De Anna