Acoustofluidics 2017The 14th Conference on Acoustofluidics

August 28-29, 2017

Conference Details

This focused meeting is being held outside the EU for the first time in its history, and is dedicated to exploring the science, engineering, and use of micro- to nanoscale acoustofluidics.

Topics of interest:

  • Nanoscale acoustofluidics
  • Microscale acoustofluidics
  • Integrated acoustofluidics devices for energy, chemical, biological, and medical applications
  • New device ideas and technologies in acoustofluidics
  • Acoustic streaming, analysis and experimentation
  • Particle and bubble manipulation, separation, and isolation
  • Flow generation mechanisms employing vibration of bubbles, particles, and textured surfaces
  • Novel methods for measuring acoustic waves, particularly at small scales
  • Phononic and mixed-mode acoustic wave devices for sensing and actuation
  • Biomechanics of vibration, and the effects of acoustic waves on tissue and cells
  • Fluid interface manipulation using ultrasound, including atomization, droplet generation, and thin films
  • Piezoelectric transducer materials and transducer designs for micro/nano acoustofluidics, including new fabrication methods and ideas

Plenary Speaker:

David Weitz, Harvard University

Current invited talks include:

Sreekanth “Shrek” Chalasani, Salk Institute


Tony Huang, Duke University

Acoustic Tweezers: Manipulating Cells and Other Tiny Objects Using Surface Acoustic Waves (SAW)

Abraham Lee, UC Irvine

Lateral cavity based microstreaming for whole blood sample preparation

Ofer Manor, the Technion

Dragging and Draining Liquid Films using Rayleigh Waves of MHz Frequency

Adrian Neild, Monash University

Surface Acoustic Waves in Droplet Microfluidics

Mikhail Shapiro, Caltech

Gas Vesicles: Acoustic Biomolecules for Ultrasound

Donald Sirbuly, UC San Diego

The Acoustic Ear: a nanoscale optomechanical means to measure sound

Michel Versluis, University of Twente

Bubble acoustics: streaming and cavitation

Key Dates

Registration opens: June 1, 2017
Deadline for Optional Final Paper Submission: July 15, 2017
Onsite registration only after: August 11, 2017

Conference Location

University of California San Diego
Structural Materials and Engineering Building
Matthews Lane
San Diego, CA 92161

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Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities Available!

Sponsorship and exhibit opportunities at Acoustofluidics 2017 are now available! Click on the links below for more information.

Conference Organizing Committee

James Friend, Conference Chair
University of California San Diego, USA

Henrik Bruus

Max Denis
Mayo Clinic

Thomas Franke
University of Glasgow

Martyn Hill
Southampton University

Tony Jun Huang
Duke University

Dual Jürg

Thomas Laurell
Lund University

Andreas Lenshof
Lund University

Adrian Neild
Monash University

Stefan Radel

Kenjiro Takemura
Keio University

Charles Thompson
Univ. Massachusetts, Lowell

Michel Versluis
University of Twente

If you’re interested in viewing last year’s program hosted by USWNet and DTU, please visit

Hotel and Travel Information

CBMS has negotiated a special group rate of $179.00 per night at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla located 1.5 miles from the University of California – San Diego.

Hyatt Regency La Jolla, 3777 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92122

Rooms and rates are based on availability and subject to state and local fees/taxes (currently 12.5%). Be sure to make reservations by August 4, 2017; afterward, the discounted room rates may not be available.

To book your stay:

By Phone: Call 858-552-1234 – reference the CBMS group rate when making your reservation

Or online at: CBMS Acoustofluidics Meeting

No deposit is required, but you will need to secure your reservation with a major credit card. Your credit card will not be charged prior to arrival. Make any necessary cancellations at least 48 hours before the scheduled date of arrival to avoid a cancellation charge. Hotel check-in time is 3 p.m. and check-out is Noon.

The hotel offers valet parking with in/out privledges at $32 per day or self-parking onsite at a discounted rate of $12.50 per day.

Things to do in and around the UCSD Campus

Airport Information

San Diego International Airport (SAN) is located 14 miles from the hotel.

Ground Transportation

Taxi Service:

Taxicab stands are located at the airport, most hotels, attractions and shopping centers.

App Based Transportation (Uber/Lyft):

Terminal 1 arrivals:

  1. Take escalator directly across from baggage claim carousel 3.
  2. Walk across the Sky Bridge towards Ground Transportation.
  3. Go down the escalator and head straight. There will be a sign that reads ‘APP-ENABLED RIDE SHARE SERVICES’

Terminal 2 arrivals:

  1. Exit the airport through the doors by baggage claims 4,5,6.
  2. Use the crosswalk to head across the street, towards short term Terminal 2 parking.
  3. Follow signs towards ‘APP-ENABLED RIDE SHARE SERVICES’.

Car Rentals:

If you will be renting a car while in San Diego, the airport is served by all major car rental agencies. Shuttles regularly circle in and out of the airport to car rental outposts spotted near and around the airport. Keep in mind, if renting a car that parking at the hotel is expensive at $32/daily.