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FSK3541 Microscale Acoustofluidics 6.0 credits

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus FSK3541 (Autumn 2020–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course contains a series of seminars where the following subjects are discussed: governing equations in microfluidics; ultrasound resonances in microsystems; piezoelectricity and acoustic coupling; acoustic radiation forces; acoustic streaming; particle manipulation and trapping; and various applications of the technology in life sciences. Students are expected to prepare before, and lead these discussions. 

Intended learning outcomes

After completion of the course the student shall:

  • Explain theoretical concepts and derivations in acoustofluidics.
  • Implement the theory for designing a microscale acoustofluidic system.
  • Evaluate different experimental methods in microscale acoustofluidics.

Course disposition

Seminars, 12x2 h 

SEMl, 6,0 hp, Grade P/F 

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Enrolled in a PhD programme at KTH or other universities.

Recommended prerequisites

SK1104, EI1320 and SG1218 or equivalent courses.


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"Microscale Acoustofluidics", Editors: Thomas Laurell and Andreas Lenshof, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2014. Print ISBN 978-1-84973-671-8.

The course literature is complemented by research articles and is updated year by year. 

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • SEM1 - Seminars, 6.0 credits, grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Examination is based on active participation in seminars and written assignments.

Other requirements for final grade

Active participation in seminars and approved written assignments. 

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

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Main field of study

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Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Martin Viklund

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at SCI/Applied Physics