Microfluidics and Acoustics Lab


Recent News:

February 22, 2021 - Our Open Courseware on Undergraduate level Fluid Mechanics is now available at CollegeFluidMechanics.com

December 12, 2020 - One Ph.D. Candidate, Hani Alhazmi, and one MSME student, Akshay Gulhane, officially graduated. Dr. Alhazmi is starting as an Assistant Professor at Umm Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia. We wish him and Akshay all the best of success.

November 21, 2020- Our Educational YouTube Channel now has a complete course on ordinary and partial differential equations consisting of 68 lecture videos totaling 20 hours of content.

August 7, 2020- In collaboration with University of Pittsburgh, we have received an NSF Grant ($298,801) to investigate the student learning outcomes when systematic metacognitive activities are used within a flipped undergraduate fluid mechanics course curriculum versus when they are not.

August 6, 2020 - Charles finished his project of HVAC Design (a chilled water system with hydronic heating) for Braden River Middle School Classroom Addition. We are glad to support our local communities.

July 27, 2020 - A journal paper titled "Intrinsically Patterned Electrical Systems: Physical Requirements and Experimental Demonstration" is published in Microsystem Technologies; Co-Authors: Cotter, Wang and Guldiken.

July 6, 2020 - Check out our new series of videos on the YouTube Channel reviewing and solving practice problems for the Fluids Mechanics section of the FE exam.

June 26, 2020 - Dr. Guldiken has received the 2019-20 USF College of Engineering Outstanding Teaching Award. We would like to thank the Dean’s Office and the Academy of Distinguished Engineering Educators for selecting us for this award.

June 6, 2020 - A journal paper titled "Contactless Liquid Height and Property Estimation Using Surface Acoustic Waves" is published in Acoustics; Co-Authors: Alhazmi and Guldiken

June 4, 2020 - Mr. Rafael Braga Gomes has joined the group as an undergraduate student. Good to have you with us.

May 10, 2020 - Two Ph.D. students (Dr. Joel Cooper and Dr. Marwan Belaed) officially graduated! They are now my colleagues! We wish them the best of luck in their endeavors. Once a Bull, always a Bull...

May 2, 2020 - A journal paper titled "Cost-Effective Bulk Glass Reinforced Composite Columns" is published in Journal of Composites Science; Co-Authors: Cotter and Guldiken

April 17, 2020 - What a day! Two Ph.D. students defended their dissertations: Mr. Marwan Belaed and Mr. Joel Cooper

March 19, 2020 - A U.S. Patent application  "Arc Melted Glass Piles for Structural Foundations" is published; Co-inventors: Cotter and Guldiken

March 18, 2020 - Our Educational YouTube Channel is up! We are excited to be assisting our fellow faculty and students in these hard times.

March 10, 2020 - Guldiken is the guest editor for the Special issue in Sensors Journal (Impact Factor: 3.03) titled "Electrostatic Sensors and Actuators" Please consider submitting a manuscript.

March 4, 2020 - A journal paper titled "Influence of Optical Thickness on the Melting of a Phase Change Material in a Thermal Energy Storage Module" is published in JOM; Co-Authors: Belaed, Rahman, Guldiken

February 24, 2020 - A journal paper titled "Theoretical Design Strategies, Strengths, Costs, and Environmental Impacts of Triple Composite Beams Utilizing Glass Compressive Reinforcement" is published in Journal of Composites Science; Co-Authors: Cotter and Guldiken

February 2, 2020 - A journal paper titled "Volume and Frequency-Independent Spreading of Droplets Driven by Ultrasonic Surface Vibration" is published in Fluids; Co-Authors: Trapuzzano, Tejada Martinez, Guldiken, Crane

January 1, 2020 -  A U.S. patent "System and method of measuring cell viability and growth" is granted; U.S. Patent No: 10,520,472; Co-Inventors: Mohapatra, Mohapatra, Guldiken, Nair, Wang. This is the sixth patent of Guldiken


Microfluidics and Acoustics Laboratory at the University of South Florida investigates piezoelectric and electrostatic transducers and their integration with microfluidics for various applications ranging from early disease detection to advanced manufacturing. The lab’s main efforts are concentrated on the fundamental investigation of design, fabrication, experimental characterization, and field testing of these microdevices.

We are  interested in hearing from good students how they fit our research lab, especially students interested in a Ph.D. degree. Please email Dr. Guldiken attaching a detailed CV and a one-page description of how you can contribute to and expand our lab’s capabilities.