This conference is the successor of the "International Conference on Microchannels and Minichannels" (ICMM), held since 2003 and the "International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels and Minichannels" (ICNMM). The inaugural µFIP conference was held virtually in 2021 and in person at UC Irvine in 2022. Given the importance of climate change and the water-energy nexus, the scientific objective of µFIP is to bring together the phase change and single-phase heat transfer, multi-phase flow, bio-chemical and bio-medical engineering, and micro flow process communities with an emphasis on energy applications having components exhibiting microchannel flow or microscale surface phenomena (e.g., droplets, thin films, bubbles, etc.).
Our program provides a unique opportunity for researchers in interdisciplinary topic areas to exchange ideas and discuss future directions. Both fundamental and applied sciences are disseminated, with academic, national lab, and industrial participation. The µFIP conferences are intended to provide an active platform for the exchange of information and identification of research needs in this emerging area across multiple length and time scales.