Workshop on Multiscale Modeling: Complex Fluids and Microfluidics

9 -- 13 January 2006, Lecture Theatre G, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

organized by The Croucher Laboratory on Multiscale Modeling and Simulations

Workshop poster (for favor of posting)

Workshop program (with abstracts)

Latest information (regarding the local transportation and workshop arrangement)


Tremendous progress has been made in recent years on multi-scale modeling and simulation of microfluidics with complex fluids. In this workshop several leading experts (plenary speakers) will keep us abreast of the latest development in this exciting emerging field, which is at the interdisciplinary boundary of applied mathematics, physics, biology, and material science. Hosted in Hong Kong, this workshop will also serve to present the leading results of East Asian scientists in this area.

Plenary Speakers

Stephen H. Davis (Northwestern University)
Masao Doi (University of Tokyo)
Weinan E (Princeton University)
Kurt Kremer (Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research)
David A. Weitz (Harvard University)

Invited Speakers

Weizhu Bao (National University of Singapore)
Emily Ching (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Qiang Du (Penn State University)
Haiping Fang (Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, CAS)
Guowei He (Institute of Mechanics, CAS)
Tiejun Li (Peking University)
Ping Lin (National University of Singapore)
Chun Liu (Penn State University)
Yuqiang Ma (Nanjing University)
Tiezheng Qian (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
Penger Tong (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
Jinchao Xu (Penn State University)
Dadong Yan (Institute of Chemistry, CAS)
Xingye Yue (Suzhou University)
Hui Zhang (Beijing Normal University)
Pingwen Zhang (Peking University)
Haijun Zhou (Institute of Theoretical Physics, CAS)

For invited speakers:
(1) Invitation letters were sent to you via air mail in the first week of October.
(2) Title/abstract for your talk is due in the end of November (for preparing the workshop program and schedule).

Organizing Committee

Weinan E, Dept of Mathematics, Princeton University
Tiezheng Qian, Dept of Mathematics, HKUST
Ping Sheng (Co-Chair), Dept of Physics, HKUST
Penger Tong, Dept of Physics, HKUST
Xiao-Ping Wang (Co-Chair), Dept of Mathematics, HKUST
Zhou-Ping Xin, IMS, The Chinese University of Hong Kong


The Croucher Laboratory on Multiscale Modeling and Simulations, funded by The Croucher Foundation
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong Research Grant Council
K. C. Wong Education Foundation

Registration and Accommodation

All participants in the conference must register. (We have already done the registration for all the plenary and invited speakers.) The registration fee is HKD800/RMB800/USD100 (waived for plenary/invited speakers). If you would like to participate in the workshop, please fill the Registration Form and send it by Fax to Tiezheng Qian at (852) 2358-1643, or by air mail to:
Tiezheng Qian
Department of Mathematic
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Clear Water Bay, Kowloon
Hong Kong
When your registration is received, a letter of registration confirmation will be sent to you.

We have arranged two hotels for conference participants to choose from. They are Royal Plaza Hotel and BP International House.
For reservation, please refer to
(1) The Accommodation Reservation Form for Royal Plaza Hotel (in MS Word),
(2) The Accommodation Reservation Form for BP International House (in pdf).
Here is some additional information of BP International House (in PDF).


Tiezheng Qian,, (852) 2358-7443, (852) 2358-1643 (fax)
Xiao-Ping Wang,, (852) 2358-7438, (852) 2358-1643 (fax)

Some Useful Information

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Local Transportation: Hong Kong has an excellent public transportation system consisting of trains, buses and taxis. Generally, frequency of service is every few minutes.
Internation Travel & Visas: Visitors to Hong Kong from some countries require visas. If you are in doubt, please contact the Chinese Consulate nearest you or check with The HK Immigration Department. Some conference participants may wish to visit the Chinese Mainland before or after the conference. All foreigners visiting the Mainland require a visa, which may be obtained from the Chinese Consulate. However, for short trips to the Mainland you may obtain a tourist visa in Hong Kong within a matter of a few days.

Before You Come Please make sure your travel documents and visas are in order. All visitors to Hong Kong and Mainland China must hold a valid passport. Residents of some countries require a visa to enter Hong Kong. This can be obtained through any Chinese Consulate. Anyone who is not a Chinese citizen will need a visa to travel to the Mainland. You are advised to buy your own travel insurance before you come.
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