The Hatsopoulos Microfluids laboratory (HML) was created within the Department of Mechanical Engineering as a center for research activities which focus on understanding the dynamics of fluid with microstructure and the emerging science of microfluidics. The HML consists of a single open-plan 6300 ft2 laboratory that houses seven active and three emeritus faculty plus over 45 students and postdoctoral researchers. A broad overview of the principal research areas of faculty members within the laboratory is summarized below:

—Optical imaging of complex flows

—Rheology and dynamics of complex fluids

—Dynamics of thin films

—Flow stability

—Flow-structure interactions

—Flow in microfluidic devices and 'lab-on-a-chip' applications

—Biofluid mechanics and biorheology

—Capillary phenomena and contact line dynamics