The present invention includes an apparatus and corresponding method for fluid flow control in microfluidic applications. A microchamber, filled with a fluid, is in fluid contact with a flexible plate. A transducer is acoustically coupled to the flexible plate. A function generator outputs a signal to excite the transducer, which in turn induces drumhead vibration of the flexible plate, creating a flow pattern within the fluid filled microchamber.
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERAL RIGHTS
 This invention was made with government support under Contract No. W-7405-ENG-36 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.