|Microfluidics and Multiphase Flow Laboratory|
|Department of Mechanical Engineering
in the Microfluidics and Multiphase Flow Laboratory is highly
interdisciplinary; incorporating aspects of multiphase flows,
interfacial science, microfluidics, energy, and biotechnology. We are
using electrospray and inkjet technology to print solution-processed nanomaterials with defined
structure over multiple length scales. These technologies plays an important
role in manufacturing the next-generation of flexible nanoelectronics,
solar cells, smart bandages, and biosensors. We are developing
microfluidic bio-instrumentation to produce highly-customizable
asymmetric vesicles with controllable membrane composition, size, and
luminal content. These synthetic vesicles support fundamental studies
on bacterial biofilms and membrane biology. Our energy research is focused
on the use of electrohydrodynamic atomization of energy dense fuels
combined with flameless catalytic combustion for portable power
generation. Finally, our team is part of a diverse group exploring the
fluid mechanics of the brain.
||RECENT LAB NEWS
10/21/16: Li successfully defends his PhD thesis. Congrats!
8/23/16: Li and Will's paper published in "Soft Matter"
8/23/16: Sepehr's paper published in "Journal of Applied Physics"
8/22/16: Xianhu has joined the lab
6/15/16: Yaqun has joined the lab
5/10/16: Will and Danielle's paper published in "Physics of Fluids"
1/11/16: Dr. Chiarot receives the NSF CAREER Award [Link]
1/5/16: Mikhail's paper published in the "Journal of Mathematical Biology"
11/24/15: Li, Will, Mikhail, Niko, Sepehr, and Yaser present at the APS DFD in Boston
7/22/15: Li's paper published in "Lab on a Chip"
7/17/15: Li, Mikhail, and Paul present at ICNMM/InterPACK in San Francisco
2/1/15: Yaser has joined the lab
12/15/14: Li, Mikhail, and Rebecca's paper published in "Microfluidics and Nanofluidics"
12/15/14: Niko and Jessica's paper published in "ASME Journal of Micro and Nano-Manufacturing"
updated: Aug. 5, 2015