Microfluidics and Multiphase Flow Laboratory
Department of Mechanical Engineering







Research 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.


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"

11/30/14: Dr. Chiarot speaks at ASME IMECE in Montreal

5/30/14: Stephanie has joined the lab as an HHMI Scholar

5/30/14: Jessica will start PhD at UT Austin in the Fall, Congrats!

4/3/14: Ami is awarded an HHMI Summer Fellowship

4/3/14: Rebecca is awarded a Summer Scholars Fellowship

3/20/14: Dr. Chiarot speaks at RIT

2/1/14: Sepehr has joined the lab

11/24/13: Li, Niko, and Mikhail present posters at the APS DFD in Pittsburgh

updated: Aug. 5, 2015