Microfluidics and Multiphase Flow Laboratory
Department of Mechanical Engineering







Research in the Microfluidics and Multiphase Flow Laboratory is highly interdisciplinary; incorporating aspects of additive manufacturing, multiphase flows, interfacial science, microfluidics, energy, and biotechnology. We are using electrospray and inkjet technology to print functional nanomaterials with defined structure over multiple length scales. These technologies plays an important role in manufacturing the next-generation of flexible electronics, solar cells, smart bandages, and biosensors. We are building 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 focuses on the use of electrohydrodynamic atomization of energy dense fuels for applications in clean and efficient combustion. Finally, our team is part of a diverse group exploring the fluid mechanics of the brain.


12/30/22: Joe's paper published in Langmuir

11/29/22: Joe presents at APS DFD in Indianapolis

9/8/22: Emma and Bryce's invited paper published in MRS Advances

6/14/22: Tom successfully defends his MS thesis. Congrats!

5/20/22: Emma presented at the MRS Meeting in Hawaii and served as the moderator for the SRC Decadal Dish Panel.

3/20/22: Bryce and Emma present at the ACS Spring Meeting in San Diego. Special thanks to Professor Kenan Song (ASU) for supporting Emma's travel.

3/16/22: Lauren's paper published in Applied Thermal Engineering

3/14/22: Bryce, Emma, and Tom present at the APS March Meeting in Chicago

11/22/21: Joe and Ketaki present at the APS DFD Meeting in Phoenix

11/16/21: Bryce, Emma, and Tom's paper published in ACS Applied Polymer Materials

5/11/21: Lauren successfully defends her MS thesis. Congrats!

4/19/21: Aref successfully defends his PhD thesis - and will start a post doc at Notre Dame. Congrats!

4/15/21: Sepehr's paper published in Biomicrofluidics

updated: May 23, 2017