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 solution-processed 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.


11/13/17: Niko and Yaqun's paper published in Journal of Electrostatics

10/30/17: Sepehr and Yaqun present at AIChE Conference in Minneapolis

9/26/17: Mikhail succesfully defends his PhD thesis. Congrats!

9/1/17: Ketaki and Richard have joined the lab

8/21/17: Niko and Yaqun's paper published in ASME Journal of Micro and Nano-Manufacturing

5/18/17: Will presents at ILASS in Atlanta, GA

3/29/17: Chiarot Lab featured in ASME News [Link]

2/8/17: Aref and Tyler have joined the lab

12/21/16: Dr. Li Lu receives Graduate Student Excellence Award in Research (SUNY)

11/23/16: Paul and Mikhail present at the APS DFD in Portland, Oregon

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"

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]

updated: May 23, 2017