Droplet physics I Fluid dynamics | Wetting & adhesion | Soft Matter
I am interested in all aspects of droplet physics: how droplets are formed and how droplets interact with surfaces.
An understanding of droplet physics has many important applications, such as the ability to make better raincoat and anti-fouling coatings to repel oil and blood. More recently, there is a growing recognition that disease transmissions are dictated by how respiratory droplets move in air.
More generally, I am fascinated by fundamental interfacial and fluid mechanics phenomena. Why do raindrops wick quickly into our shirt, but remain as hemispherical droplets on a raincoat?