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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?

Fluid mechanics is not only mathematically arresting, but is also singular in its visual beauty and aesthetic appeal. See, for example, here and here.

Scales of a butterfly wing

Scales of a butterfly wing

Condensing water droplets

Condensing water droplets

Bouncing liquid jet

Bouncing liquid jet

Speech droplets

Speech droplets

Bouncing water jet

Bouncing water jet

Oleoplaning droplets

Oleoplaning droplets

Water droplets on a butterfly wing

Water droplets on a butterfly wing

Do not hesitate to contact me to discuss a possible project or learn more about my work.

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