We developed an approach that predicts a priori whether an arbitrary combination of solid and lubricant will repel a given impinging fluid and, in doing so, revealed new insights about LIS (image copyright ACS Publications 2017).
We developed a vertically translating and angularly deflecting MEMS stage without any solid-solid contact to overcome friction-induced failure. The stage is actuated by electrowetting (image copyright AIP Publishing 2016).
I grew these nanowires as part of a study on jumping droplets. When functionalized with a hydrophobic coating, the high roughness and low solid fraction of the nanowires are favorable for jumping. Scale bar is 200 nm.
I worked with the DRL from June 2012 to September 2017. The DRL investigates heat and mass transport processes at the micro- and nano-scales to discover new functionalities and realize new technologies for energy, thermal management, water desalination, and biological systems.