Dan 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, has revealed new insights about LIS (image copyright ACS Publications 2017).
Dan recently 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).
In Dan's recently published work, monolayer graphene coatings are shown to promote dropwise condensation and provide a robust alternative to fluorocarbon monolayer coatings (image copyright ACS Publications 2015).
Dan 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.
Dan 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.
(14 December 2017) This fall, five papers authored or coauthored by Dan were accepted to Nano Letters, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, Scientific Reports, Int. Journal of Heat and Mass Trasnfer, and Langmuir.
New Postdoctoral Position
(18 September 2017) Dan started a new position as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Whitesides group in Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University.
Best Poster at ICNMM 2017
(30 August 2017) Dan won the Best Poster Award at the ASME International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels for "Gravitationally-Driven Wicking for Enhanced Condensation Heat Transfer."
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