INTERFACIAL PHENOMENA LAB
Welcome to the Interfacial Phenomena Lab in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of New Hampshire. The focus of my research is to understand multiphase flows of Newtonian and viscoelastic fluids using analytical, numerical, and experimental tools. Two-phase systems with surface tension gradients and elastic effects are encountered in a variety of applications such as materials, polymer, and food processing, pharmaceuticals, and microfluidics. More recently I have started focusing on applying my expertise of two-phase flows for particle-laden flows. Particulate suspensions are prevalent in nature (landslide, atmosphere) and industry (food, pharmaceutical, inks, paint, ceramics, textile). Particles vary in size from few nanometers to several micrometers and typically are non-spherical. In particular, I am interested in developing techniques to synthesize nanoparticles and microparticles of controlled size and shape for biochemical and biomedical applications.