Interfacial Phenomena

Problems under investigation include interfacial resistance to mass transfer and the interaction between surface forces and interfacial convection. Work in the interfacial area is concerned with heat, mass, and momentum transfer in multicomponent, ultrathin, liquid films. Research includes studies on condensation and evaporation in the contact line region, distillation from ultrathin films, lubrication, surface-tension-driven instabilities, pattern formation in dendritic growth, self-assembly of block copolymer materials, protein-solid interaction, and the design of biocompatible surfaces.

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