Our primary focus at the Surface Thermodynamics Lab is studying the fundamentals of surface thermodynamics, and wetting behavior. Interactions between liquids and solids are typically characterized by the contact angle that a liquid drop makes on the solid surface. We change the surface wetting by changing the surface chemistry and roughness through mimicking the hierarchical surface morphology of the lotus leaf.
We can obtain the following desirable surfaces, pending on the applications: Low friction surfaces with application in airfoils, hydrofoils, and pump blades; Anti-icing with application in satellite dishes, and airplane wings; Anti-corrosion with application in Oil and gas industry, metal structures, and ships.
- Preparation of Nano-Structured Superhydrophobic Surfaces
- Preparation of Icephobic Surfaces
- Contact Angle Goniometer and Tensiometer
- Equilibrium of Sessile Drops on Various Geometries: A Numerical Approach
- Improving the Heat Transfer Rate Using Superhydrophobic Coatings in Heat Exchangers
- Transparent Superhydrophobic Coatings
- Corrosion Inhibition of Metals Using Superhydrophobic Technology
- Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Using Superhydrophobic Surfaces on Heat Sink
- Effects of Using Superhydrophobic Microchannels in Electrokinetic Energy Conversion
- Superhydrophobic Coating for Façade of Buildings
- Translucent Superhydrophobic Coating for General Use