Current research topics
- How do small droplets flow in microfluidic channels?
I work to understand my and my colleague's experiments on droplets. I also develop theoretical approach.
- Surface tension - it is a powerful force in the world of liquids moving in small channels.
How to produce many small bubbles using surface tension? That is the question.
Bubbles in liquids - so intriguing.
Their dynamics is crucial to explain sound of rough sea and in some case they may even shine as stars (sonoluminescence).
I work on understanding of collective phenomena in bubbly liquids.
Complex liquids - in principle all "liquids" which contain big molecules immersed in fluid: human blood, polymer solutions, cell cytoplasm.
How they flow and dissipate energy? And how it is related to behaviour of embedded particles which we observe under microscope?
I would like to understand in details astrophysical observations which lead to "missing matter problem".
These observations can initiate a change of fundamental laws of physics which govern the world around us.
By courtesy of Ann Cutting www.cutting.com