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  • 3-D Printing

    3-D Printing refers to ability to carry out additive manufacturing in 3-D space. SMIEL is extensively involved with 3-D printing of electronics and composites on conformal surfaces. Some of the ongoing projects include (a) Printing Inductors using Aerosol Jet Printing, (b) Developing Strategies for Printing on Conformal Surfaces, (c) Developing CNT-based Printable Inks, (d) 3D […]

  • Complex Interfaces

    a. Charged surfaces, EDL theory and electrokinetics Related recent publication 1. S. Sinha#, L. Myers#, and S. Das*, “Effect of solvent polarization on electroosmotic transport in a nanofluidic channel.” Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, 20, 119 (2016). 2. J. Liu, R. Giakwad, A. Hande, S. Das, and T. Thundat, “Mapping and quantifying surface charges on clay nanoparticles.” […]

  • Soft Matter

    a. Wetting of soft deformable surfaces Related recent publication 1. S. Karpitschka, et al., “Inverted Cheerios eff ect: Liquid drops attract or repel by elasto-capillarity.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 113, 7403-7477 (2016) 2.S. Karpitschka, et al. “Droplets move over viscoelastic substrates by surfing a ridge.” Nature Communications 4, 7891(1-6) (2015).  3. L. A. […]

  • Nanomaterials

    a. Liquid-2-D-material interactions for energy, environmental, and biomedical applications Related recent publication 1. J. Andrews#, S. Sinha#, P. W. Chung, and S. Das*, “Wetting dynamics of a water nanodrop on graphene.” Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 18, 23482-23493 (2016). (Selected as the Inside Front Cover Article) Collaborators: Prof. Peter Chung (Mechanical, UMD), Prof. Liangbing Hu (Materials Science, […]