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New self-assembled monolayers for surface modification of surfaces in electronic components

Investigation of the new families of self-assembled monolayers to be used with non-protic solvents. more...

Supervisor(s): Neto, Chiara (Associate Professor)

Development of fractal asperity microstructures and their effects on frictional properties

Hierarchical structures exhibiting self-affinity are abundant in nature. We seek to characterise how the evolution of such self-affine topographies is governed by microstructural pa more...

Supervisor(s): Hanaor, Dorian (Dr)

Optimisation of droplet roll-off on patterned surfaces

Investigation through molecular dynamics simulations the surface features that optimise the detachment and roll-off of liquid droplets. more...

Supervisor(s): Neto, Chiara (Associate Professor)

New liquid-infused surfaces based on wrinkled Teflon

Investigation of the new families of slippery nanostructured surfaces with reduced hydrodynamic drag. more...

Supervisor(s): Neto, Chiara (Associate Professor)

Understanding slip and designing new slippery surfaces

Investigation of the properties of surfaces that affect the slip of liquids at solid interface, with the potential to develop more energy-efficient microfluidic devices. more...

Supervisor(s): Neto, Chiara (Associate Professor)

Functional structured polymer coatings for water condensation

Development and optimisation of micro-patterned surfaces that can collect water by condensation from humid air. more...

Supervisor(s): Neto, Chiara (Associate Professor)

Novel inhalation formulation to improve quality of life of cystic fibrosis sufferers

Respiratory infection is the number one cause of death world-wide with limited therapies other than tablet or intravenous injection. This multi-faceted PhD project will focus on dev more...

Supervisor(s): Traini, Daniela (Professor)

Tribological properties of biopolymers in human joints

In this project we will use advanced molecular simulation techniques to model the lubrication process in synovial joints to shed light on these puzzles. more...

Supervisor(s): Jabbarzadeh, Ahmad (Dr)

Nano-Rheology and Nano-Tribology: Atomistic Simulation of Boundary Lubrication

 This research seeks to find practical ways to reduce friction in boundary lubrication regime by a novel virtual nano-tribometer/ nano-rheometer. more...

Supervisor(s): Jabbarzadeh, Ahmad (Dr)

Assembly of three-dimensional carbon architectures

Developing novel assembly platforms to create new carbon architectures more...

Supervisor(s): Chen, Yuan (Professor)