Krishnaroop publishes his first paper from the group on how liquid drops wet soft, uncrosslinked surfaces at elevated temperatures. The wetting ridge growth and profile are describe by polymer dynamics and time-dependent moduli measured by shear rheology. Get it here!
Congrats to Dr. Justin Glover for successfully defending his dissertation! We are sad to see you go, but we wish you the best as you start your new career at Solvay! Keep in touch!
Dan publishes his paper on mechanical and adhesive characterization of commonly used commercial silicone elastomers. Get it here!
Lukas Hauer visits our group from Germany for a short collaborative effort, February to the first of April. Welcome Lukas!
Zhuoyun's efforts focused on how swelling, crosslinking, and aging are related to the ability for a drop to slide on a low modulus, swollen surface. Get it here!
Kyujin joins our group as a Chemical Engineering graduate student from Korea -- welcome to Lexington!
Rahat joins our group as a graduate student in MSE from Bangladesh -- welcome to Lexington!
Matt Edgar and Josh Jose join us for the semseter. Both are undergraduates in Chemical Engineering here at UK. Looking forward to the semseter!
Dans's article, in collaboration with Erica Lai and Niels Holten-Andersen, investigates the relationship between bonding modes and adhesion of mussel-inspired hydrogels. Get it here.
We're excited to have Winnie Huang is join us from Stanford for a summer REU --- welcome to Lexington!