We conduct experimental research on small scales with complex fluids. A big part of the research is devoted to gas and vapor bubbles, the deformation of biological cells, the response of biological material to acoustic waves, and fluid dynamics on the nanoscale.
Research of the SoftMatter Lab is mostly curiosity driven. Historically, I became interested in the peculiarities of bubbles from the phenomenon of sonoluminescence. In short it is the conversion of fluidic kinetic energy into visible light, aka photons.
Cavitation within a Sessile Droplet
Nucleation of Cavitation on a Microparticle
Fragmentation of a Kidney Stone Phantom
Fractal Coalescence of Soap Films
Boiling Experiments in Microgravity