Research

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

Cavitation within a Sessile Droplet

Lab on a Chip

High-Speed Microfluidics

Nucleation

Nucleation of Cavitation on a Microparticle

Medical Research

Fragmentation of a Kidney Stone Phantom

2D Fluids

Fractal Coalescence of Soap Films

Heat Transfer

Boiling Experiments in Microgravity