We work with industry and academic partners to design fluids with smart response, particles with custom shape and performance, and flow behavior linked directly to product and material performance.
Are you trying to formulate, or scale up manufacture of, a fluid that behaves differently depending on its history? Even when its composition doesn’t change? We get it.
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Nanostructured particles with unique shape and biological function.
Trained bacteria can be engineered to build unique structures from cellulose nanofibers.
High-priority study of the mechanism behind recent deaths caused by pollen ejected from a thunder cloud.
If interfacial tension and elasticity are equal, liquid droplets form interconnected, complex structures.
Droplets with internal viscoelastic structure can be molded into non-spherical shapes, like rods.
Predicting separation of liquid products by gravity is hard and months are needed to ensure stability.
Biological fluid flow in our joints, spine, veins, and sinuses significantly affects health. How can we study and such flows as a health diagnostic?
Surgeons and biomedical engineers must be able to safely separate adhesive tissue without damage, how can fluids help?
No single property describes the flow of skin cream and other complex fluids, a radical new ‘fingerprint’ test is needed.
Nature uses shape many ways to alter cells’ function, how do we design complex shapes to similarly aid drug delivery?
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