We work in collaboration with Procter & Gamble to understand the dynamics of droplet breakup in concentrated surfactant solutions. These concentrated solutions often have liquid crystalline symmetry and are very viscous. Studying how to disperse such fluids is relevant for industrial purposes, and is also an excellent way to study the effect of microscopic liquid crystalline structure on the macroscopic dynamics of materials.
[For more information see our work on droplet breakup on our Research page]
We collaborated with Harrick scientific to develop a comercial version of our Tissue Deformation Imaging Stage (TDIS). This device loads directly onto an inverted microscope and allows for visualizing the strain field in tissues subjected to shear and compression. This device is now available for purchase. Please submit inquiries to Harrick Scientific.