Study the dynamics of liquid interfaces, including the adsorption properties of surfactants, polymers, particles and their mixtures under the action of external perturbations, including expansion/compression and shear. Investigations of interfacial dynamics cover liquid/gas and liquid/liquid systems in contact with solid surfaces. Highly dynamic processes, such as fast growing drops and bubbles as well as their behaviour at high frequency oscillations will be studied.
WP 7: Understanding and control of Marangoni effect in forced wetting by surfactant and protein solutions
Develop a new theory of interaction of foams with porous substrates. Determine the conditions providing the absorption of desired amounts of solute from foam in a contact with a porous substrate to the pores. The results of this WP are directly applicable to industrial process. This WP will be performed in collaboration with Procter & Gamble
WP 9: Wetting, spreading and evaporation of nanoparticle suspensions and polymer solutions on substrates
Characterize the spreading and evaporation processes of complex fluids on solid substrates; study the morphology of the nanoparticle layer after complete evaporation; formulate a theory describing spreading and evaporation process on hard, deformable and porous substrates