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Functional structured polymer coatings for water condensation

Development and optimisation of micro-patterned surfaces that can collect water by condensation from humid air. more...

Supervisor(s): Neto, Chiara (Associate Professor)

Chiroptical phenomena of pi-conjugated materials

pi-conjugated materials are organic molecules with alternate single and double bond character that provide for their semiconducting properties. For example, pi-conjugated polymers ( more...

Supervisor(s): Lakhwani, Girish (Dr)

New liquid-infused surfaces based on wrinkled Teflon

Investigation of the new families of slippery nanostructured surfaces with reduced hydrodynamic drag. more...

Supervisor(s): Neto, Chiara (Associate Professor)

Understanding slip and designing new slippery surfaces

Investigation of the properties of surfaces that affect the slip of liquids at solid interface, with the potential to develop more energy-efficient microfluidic devices. more...

Supervisor(s): Neto, Chiara (Associate Professor)

Atmospheric water capture through passive cooling

The development of a theoretical model of atmospheric water capture, opening up the possibility of a new reliable source of water. more...

Supervisor(s): Alexander , Tristram (Dr), Neto, Chiara (Associate Professor)

New self-assembled monolayers for surface modification of surfaces in electronic components

Investigation of the new families of self-assembled monolayers to be used with non-protic solvents. more...

Supervisor(s): Neto, Chiara (Associate Professor)

Optimisation of droplet roll-off on patterned surfaces

Investigation through molecular dynamics simulations the surface features that optimise the detachment and roll-off of liquid droplets. more...

Supervisor(s): Neto, Chiara (Associate Professor)