Director

Constantine Megaridis

Constantine M. Megaridis, PhD
Distinguished Professor

3035 ERF | cmm@uic.edu | (312) 996-3436

Research Interests: Experimental diagnostics in micro/nanoscale systems, Fluid/particle intercalation in nanotubes/nanofibers, Multifunctional polymer composite coatings, Superhydrophobicity/Superhydrophilicity, Electromagnetic interference shielding, Multiphase heat and mass transfer, Nanoparticle colloidal suspensions, Droplet and spray technologies, Micro/Nanofluidics

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PhD Students

uddalok sen

Uddalok Sen
PhD Student

1064 ERF | usen2@uic.edu

Research Interests: Researching rapid transport of fluids on wettability-patterned porous substrates

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Mohamad Jafari Gukeh

Mohamad Jafari Gukeh
PhD Student

1064 ERF | mjafar5@uic.edu

Research Interests: Working on biomimetic surfaces, the influence of microstructure on wettability, and their application in fog harvesting

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Reza Ghodsi

Reza Ghodsi
PhD Student

1064 ERF | sghodsi@uic.edu

Research Interests: Focused on studying polymer nanofibers in liquid environments using state of the art liquid electron microscopy techniques

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Morrissette, Jared

Jared Morrissette
PhD Student

1064 ERF | jmorri33@uic.edu

Research Statement: Jared is a PhD student who is working on development of ‘green coatings’ for liquid repellency.

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Koukoravas, Theodore

Theodore Koukoravas
PhD Student

1064 ERF | tkouko2@uic.edu

Research Statement: Theodore is a PhD student who is currently working on wettability patterning on metal substrates and their use in heat transfer applications (electronics cooling, boiling, condensation).

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Ali Noaman Ibrahim

Ali Noaman Ibrahim
PhD Student

1064 ERF | aibrah8@uic.edu

Research Statement: Ali, a PhD student, is working on experimental investigation of porous media and rapid transport through nonwoven fibers. He is also actively involved in numerical analysis using OpenFOAM and image processing using MATLAB.

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Chatterjee, Souvick

Souvick Chatterjee

1064 ERF | schatt20@uic.edu

Research Statement: Souvick, a PhD student, is working on three-dimensional liquid transport on fibrous substances. How can one best manipulate liquid transport using the combined effect of Darcy pressure gradient, Laplace pressure gradient along with wettability patterning is the prime focus of his research.

International Collaborators

Ganguly, Ranjan

Ranjan Ganguly

One feature of science that fascinates me the most is the strange similarity of basic precepts that rule over its various fields.

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Bayer, Ilker

Ilker Bayer

Current Research Interests

  • Polymer Nanocomposites
  • Surface Science
  • Super-wetting and super-repellent surfaces
  • Biopolymer Processing
  • Smart Materials
  • Emulsion Science and Technology

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Mahapatra, Pallab  Sinha

Pallab Sinha Mahapatra

Dr. Pallab Sinha Mahapatra received his Ph.D. and B.E. from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Jadavpur University in 2014 and 2007 respectively.

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