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 Candidate

1064 ERF | usen2@uic.edu

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

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Morrissette, Jared

Jared Morrissette
PhD Candidate

1064 ERF | jmorri33@uic.edu

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

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Koukoravas, Theodore

Theodore Koukoravas
PhD Candidate

1064 ERF | tkouko2@uic.edu

Research Statement: Theodore is currently working on surface-energy-patterning of metal substrates and their application in heat transfer in order to create energy-efficient systems for high-demand cooling applications.

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Reza Ghodsi

Reza Ghodsi
PhD Candidate

1064 ERF | sghodsi@uic.edu

Research Interests: Polymer nanofibers in liquid environments using state-of-the-art liquid electron microscopy techniques

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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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george damoulakis

George Damoulakis
PhD Student

1064 ERF | gdamou2@uic.edu

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

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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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