Project on Superhydrophobic materials
Discovery and understanding of novel mechanisms of drops repellence from hydrophobic and super-hydrophobic surfaces constitutes an area of active research from both a fundamental fluidics perspective and is also a source of novel engineering ideas for various applications such as self-cleaning, water resistance and anti-icing. Experiments provide limited insights into the associated flow phenomena mainly due to the hierarchy of scales (from millimeter to sub-micron scale) of the surface texture and difficulty involved in probing the flow inside the droplet.
We are offering a research fellowship of 6 months (+6) in a highly active research field. The success of the present project will provide an efficient and unique tool for industrial and scientific applications. Salary and other benefits will be discussed during the application. Preferred starting date is January 2018, or earlier as agreed.