Impacting experiment on slippery surfaces: Characterization of their stability

We seek an outstanding, highly motivated PhD student to experimentally study the impact of drops on lubricant impregnated slippery surfaces. Drop impact is naturally important in many applications, and provides an excellent tool to characterize the performance of the surfaces. The goal of the project is to study the impact using high-speed interferometric imaging to visualize the deformation of the lubrication layer, measure the drop spreading and rebounding.

The methodologies involved are a combination of high-speed imaging techniques based on interferometry. The candidate is expected to be familiar with experimental work in fluid mechanics or soft matter.


Specific requirements

  • Background in physics, soft matter or fluids dynamics
  • Experimental skills and data analysis.

For further information please contact:
Prof. Detlef Lohse, d.lohse@utwente.nl

University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands


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