Contact

Dr Valeria Garbin
Chemical Engineering
Imperial College London
London SW7 2AZ
+44 20 759 42878
v.garbin at imperial.ac.uk

Postdoc position

A postdoc position on soft matter and rheology will become available in Autumn 2017 as part of the ExtreFlow project. For more information, visit the project page here

Funding


 

Links

COST Action 'Flowing Matter'

The Department of Chemical Engineering is a member of

Research

Research in the Garbin Group focuses on the fluid dynamics and interfacial phenomena of multiphase soft matter systems. Examples include blood flow, emulsification and foaming, coating flows, enhanced oil recovery, nanomaterials processing, and many more. The macroscopic behavior of these systems depends on the response to flow and deformation of mesoscopic components like vesicles, droplet and bubbles. We investigate these complex multiphase flows through experiment, analysis and simulation, to reveal the microscale transport phenomena that determine product quality or process performance. We combine multiple techniques to provide precise, direct, dynamic measurements on the micro- and nano-scale, which enable us to derive new insights in physico-chemical mechanisms and continuum-scale mechanics of structured fluids and interfaces.

Research projects

Controlling particle release from drops and bubbles 

Selective vesicle and cell break-up for sorting and bioprocessing

Biomedical bubble behavior in tissues and capillaries

Past research projects

Particles
at interfaces Particles at interfaces

Wetting
phenomena wetting

Microbubble dynamics

Optical
trapping
optical tweezers