In this work, we introduce a simple solvent-assisted micromolding technique for the fabrication of high-fidelity styrene-ethylene/butylene-styrene (SEBS) microfluidic devices with high polystyrene (PS) content (42 wt% PS, SEBS42). SEBS triblock copolymers are styrenic thermoplastic elastomers that exhibit both glassy thermoplastic and elastomeric properties resulting from their respective hard PS and rubbery ethylene/butylene segments. The PS… Read more »
Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have one of the highest production volumes among carbonaceous engineered nanoparticles (ENPs) worldwide and are have potential uses in applications including biomedicine, nanocomposites, and energy conversion. However, CNTs possible widespread usage and associated likelihood for biological exposures have driven concerns regarding their nanotoxicity and ecological impact. In this work, we probe the… Read more »
William Walker’s image of a liposome and its interaction with engineered nanomaterials was selected as the cover image of the journal Langmuir. Babak Moghadam’s work was featured on the cover. Congrats William.
Steve worked with Jaime Raben and Pavlos Vlachos to show that using robust phase correlation improves the accuracy of determining particle displacement over cross-correlation and confocal imaging.
Babak Moghadam,Wen-Che Hou, and Charlie Corredor coauthored a paper on the disruption of artificial cell membranes by engineered nano particles. The article is published in Langmuir and will appear in print in August and can be viewed here.
Jonathan Posner published a paper with Carlos Perez (group alumni) and Juan Santiago in PNAS. The paper reports on chaos in electrically driven microflows. Read the full paper
Congrats Steve (now at Intel, Chandler AZ) and Jeff on publication of your work in MS&T on three component velocimetry in micro flows.
We published a paper with the Santos Biomechatronics group at ASU on a flexible tactile sensor that uses microfluidic channels filled with a liquid metal. Robotic applications often require robust tactile sensing capabilities on curved surfaces, such as artificial fingertips. Flexible tactile sensors could be conformally wrapped around curved digits and could enhance grip by… Read more »