Khobaib Khobaib(Ph.D. candidate)
My research project is based on experimental soft-matter physics and focused on the understanding of mechanical properties and kinetics of particle-covered droplets. Currently, I am working on deformation of particle-laden droplets and controllable assembly of surface particles by electrohydrodynamic flows. Particle assembly on droplets and particle layer stretching and compression is useful in designing smart materials.
Alexander is a physicist from Norway. His current research specialization and interests focus on soft matter physics, in particular physics of droplets covered by nano-micrometer sized particles. By applying electric fields to particle-droplet systems, he studies a broad range of phenomena such as particle assembly; deformation, electro-rotation, and propulsion of particle covered droplets; mechanics of particle shells; and crumpling of particle layers. Other research areas include storage and release of antibiotics in clay particles, microfluidics and collective dynamics.
Dawid Surdeko(Master`s student)
Dawid is a student of Physics and Acoustics. He works on manipulating particles inside liquid droplets and at their interfaces using ultrasonic and electric fields. Currently the experiments focus on the behavior of droplets under the influence of ultrasounds. Various aspects, including the role of particle size, material type and particle concentration, are studied in detail
Tomasz Kubiak is a biophysicist interested in multidisciplinary research. His current work is dedicated to explore the mechanisms of encapsulation and directional release of various substances from patchy granular capsules. He investigates the nature of the release process, which is triggered by external stimuli, e.g. high frequency ultrasounds, considering the differences in the properties between homogeneous and heterogeneous shells.