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AVANISH BHARATI

Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, KU Leuven, Belgium
M.E. Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

Office: NIST Center for Neutron Research
Building 235, B130, Gaithersburg, MD 20899
Phone: 301-975-6469
Email: bharatia@udel.edu

Research interests:
Technologically relevant materials undergo deformation at extreme shear rates in a variety of commercial processes such as spraying, coating, syringe injection, filtration, oil extraction, lubrication, and extrusion. Therefore, characterizing the structure of complex soft materials in dynamic and industrially relevant environments, in particular, under control flow type and at deformation rates up to approximately 106 s−1, is highly relevant and an important area of research. In that perspective, I am interested particularly in characterizing crystallization-driven self-assembled structures, organogels, phase-separating polymer blends and waterborne paints using the flow cell slit rheometer compatible with simultaneous neutron scattering along with dielectric spectroscopy.

YU-JIUN (NATE) LIN

Ph.D. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Rice University
B.S. in Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University

Office: Colburn Lab
047, Newark, Delaware 19716
Phone: 302-831-2957
Email: natelin@udel.edu

Publications
Research interests:
Microfluidic Investigation on Stability of Colloidal Suspensions in Viscoelastic Fluids – colloidal products take the form of freshening sprays, detergents, cosmetics, and various other forms. These products, which are encapsulated particles/emulsions, must be delivered properly under flow (e.g. through a high-shear spray nozzle). I intend to use microfluidics to create a well-controlled platform for studying various physicochemical conditions relating to the flow of encapsulated particles/emulsions in viscoelastic fluids.

YIMIN LUO

Ph.D. and M.S. in Chemical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Rice University

Office: Colburn Lab
019, Newark, Delaware 19716
Phone: 302-831-0741
Email: yiminluo@udel.edu

Research interests: soft matter, directed assembly, liquid crystals, colloids, rheology

YUYIN XI

Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, University of Washington
B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University of Technology

Office: NIST Center for Neutron Research
Building 235, E110, Gaithersburg, MD 20899
Phone: 301-975-6706
Email: xiyuyin@udel.edu; yuyin.xi@nist.gov

Research Interests: porous materials, nano-confinement, colloidal science, polymer physics, organic electronics

ZHENHUAN (MICHAEL) ZHANG

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Texas Tech University
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Tianjin University of Science and Technology

Office: NIST Center for Neutron Research
Building 235, E110, Gaithersburg, MD 20899
Phone: 301-975-5513
Email: michaelz@udel.edu; zhenhuan.zhang@nist.gov

Research Interests: protein stability, drug delivery

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