Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering

Research interests

Adhesion, surface forces and associated micro-mechanical properties of such soft materials as (synthetic and biological) polymers, sticky fluids, and biological tissues, in particular, under micro- and nanometer confinements.

Research projects

Biomimetic adhesion and bio-inspired materials, Polymers, interfacial phenomena and surface chemistry, Nanoparticles functionalization and dispersion in nanocomposites, Contact adhesion studies of hydrogels for biomedical applications.

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Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo

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