The Soft Matter and Interfaces Research Group is led by Prof. Xuehua Zhang.
The main research topics include:
Colloids and interfaces: spontaneous liquid-liquid phase separation, droplet reactions, nanobubbles, self-propelling microdroplets
Nanomaterials: smart wound dressings, antifouling surfaces, surface microlens for solar harvesting, nanomaterials for surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, electrospinning.
Fluid dynamics: wetting, evaporation, cold plasma-activated water, micro/nanobubbles for oil separation, computational fluid dynamics simulations of slurries
Soft Matter & Interfaces Research Group at University of Alberta