Micro/Nanoscale Fluid Transport Laboratory
Room 1014, Engineering Research Facility, 842 West Taylor St.,
Chicago, IL 60607-7022

MNFTL_members
(from left) Patrick Carroll, Joseph Mates, Jinlong Song, Dr. Ranjan Ganguly, Tom Schutzius, Dr. Megaridis, Shreyas Kapatral, Aritra Ghosh, Ramsey Ibrahim, Jared Morrissette, Zachariah Rabatah, Mohamed Elsharkawy

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The Micro/Nanoscale Fluid Transport Laboratory (MNFTL) is housed in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). The laboratory is directed by Prof. C. M. Megaridis. Research activities funded by federal and industrial sources focus on fundamental and technological aspects of fluid and particle processes, especially at length scales ranging from the sub-millimeter regime down to the nanometer level. Specific emphasis is given to multifunctional coatings with extremely high or low wettability and their applications. A broad overview of the principal research areas pursued within the laboratory is summarized below:

  • Droplet/spray technologies
  • Electromagnetic interference shielding
  • Experimental diagnostics in micro/nanoscale systems
  • Fluid/particle intercalation in nanotubes
  • Icephobicity
  • Micro/Nanofluidics
  • Multiphase heat and mass transfer
  • Nanoparticle formation in high temperature flows
  • Nanoparticle colloidal suspensions
  • Self-cleaning surfaces
  • Superhydrophobicity, superoleophobicity
  • Super-repellent multifunctional coatings (video)