Seminar Announcement, 02/23/2016
Levich Institute Seminar Announcement, 02/23/2016
Tuesday, 02/23/2016
2:00 PM
Steinman Hall, Room #312
(Chemical Engineering Conference Room)

Professor Jing Fan
City College of CUNY
Mechanical Engineering Department

"Microfluidics Enabled Studies on Complex Fluids and Materials Sciences"


Due to its capability of manipulating fluids in a highly controllable manner, capillary-based microfluidics has proven to be powerful in developing novel functional materials. Moreover, microfluidics-enabled products such as the drops and microcapsules may serve as or construct experimental model systems to facilitate fundamental scientific research and practical technology development. In this talk, I discuss three examples to demonstrate this research strategy. In the first example, we develop chemical-responsive elastic microcapsules and use them to study the effect of targeted payload delivery for controlling two-phase flow in porous media. The second example is about the self-organized 3D photonic superstructure from photo-responsive cholesteric liquid crystal drops. Thirdly, I introduce our study on the crystalline structures of compressed monodisperse emulsions.g


Dr. Jing Fan will join the Department of Mechanical Engineering at CCNY as a tenure-track assistant professor from spring 2016. She has been a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University since 2012 working on microfluidics for materials production, multiphase flow in porous media, and many other topics related to the dynamics of complex fluids. Prior to joining Harvard, she got her PhD from The University of Hong Kong. Dr. Fan has received recognition of her work and services through a number of awards, including the ASME Journal of Heat Transfer Outstanding Reviewer Award and the Hong Kong Young Scientist Award.


Dr. Jing Fan's current research interests focus on the experimental studies in complex fluids and soft materials. Topics of interest include the transport phenomena in biological tissues, design and fabrication of functional porous structures, enhanced oil recovery and flood conformance control, advanced materials for biomedical and optical applications, physics and applications of microfluidics, foam and emulsion physics, and synthesis of functional particulate materials.

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