The FLOID Lab studies fluid flows on spatial scales ranging from hundreds of nanometers to several centimeters, developing and using a variety of optical techniques to experimentally study these flows. Our research is motivated by applications including:
- Microscale transport in micro-total analysis systems, or “Labs on a Chip”
- Assembly and manipulation of sub-micron colloidal particles
- Magnetic fusion energy
- Passive evaporative cooling technologies (e.g. heat pipes)
We work with colleagues in Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear and Radiological Engineering, and Physics here at Georgia Tech, and colleagues at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Ohio State University, and Kyoto University in Japan.