An interdisciplinary meeting on heat transfer effects in superhydrophobic surface theory and related areas.
Funded by the Royal Society. Red Lotus logo and banner pictured above by Georgios Karamanis.
Professor Darren Crowdy (Imperial College London, UK)
Professor Marc Hodes (Tufts University, USA)
Professor Demetrios Papageorgiou (Imperial College London, UK)
Superhydrophobic surfaces are ubiquitous in micro- and nano-fluidics; they are key to the realization of many technologies by reducing the high friction factors that occur when manipulating very small (often nanoliter) sized fluid volumes in micro/nano-devices. It is a hot topic area of research.
A sub-field, where experiment and theory lags, is the study of “heat transfer” effects on these surfaces. Yet this topic is of increasing importance for novel pumping, electronics cooling and other applications.
The main aim of this Royal Society International Scientific Seminar is to provide an opportunity for a group of 16 researchers including applied mathematicians, engineers and physicists invited by the workshop organizers to meet, interact, and learn about new challenges and sow the seeds for future interaction.