A wettability switchable surface will be demonstrated to study the contact angle hysteresis of liquid droplet. Manipulation of surface wettability can be applied in the field of biomedical (cell-surface interaction) and fluids dynamics (friction reduction). [...]
In this work, we study Atomic Force Microscope local oxidation lithography to precisely fabricate nanometer-scale structures from graphene, a recently discovered material with exceptional electrical properties. We have systematically studied oxidation parameters (electric field, humidity, [...]
Experimental characterization of mechanical behavior of nanostructures can be cumbersome and expensive. Design of nano-structured materials with properties tailored to meet macro-scale requirements invariably requires model-based understanding of the structure-to -property relationships. In this effort, [...]
To improve 5- aminolevulinic acid’s (5-ALA) selective retention in tumor cells and efficient damage tumor cells in photodynamic therapy (PDT), biocompatible gold (Au) nanoparticles were proposed as the carrier to selectively deliver 5-ALA into tumor-like [...]
Multifucntional fibrous scaffolds can be produced via layer-by-layer deposition of electrospun nanofibers containing variable function. This scaffolds can be used in tissue engineering of complex structure by allowing specific controlled microenvironment for heterogeneous cell types.