Spray coating and inkjet-based electronics manufacture are among the industrial applications in which liquid droplets are applied to a surface. But minuscule air bubbles that get trapped beneath the droplet as it lands can affect the coating’s quality and uniformity.
Kenneth Langley is a Ph.D. student in Sigurdur Thoroddsen's laboratory. In 2015, after working as a civilian engineer for the U.S. Air Force, Langley came to KAUST to join Thoroddsen's lab and their focus on experiments in fluid mechanics using high-speed imaging. Researchers in Thoroddsen's lab investigate the dynamics of drops and bubbles, including splashing, wetting and the formation of jets and sprays.
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