Engineering Microscale Interfaces Using Convection and Curvature

Shelley Anna

Shelley Anna

Associate Professor

Carnegie Mellon University

Shelley Anna holds a joint appointment in the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Chemical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, and a Courtesy appointment in the Department of Physics. The objective of her research is to develop novel methods to precisely synthesize soft materials and to characterize physical mechanisms governing their dynamics. To achieve this goal, her research group uses experimental fluid dynamics tools combined with physical modeling and analysis.

Soft materials are critical to the function of numerous engineering technologies that impact our lives, from consumer products and pharmaceuticals to optical devices and energy solutions. Common to all soft materials is the presence of an underlying structure, whether droplets, defects, or macromolecules. Microfluidics has revolutionized our approach to synthesis and characterization of soft materials by enabling precise fabrication and control of flows at length scales that interact with the microstructure. The research objective in the Anna Laboratory is to use these advantages to develop new fabrication and measurement methods that will enable us to build a comprehensive body of knowledge of the dynamics of complex fluids.

Current projects emphasize three research areas, which are collectively funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Energy Technology Laboratory, the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Technology Alliance, the ACS Petroleum Research Fund, and the Berkman Faculty Development Fund.

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