Semester and Master Projects

Fall 2019

Growing crystals within emulsion drops

To control the size of crystals that grow in bulk solution is often challenging. To address this challenge, we use  semi-permeable double emulsion drops of well-defined sizes to initiate the formation of crystals in their cores and to control their growth. In this project, you will learn how to produce and operate microfluidic devices to fabricate of double emulsions. You will lean how to initiate crystal formation in the cores of double emulsions and how to control their growth. You will investigate how the solute concentration and composition influences the size and structure of the resulting crystals. If you are interested, please, contact [email protected] for further information.