The Interfacial Physics Group

Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Physics



Stephen Garoff

Phone: (412) 268-6877
Fax: (412) 681-0648
Curriculum Vitae


Graduate Students Past and Present

Name Title Thesis Title
Lena Asavathiratham Past Graduate Student Image Analysis as a Tool to Study Electrokinetics of Heterogeneously Charged Colloids
Benjamin Beppler Past Graduate Student Deposition Through Moving Contact Lines
William Birch Past Graduate Student The Microscopic and Molecular Structure of Precursing Thin Films of Surfactant Solutions on Silicon Oxide/Silicon Surfaces
Sebastian Catana Past Graduate Student Tangential Forces between Spheres of Colloidal Doublets
Qun Chen Past Graduate Student Experimental Investigation of Dynamic Wetting Models: Interface Shapes and Velocity ields Near the Moving Contact Line
Xia Chen Past Graduate Student Effects of Thin and Ultra-Thin Liquid Films on Dynamic Wetting
Chiung-Hsuan Chung Past Gradate Stdent Marangoni Driven Flow of Surfactant Solutions on Polymer Solution Subphase
Eldon Decker Past Graduate Student Contact line Structure and Relaxation on Surfaces with Contact Angle Hysteresis
Dimitar Draganov Past Graduate Student Transition Region and Precursing Films of Polymer Melts
Benjamin Frank Past Graduate Student Surfactant Self-Assembly Near Contact Lines: Control of Advancing Surfactant Solutions
Jason Hamm Past Graduate Student Redispersion of Polymer Coated Colloidal Aggregates with Changing Solvent Quality
Keith Humfeld Past Graduate Student Interface Shapes and Thing Film Structures of Complete Partial, and Pseudo Partial Wetting Systems
Parv Jain Past Graduate Student Dissolution of a Physically Entangled Polymer Solution at a Few Times the Overlap Concentration
Amsul Khanal Present Graduate Student Surfactant Enhanced Drug Delivery
Junhyung Kim Past Graduate Student Dynamics of Particles in Spatially and Temporally Varying Electric Fields near Electrodes
Kevin Koch Present Graduate Student Surface Tension Gradient Driven Flows on Complex Subphases
Barry Luokkala Past Graduate Student Interfacial Structure and Rearrangement of Nonionic Surfactants Near a Receding Contact Line
John Marsh Past Graduate Student Dynamic Contact Angles and Hydrodynamics Near a Moving Contact Line
Jaehyun Moon Past Graduate Student The wetting characteristics and diffusive growth of precursing films in single and multi component metallic systms
Gurudatta Nadkarni Past Graduate Student The Complex Microscopic Contact Line Motion On Ambient Surfaces
Dan Qu Past Graduate Student Hydrodynamics of Dip-Coated Thin Films in the Presence of Evaporation and Surfactant Structures Controlling Spontaneous Dewetting
Gitanjali Seevaratnam Past Graduate Student Dynamic Wetting of Non-Newtonian Fluids
Kroum Stoev Past Graduate Student Thin Film and Inertial Effects on the Hydrodynamics Near Moving Contact Lines
Yue Suo Past Graduate Student Unsteady Spreading of Newtonian Fluids and Dynamic Wetting of Shear-Thinning Fluids
Kalyani Varanasi Past Graduate Student Dynamic Wetting at Receding Contact Lines of Soluble Surfactant Solutions: Hydrodynamics and Molecular Assemblies
Darrell Velegol Past Graduate Student Determining the Forces between Colloidal Particles Using Differential Electrophoresis
Yuli Wei Past Graduate Student Dynamic Wetting of Viscous and Vicoelastic Fluids
Keith Willson Past Graduate Student Dynamic Wetting of Polyer Melts- And Investigation of the Role of Material Properties and the Inner Scale Hydrodynamics


Post Doctoral Research Associates

Nitin Kumar
Enrique Ramé


Present Undergraduates

Austin Good Alex Markov Justin Winokur


Present and Recent Collaborators

Shelly Anna Chemical and Mechanical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
Bruce Armitage Chemistry
Carnegie Mellon Univeristy
Marcel Brouehiz Chemistry
Carnegie Mellon Univeristy
Tim Corcoran School of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
Mohammad Islam Chemical and Mechanical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
Amy Marcinkowski Biomedical Engineering
University of Pittsburgh
G. Parris Air Products
Allentown, PA
Joe Pilewski University of Pittsburgh
Todd Przybycien Biomedical and Chemical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
Enrique Ramé National Center for Microgravity Research
Robert Tilton Biomedical and Chemical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
Lynn Walker Chemical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
Paul Wynblatt Material Science
Carnegie Mellon University