October 7, 2021 /

Pretty Porous Science Lecture #9 "Drying dynamics of drops of complex fluids" with Nima Shokri

The SFB 1313 "Pretty Porous Science Lectures" #9 will be given by Nima Shokri from the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH)
[Picture: Prof. Dr. Nima Shokri]

We are pleased to announce that Nima Shokri from the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) will give the SFB 1313 "Pretty Porous Science Lecture" #9. His talk will be on "Drying dynamics of drops of complex fluids".

Date: Thursday, 7 October 2021
Time: 4:00 pm CET
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Nima Shokri, Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH)
Lecture title: "Drying dynamics of drops of complex fluids"
Place: If you are interested in participating in the lecture, please contact katharina.heck@iws.uni-stuttgart.de


The drying of colloidal dispersion is relevant to industrial applications such as the production of solid particulates, ceramics, catalysts, paints and pharmaceutical products as well as printing and coating processes. This motivated extensive research on the mechanisms governing drying-induced formation of particulate matters and stains. We focus on the effects of size of the suspended particles, the presence of surfactant in the evaporating solutions as well as transport properties of the substrate on the general dynamics and morphology of the particles and stains emerged as a result of drying of colloidal suspensions. Our results extend the understanding of the mechanisms controlling the rich range of patterns observed during evaporation of drops of complex fluids under different boundary conditions.

About Nima Shokri

Nima Shokri obtained his BSc and MSc degree in Mechanical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology and received his PhD in Mechanics of Solid and Fluids from Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) in 2009 followed by a postdoctoral research at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ). After his postdoctoral research, he worked as Assistant Professor (April 2010 – December 2012) at Boston University in the United States and as Lecturer (Jan 2013 – July 2016) and Senior Lecturer (August 2016 – June 2020) at The University of Manchester in the United Kingdom. In July 2020, he joined Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) as the Chair and Professor of Geo-Hydroinformatics. 

Nima Shokri's research focuses on hydrologic processes, environmental physics and energy related challenges. He is interested in creating new knowledge through research and innovation, developing new measurement tools and predictive capabilities to provide accurate understanding of multiphase and multiscale processes occurring near Earth’s surface. He combines theory, state-of-art modelling and experiments using cutting-edge tools such as synchrotron X-ray tomography, thermal imaging, 3D printing, microfluidics, advanced machine learning and computational fluid dynamics simulation to offer new insights to the multidisciplinary challenges associated with the soil-water-energy-climate nexus.

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