BEN's Lab @Northumbria

Extreme Materials and Devices Lab @Northumbria

The ongoing research interests are:
1. Switching droplet shape on a patterned elastomer surface.

Observation of pattern switching on (a) and off (b) under fluorescence microscopy; (c) droplet shape change (side view for the droplet with and without tension strain)

2. Elastic instabilities in soft materials, responsive controlling (
Creasing movie).
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--------- Electro-creasing --------------Thermal-creasing ------E-creasing Recovery ----- Electro-creasing wave ---------- 3D reconstruction--------

3. Micro-engineering and advanced manufacturing techniques (Laser cutting, Electro-spinning, 3D printing, FIB milling).
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4. Gel based nanocomposites with hierarchical structure for energy application.

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--------- Gel/NP hierarchical structure -----------Anode coiling------

5. Flexible electronics.
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--Stamp transferring -----multi-scale instabilities------Top view of the wrinkling on electrodes-----Creasing --- Creasing induced resistance dropping--

6. Smart materials, stimuli-responsive phenomenon.

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-----Shape memory Polymer------A micro-griper design-----


We gratefully acknowledge the funding for our researches provided by the following councils and sponsors:
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