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Group Members: Oliver Burnham

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Bain Group History

PhD Student, Durham University, 2011-present

Project Title

Polymerisation Systems for Microfabrication

Research Outline

As part of the Optonanofluidics collaboration, my research focuses on the application of optical trapping techniques to ultralow interfacial tension (ULIFT) emulsion systems. More specifically, my work aims to optically trap and deform ULIFT droplets of a readily polymerisable monomer, and to polymerise these droplets while precisely maintaining their deformation. Combining this method with microfluidic droplet generation should allow the rapid production of micron-scale beads of controlled shape.