Prof. Amirfazli has produced exciting results in wetting behavior of surfaces, drop adhesion and shedding, understanding and application of super-hydrophobic coatings. He has more than 250 scientific contributions, many in prestigious peer reviewed journals. He is the Editor for the Advances in Colloid and Interface Science and Editorial board member of other journals. Dr. Amirfazli has been the recipient of the Martha Cook Piper Research prize, Killam Annual Professorship, Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award.
Study of surfaces and their applications; wetting; droplet physics; development of mobile (smartphone) based measurement techniques, and fluid behaviour in microgravity.
Surface sciences, wetting, adhesion, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and droplet physics.
Available equipment and techniques:
State-of-the-art surface tensionmetry and surface fabrication facilities. High speed camera and PIV systems. Various surface characterization techniques such as SEM, TEM, FTIR, laser confocal microscopy, AFM, etc. are available. Environmental chambers for icing and condensation (humidity control) experiments especially related to droplet physics.