Complex Fluids and Soft Matter Laboratory
Shojaei-Zadeh Research Group
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey
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NEWS
+ Check out our new paper in Physical Review Fluids, link
+ ACS Nano published our paper on tilting and tumbling of Janus nanoparticles at sheared interfaces, link.
+ Isabel and Omer successfully passed their qualifying exams, Congratulations guys!
+ Robert Weir successfully defended his MS thesis. Congratulations Robert!
+ David Davis received NASA NJ Space Grant Consortium Summer Fellowship. Congratulations David!
+ Isabel, Omer, Rick, and Varsha joined the lab. Welcome guys!
+ Hossein Rezvantalab successfully defended his PhD thesis. Congratulations Dr. Rezvantalab!
+ Our paper on thermal diffusion of Janus nanoparticles at liquid interfaces has been selected as the featured article
and made it to the cover of The Journal of Chemical Physics, read more here.
+ Robert Weir and Laura Ostar received student poster award from the ACS Division of Colloid and Surface Science
during the 89th symposium held at Carnegie Mellon University! Congratulations!

EVENTS
+ NCS6 and NCS7 will be hosted by the Stevens Institute (Jan 2017) and Princeton University (May 2017) respectively. Stay tuned for updates!
+ NCS5 was hosted by NYU-Poly (here).
+ NCS4, hosted by Stony Brook University (here) was a great success!
+ The 6th International Symposium on Advances in Computational Heat Transfer, Rutgers University, read more here.

RESEARCH
We investigate fundamental problems related to complex fluids and soft materials (e.g. foams, suspensions, emulsions, liquid crystals,
and colloids) to utilize their potential for applications related to advanced manufacturing, energy, human health, and the environment.

Current research projects are related to:
+ Self- and driven-assembly of colloidal particles at liquid interfaces
+ Drying of porous materials
+ Pharmaceutical manufacturing
+ Microfluidics and complex fluids

Group Members

Shahab Shojaei-Zadeh, Principal Investigator

Assistant Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Affiliated Faculty of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering
Institute for Advanced Materials, Devices and Nanotechnology (IAMDN)
Center for Structured Organic Particulate Systems (C-SOPS)

Graduate Researchers

+ David Cunningham (PhD)
+ Isabel Liberis (PhD)
+ Omer Alabidalkreem (PhD)
+ Rick Schieni (MS)
+ Varsha Vasthare (MS)

Available positions
- MS and ME positions are available. Please contact me for details.
- To inquire about available PhD positions, please email me your CV, transcripts, and copy of your publications.

Undergraduate Researchers
+ Adam Moskowitz
+ Abhay Srinivas
+ John-Baptist Kauzya
+ Sruti Madhusudhan
+ Morgan Taylor (Aresty research assistant)
+ Katherine Zak-Strzalka (Aresty research assistant)
+ Michael LaMura (Brookdale Community College)

We always welcome enthusiastic and motivated undergraduate researchers in the lab. Please email me if interested to join the group.

Publications

Referred articles

16) I. Liberis, S. Shojaei-Zadeh “Surface Coalescence of Newtonian and Non-Newtonian Droplets,” in prep. 
15) H. Rezvantalab, K. Connington, S. Shojaei-Zadeh "Shear-Induced Interfacial Assembly of Janus Particles,” Phys. Rev. Fluids, under review.
14) R. Weir, S. Shojaei-Zadeh “Hollow Janus Cylinders at Liquid Interfaces,” in prep.
13) H. Rezvantalab, N. Ghazi, S. Shojaei-Zadeh "Aqueous-Based Processing of PVDF/MWCNT Porous Polymer Composites," in prep.
12) H. Haddadi, S. Shojaei-Zadeh, JF. Morris "Lattice-Boltzmann Simulation of Inertial Particle-Laden Flow around an Obstacle,” Phys. Rev. Fluids, 2016, 1, 024201  (link).
11) H. Rezvantalab, G. Drazer, S. Shojaei-Zadeh "Thermal Diffusion and Rotational Relaxation of Janus Nanoparticles at Liquid Interfaces," J. Chem. Phys., 2015, 142, 014701. (link)
Featured article and cover (editorial selection)
10) H. Haddadi, S. Shojaei-Zadeh, K. Connington, JF. Morris "Suspension Flow Past a Cylinder: Particle Interaction with Recirculating Wakes," J. Fluid Mech., 2014, 760, R2. (link)
9) H. Rezvantalab, S. Shojaei-Zadeh "Designing Patchy Particles for Optimum Interfacial Activity," Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2014, 16, 8283. (link)
8) H. Rezvantalab, S. Shojaei-Zadeh "Role of Geometry and Amphiphilicity on Capillary-Induced Interactions between Anisotropic Janus Particles," Langmuir, 2013, 29, 14962. (link)
7) H. Rezvantalab, S. Shojaei-Zadeh "Capillary-Induced Interactions between Spherical Janus Particles at Fluid-Liquid Interfaces," Soft Matter, 2013, 9, 3640. (link)
6) H. Rezvantalab, S. Shojaei-Zadeh "Particle Adsorption at Oil-Water Interfaces during a Cross-linking Reaction," J. Colloid & Interf. Sci., 2013, 400, 70-77. (link)
5) X. Chen, S. Shojaei-Zadeh, C. Maldarelli "A Lipobead Microarray Assembled by Particle Entrapment in a Microfluidic Obstacle Course and Used For the Display of Cell Membrane Receptors,"Lab on a Chip 2013, 13, 3041. (link)
4) S. Shojaei-Zadeh, J.F. Morris, A. Couzis, C. Maldarelli "Highly Crosslinked Poly(Dimethylsiloxane) Microbeads with Uniformly Dispersed Quantum Dot Nanocrystals," J. Colloid & Interf. Sci., 2011, 363, 25. (link)
3) S. Shojaei-Zadeh, S. Swanson, S.L. Anna "Highly Uniform Micro-cavity Arrays in Flexible Elastomer Film," Soft Matter, 2009, 5, 743. (link)
Featured article (editorial selection)
2) S. Shojaei-Zadeh, S.L. Anna "Role of Surface Anchoring and Geometric Confinement on Focal Conic Textures in Smectic-A Liquid Crystals," Langmuir, 2006, 22, 9986. (link)
1) Y. Yang, S. Shojaei-Zadeh, J.A. Bain. J-G. Zhu, M. Asheghi "Detailed Modeling of Temperature Rise in Giant Magnetoresistive (GMR) Sensor during the ESD Events," Journal of Applied Physics, 2004, 95, 11, 6780. (link)

Conference Proceedings
1) H. Rezvantalab, S. Shojaei-Zadeh "Behavior of Janus Particles at Liquid Interfaces," 2014, Paper FEDSM2014-22144, ASME 4th Joint US-European Fluids Engineering Summer Meeting, August 3-7, Chicago.
2) S. Shojaei-Zadeh, S. Zhang, W. Liu, Y. Yang, S. M. Sadeghipour, M. Asheghi, P. Sverdrup"Thermal Characterization of Thin Film Cu Interconnects for the New Generation of Microelectronic Devices,"ITHERM, Proceedings of the Intersociety Conference on Thermal and Thermomechanical Phenomena in Electronic Systems, 2004, 2, 575. (link)
3) S. Shojaei-Zadeh, C.T. Li, Y. Yang, W. Liu, S.M. Sadeghipour, M. Asheghi "The Film on Substrate Technique, Rapid Thermal Characterization of the High Thermal Conductivity Films," ITHERM, Proceedings of the Intersociety Conference on Thermal & Thermomechanical Phenomena in Electronic Syst., 2004, 2, 418. (link)
4) Y. Yang, W. Liu, Shahab Shojaei-Zadeh, S. Zhang, and M. Asheghi "Thermal Property Measurements of Giant Magnetoresistive (GMR) Layers," Proceedings of the ASME Heat Transfer Division, 2002, 372, 195.

Conference Presentations (2010 onward)
1) I. Liberis, D. Davis, S. Shojaei-Zadeh “Surface Coalescence of Multiple Droplets” 90th Colloid and Surface Science Symposium, June 2016, Harvard University, Boston.
2) R. Weir, S. Shojaei-Zadeh “Hollow Janus Particles at Liquid Interfaces” 90th Colloid and Surface Science Symposium, June 2016, Harvard University, Boston, MA.
3) S. Shojaei-Zadeh, H. Rezvantalab “Tilting and Tumbling of Janus Nanoparticles at Sheared Interfaces” 68th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics: November 2015, Boston, MA.
4) JF Morris, H. Haddadi, S. Shojaei-Zadeh, K. Connington “Flow of a Suspension over an Obstacle: Revisiting an Old Problem in a New Context” 68th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics: November 2015, Boston, MA.
5) H. Rezvantalab, K. Connington, S. Shojaei-Zadeh “Flow-Induced Assembly of Janus Particles at a Liquid Interface” 89th Colloid and Surface Science Symposium, June 2015, Pittsburgh, PA.
6) L. Ostar, R. Weir, S. Shojaei-Zadeh “Self-Assembly of Hollow Cylinders at Liquid Interfaces” 89th Colloid and Surface Science Symposium, June 2015, Pittsburgh, PA.
7) S. Rowe, R. Warda, S. Shojaei-Zadeh “Drainage-Induced Foaming in Pickering Foams” 89th Colloid and Surface Science Symposium, June 2015, Pittsburgh, PA. 8) H. Rezvantalab, S. Shojaei-Zadeh “Interfacial hydrodynamics of Janus nanoparticles” 89th Colloid and Surface Science Symposium, June 2015, Pittsburgh, PA
9) H. Rezvantalab, S. Shojaei-Zadeh "Interfacial transport and orientation of Janus nanoparticles under shear flow," 67th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics: November 2014, San Fransisco, CA.
10) H. Rezvantalab, S. Shojaei-Zadeh "Translational and rotational diffusion of Janus nanoparticles at liquid interfaces," 67th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics: November 2014, San Fransisco, CA.
11) S. Shojaei-Zadeh, H. Rezvantalab "Capillary-induced Interactions and Assembly of Janus Particles at Liquid Interfaces," 17th US National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Michigan State University, June 15-20, 2014.
12) H. Rezvantalab, G. Drazer, S. Shojaei-Zadeh "Translational and Rotational Thermal Motion of Janus Particles at Fluid Interfaces," 17th US National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Michigan State University, June 15-20, 2014.
13) S. Shojaei-Zadeh, H. Rezvantalab "Aqueous-based Processing of Functional Porous Polymer Composites," 88th Colloid and Surface Science Symposium, June 2014, Philadelphia, PA.
14) H. Rezvantalab, S. Shojaei-Zadeh "Janus Particles at Liquid Interfaces," 88th Colloid and Surface Science Symposium, June 2014, Philadelphia, PA.
15) H. Rezvantalab, A. Hashemi, and S. Shojaei-Zadeh "Designing spherical patchy particles for optimum surface activity at liquid-fluid interfaces," 66th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics: November 2013, Pittsburgh, PA.
16) H. Rezvantalab, S. Rowe, S. Shojaei-Zadeh "Inter-particle Interactions and Assembly of Ellipsoidal Janus Particles at Liquid Interfaces," 66th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics: November 2013, Pittsburgh, PA.
17) H. Rezvantalab, S. Shojaei-Zadeh "Capillary Interactions between Spherical Janus Particles at Liquid-Liquid Interfaces," 65th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics: November 2012, San Diego, CA.
18) N. Ghazi, A. Hosseini, S. Shojaei-Zadeh "Interaction of Droplets in Recirculation Regions within Microfluidic Systems," 65th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics: November 2012, San Diego, CA.
19) S. Shojaei-Zadeh, M.C. Fechtmann "Mixing Enhancement in 3D Helical Microchannels," 2012 AIChE Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA.
20) H. Rezvantalab, S. Shojaei-Zadeh "Production of Liquid Marbles with a Highly Viscous Elastomer Core," 86th Colloid and Surface Science Symposium, June 2012, Baltimore, MD.
21) M.C. Fechtmann, S. Shojaei-Zadeh "A Novel Process to Fabricate Open Cell Foams for Selective Oil/Water Separation," 86th Colloid and Surface Science Symposium, June 2012, Baltimore, MD.
22) M.J. Ambrusch, S. Shojaei-Zadeh "Design and Synthesis of Hierarchical Porous Polymers using Particle-Stabilized Foams" 86th Colloid and Surface Science Symposium, June 2012, Baltimore, MD.
23) M.C. Fechtmann, M.J. Ambrusch, S. Shojaei-Zadeh "Mixing in 3D Linear Spiral Microchannels" 64th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics: November 2011, Baltimore, MD.
24) M.C. Fechtmann, S. Shojaei-Zadeh "Combinatorial Organic Photovoltaic Microfluidic Device," 2011 AIChE Annual Meeting, Mineapolis, MN.
25) A. Ruff, S. Shojaei-Zadeh "Microfluidic Approaches for Measurement of Cellular Mechanical Properties", 85th ACS Colloid and Surface Science Symposium: June 2011, Montreal, Canada.
26) S. Shojaei-Zadeh, C. Maldarelli "Computational Design and Experimental Verification of Microfluidic Platforms for Deterministic Arraying of Microparticles for Point-of-Care Applications," 2010 AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT.
27) S. Shojaei-Zadeh, J.F. Morris, "Probing Particle Transport in Closed-Streamline Flows with Mmicrofluidic Devices", 63rd Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics: November 2010, Long Beach, CA.
28) J.W. Gallaway, S.Shojaei-Zadeh, A. Gaikwad, D. Steingart "Electrochemical and Optical Monitoring of Metal Electrodeposition Interfaces in a Microfluidic Cell" 2010 Materials Research Society (MRS) Fall Meeting: December 2010, Boston MA.

Patent
S. Shojaei-Zadeh and MC. Fechtmann "Open-cell foam for the selective absorption of oil from water" US Patent 9,388,289 B2.


Resources
Equipment Inverted microscope | high-speed camera | syringe pumps | probe sonicator | plasma cleaner | electrospinner | spin coater |
Facilities We have access to several resources for our research including MERL, Electron microscopes, and Rheometers.

Collborators
Prof. Jeff Morris – Levich Institute
Prof. Charles MaldarelliLevich Institute
Prof. Joel KoplikLevich Institute
Prof. German Drazer – Rutgers
Prof. Javier Diez – Rutgers
Prof. Mona Zebarjadi – University of Virginia
Prof. Pinar Akcora – Stevens Institute of Technology
Prof. Kevin Connington – Stevens Institute of Technology

Alumni
Graduate Students
+ Hossein Rezvantalab, PhD 2015 (postdoc at University of Michigan - Larson Group)
+ Robert Weir, MS 2015 (at Harris Corp)
+ Stephen Rowe, ME 2015 (at D+R International)
+ Naveen Ramireddygari, ME 2015 (at GM)
+ Michael C. Fechtmann, MS 2013 (at NAVAIR)

Undergraduate Students
JJ Slade Scholars
+ Erik Lenhardt, BS 2014 (graduate student at Georgia Tech)
+ Ashkan Hosseini, BS 2013 (graduate student at UT Austin)
+ Matthew Thorn, BS 2013 (at Autodesk)
+ Matthew Ambrusch, BS 2012 (at Langan Engineering)
NASA New Jersey Space Grant Consortium Summer Fellows
+ David Davis, 2016
+ Laura Ostar, 2015
+ Adam Winkler, 2015 (Brookdale Community College)
+ Stephen Rowe, 2014
+ Emily Lopez, 2013
+ Jeffrey Infante, 2013
+ Matthew Ambrusch, 2012
Summer Researchers
+ Vanita Thompson, 2015 GET-UP REU (Kingsborough Community College)
+ Stephanie Hull, BS 2016
+ Tande Mungwa, BS 2017
+ Rimsha Warda, BS 2017
+ Hermise Raju, BS 2017
+ Ali Hashemi, BS 2014 (graudate student at Colorado School of Mine)
+ Scott Keller, BS 2013 (graduate student at Princeton)
+ Christopher Deppe, BS 2013 (PhD candidate at Rutgers)
+ Benjamin Huang, BS 2012 (graduate student at Drexel)
+ Jill Zakarzewski, BS 2012 (at Verizon - graduate student at Boston University)
+ Grace Choi, BS 2013
+ Jordan Zuber, BS 2014
+ Sanath Sambamorthy, BS 2014
+ Mackenzie Weston, BS 2012
+ Alexandra Ruff, BS 2012

Contact
Shahab Shojaei-Zadeh, PhD
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Piscataway, NJ 08854 - USA
zadeh at rutgers dot edu
848-445-3797

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