About

Our aim is to gain new insights into nano/microscale mechanisms underlying thermofluidic and interfacial phenomena and to use this knowledge to design nanoengineered solutions which enhance the macroscale performance of a variety of industrial systems. Our current work focuses on enhancing the efficiency and safety of energy, thermal desalination, and  transportation systems.

Contact: konradr (at) asu.edu

News

11/1/2014: We are presenting at APS DFD in San Francisco:
D13.00006: Robust and Drain Resistant Lubricated Omniphobic Fabrics
D13.00009 Bioinspired Antifreeze Secreting Frost-Responsive Pagophobic Coatings
E12.00002 Design of a Condensation-Based Contact Angle Goniometer
E13.00004 Condensation Dynamics on Mimicked Metal Matrix Hydrophobic Nanoparticle-Composites
EH36.00009 Rapid 3D Printing of Multifunctional Calcium Alginate Gel Pipes using Coaxial Jet Extruder
L11.00006 Compact Two-Liquid Microfluidic Hyperelastic Capacitive Strain Sensors
R14.00005 Different Shades of Oxide: Wetting Mechanisms of Gallium-based Liquid Metal Drops

11/1/2014: Droplet nucleation paper amongst most downloaded and read papers in Soft Matter in last 30 days

10/21/2014: How droplets nucleate and grow on liquids and liquid impregnated surfaces by Sushant Anand, Konrad Rykaczewski, and Srinivas Subramanyam, Daniel Beysens, and Kripa K. Varanasi accepted for publication in Soft Matter

9/2014: Chris, Abhi and Sriram join our group

6/21/2014: Dynamics of Silver Nanoparticle Release from Wound Dressings Revealed via in situ Nanoscale Imaging by Holbrook, Rykaczewski, and Staymates accepted for publication in Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine

5/21/2014: Different Shades of Oxide: from Nanoscale Wetting to Contact Printing of Gallium based Liquid Metals by Doudrick, Liu,  Mutunga, Klein, Damle, Varanasi, and Rykaczewski published in Langmuir

4/8/2014: Review article on In Situ FIB-SEM Characterization and Manipulation Methods by Antoniou, Rykaczewski, and Uchic published in special edition of MRS Bulletin on FIB-SEM technology

3/6/2014: Dropwise Condensation of Low Surface Tension Fluids on Omniphobic Surfaces published in Scientific Reports

12/2013 Ajay joins our group

12/2013 Our research featured in ASU’s LeRoy Eyring Center for Solid State Science fall newsletter

10/2013: Gopala and Shanliangzi join our group

9/26/2013: collaborative paper with MIT on ice adhesion on Lubricant Impregnated Surfaces published in Langmuir

8/2013: Kyle, Xiaoda, and Viraj join our group