Research interests

We are a highly interdisciplinary research team with interests in the field of soft condensed matter. We implement the tools of microfluidics, microscopy, high-speed imaging, and quantitative image analysis to study experimental problems that lie at the interface of fluid mechanics, chemistry, and biology at low-Reynolds numbers. For example, some problems we are interested in understanding are:

  • Physical interactions between microorganisms and oil droplets and their effect on bioremediation

  • Fluid-structure interactions of flexible polymers in viscous flows and their effect on bulk rheology

  • Pattern formation and collective behavior of active colloids and the effect on interfacial mechanics

  • Interested in contributing your skills and joining our team?

    We have openings for highly motivated graduate students and postdocs! Please send an email to gjuarez -at- illinois -dot- edu expressing your interests.