I. Precision polymer processing and numerical simulation

– Flow analysis of injection molding and film insert molding

– Viscoelastic analysis and prediction of the residual stresses in injection molded parts

– Precise fabrication from the smallest and to the largest injection moldable polymer parts


II. Porous material

– Manufacture of silica aerogel/polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) thermal insulation composites

– Fabrication of microcellular nanocomposite foams by using a supercritical fluid

– Development of Graphene aerogel composites

– Theoretical modeling of bubble growth mechanism for microcellular foam processing


III. Microfluidics

– Simulation of water bouncing dynamic phenomena over the multi-scale hierarchical nanostructure

– Characterization of liquid crystal flow in a microchannel

– Simulation of Dean flow induced particle migration in a curved microchannel


IV. Processing of nanocomposites

-Development of Carbon Nanotube/Carbon Fiber/Nanoclay composites

-Fabrication of CNT/Graphene embedded polymer composites

-Manufacture of superior heat protective polymer nanocomposites

-Rheological and mechanical modeling of polymer nanocomposites


V. Numerical analysis and manufacturing of nanopattern insert molding (NPIM)

-Flow and viscoelastic analysis of NPIM by numerical simulation

-Prediction and measurement of the residual stresses in nanopattern insert molded parts

-Fabrication of NPIM by using water soluble and ultraviolet curable polymers


VI. Optical design of photonic crystal slabs in organic light emitting diode (OLED)

-Light emitting effect by photonic crystal structure

-Simulation of wave propagation in the dispersive photonic crystal media