Student were assigned to do a course project on a subject of their choosing. The only constraint was that the subject had to involve the theme of the course (surface tension). Students were encouraged to pursue a subject that is not closely related to their doctoral research.
The course project was worth 50% of the course grade: 30% of it being based on the final paper, 20% on a 15 minute final presentation.
Listed below are the titles of the twenty course projects done by the students in the class, categorized according to 5 themes.
Surface forces and the origin of life
Optimizing the shape of the hummingbird's tongue
Adhesion and de-adhesion mechanisms of the beetle
Biomimicry, and the Marangoni cocktail boat
Modeling cavitation damage from shock-induced bubble collapse
Application of cavitation bubbles to transdermal drug delivery
Drop rebound from textured superhydrophobic surfaces
Drop impact: splashing on smooth hydrophobic and hydrophilic surfaces
Slurping: Interfacial Instabilities in Narrow Tubes
The Break-up of a Fluid Jet in a Gaseous Cross-flow
Creating Drops by Cylinder Retraction
The role of surface tension in carbon dioxide sequestration
Promoting Slip with Hydrophobically Modified Channels
Hysteresis and Contact Line Motion on Superhydrophobic Micro-textured Surfaces
From Coffee Rings to Self-assembled Nanoparticle Trees
Creating Micro-textured Surfaces via Solution Spraying
Modeling the Bouncing-Walking Transition for Drops Suspended on a Vibrating Fluid Bath
Wave-particle Coupling and Walking Droplets
The PDF of Walking Droplets
A Ferromagnetic-hydrodynamic Analog to Quantum Spin