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Colloids and Interfaces Group
Departments of Forest Biomaterials and Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, NC State

Our research involves the study of adsorption behaviors of surfactants and (bio)polymers at solid/liquid and liquid/air interfaces by using state-of-the-art techniques. The interfacial properties of adsorbed layers are being investigated using light scattering, piezoelectric sensing, spectroscopic and interaction forces/imaging (AFM) techniques. Current research is focus on adhesion forces in model cellulose surfaces; adsorption of synthetic and natural polymers in lignocellulosic systems; boundary layer lubrication; enzyme activity and surface phenomena.

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Our research sponsors:
NSF, Environmental Protection Agency, Novozymes, USDA, National Textile Center, NC Biotech Center, National Center for Food Protection and Defense (Homeland Security), NCSU Nanotechnology Steering Committee, ACS Petroleum Research Fund, Department of Transportation (Sun Grant-UT) and Nonwovens Cooperative Research Center.
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