New Langmuir Paper

Congrats to Jordan Lum and Jake Dove for their paper entitled “Single microbubble measurements of lipid monolayer viscoelastic properties for small amplitude oscillations.” This paper reports on theory and experiment relating lipid intermolecular forces to microbubble resonance and damping.

Lum Langmuir paper 2016

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New Paper: Adv Colloid & Interface Sci

Congratulations to Dr. Paul Mountford on his comprehensive review On the Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Superheated Fluorocarbon Phase Change Agents.  We provide an argument for the energy barrier to homogeneous nucleation as an explanation for the metastability of superheated PFC droplets used in ultrasonics.

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Nanosonic Bioreagents LLC

We recently launched our second spin-off company:  Nanosonics Bioreagents LLC.  This company based in Boulder CO focuses on reagents used for DNA shearing (e.g., for sequencing of genomic DNA) as well as phase-change agents ultrasound imaging and therapy.  Lab Alumnus Paul Mountford is the CEO, and lab alumnus Jameel Feshitan is the CFO.  Paul Dayton and his team from UNC Chapel Hill are co-Founders.

http://www.nsbioreagents.com/

Our first company (Advanced Microbubbles Laboratories LLC), also based in Boulder CO, was launched in 2014 by Jameel Feshitan, who is the Founder and CEO.

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Here at UniFi (Università degli Studi di Firenze)!

My family and I are settling into life in Firenze.  Now it’s back to work!  Here’s a view from my office.

unifi office

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Sabbatical in Firenze

Prof. Borden is taking sabbatical leave to work with Piero Tortoli at the University of Florence in Italy.  He plans to write a book on microbubbles and learn some electrical engineering of ultrasound devices.

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ACS Colloids

In early June, Prof. Borden gave a talk on sonoporation at the 2016 ACS Colloids symposium at Harvard.

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Research Opportunity in Singapore

Lab alumni and new Assistant Professor James Kwan is looking for outstanding postdoc candidates to join his laboratory in Singapore.  Please follow the link below:

http://www.ntu.edu.sg/ohr/career/CurrentOpenings/ResearchOpenings/SCBE/Pages/Doctorate-degree-in-Chemical-Engineering%2c-Biomedical-Engineering.aspx

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New Langmuir paper

This paper reports the outstanding work of Tim Segers, Michel Versluis and coworkers of the Physics of Fluids group at the University of Twente in the Netherlands.  I was honored to play a small role on this watershed study, which successfully achieved high-production microfluidic generation of lipid-coated microbubbles.  Surprising results include Ostwald ripening to a programmable stable diameter and modification of the shell elasticity with multiple sonication bursts.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27006083

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Congrats to Dr. Kang-Ho Song!

Kang-Ho Song successfully defended his PhD!  He is finishing some work at NIH, but plans to attend the graduation ceremony in May.  We look forward to giving him a proper send-off party!!!

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Congrats to James Kwan!

Congratulations to James Kwan on his new position as Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at NTU Singapore.

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