Raison d'etre

As any entity dedicated to scientific research, our goal is to impact the scientific community, industry, and society positively through our flutter of activities. LOAM was formed on the belief that the scientific problems of today will increasingly need to be solved using multidisciplinary tools. We seek to apply optics and applied mechanics approaches to this end.

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RESEARCH GALLERY (use the dot slider to scroll)

Superhydrophobic manhole for drops Measuring wetting of microplate wells Captive bubbles with low pressure Drops resonate with modified hysteresis Gyros help with dried blood collection IMUs to prevent spillage in automation Liquid resonance from superhydrophobic stick-slips Glycerol-water drops elongate on PTFE Controlled bubble movement on plastrons Uphill transport of drops with airflow Evaporation & squeeze flow in environmental sensing Bubble growth through plastrons Single laser trap does particle exchange Power is nothing without control on superhydrophobics Strange drop shapes forming on superhydrophobic surface Transparency microplates may reduce edge effect Hydrostatic pressure affects bubble dispensed Inexpensive superhydrophobic surfaces Transparency microplates with adapted base Transparency microplates under impact Coffee stain creates crystal & non crystal regions Scale-like cantilever traps bacteria cells Brownian nanorod with plasmonics environment sensing Squeeze flow improves probe tip sensing Bubbles dispense different to liquid with tip retreat Hydrophobic transparencies resist evaporation Drops do wheelie on superhydrophobic incline Squeeze flow with coverslip collects bioparticles First ever optical trapping map of spheres Drop on superhydrophobic surface via nebulization Liquid bridge on rods for microplating Microplate with scribed transparencies Carbon nanotube probes liable to buckle Cells that are stirred optically, not shaken Step architecture provides firm bioparticle aggregation Superhydrophobic compression aids coverage & mixing Brownian rods offer way to sense micro-environment Modelling of capillary filling for preconcentration Microflake retraction encountering metastable states Evacuation effects on coffee stain deposition Superhydrophobic preconcentration & cryopreservation Laser focus push pulling moves particles laterally Microplates made with transparencies are cost effective Dangling foil unlocks superhydrophobic surface dynamics Discrete liquid transfer with liquid bridges Improved phase retrieval of transient events Droplet pull creates capillary flow Wicking easily creates electrical circuits Evaporation allows analyte pre-concentration
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