The object of this research semester was to become more familiar with the research area of the Nanoscale Energy and Interfacial Transport (NEIT) lab led by Dr. Damena Agonafer, establish the physical lab and its materials, verify Popov’s model using MatLab , and finding the lowest energy state of a steady state meniscus using Surface Evolver. Progress on each of these tasks has been significant, and in the process valuable skills have been developed such as MatLab modeling, coding using c and operating Surface Evolver, collaborating , and holistically analyzing a population of journal articles to understand the subject. Outcomes of this semester include a much deeper understanding on the topic, knowledge in using both MatLab and Surface Evolver, and a lab that is near complete in terms of being set up.

Document Type

Final Report

Author's School

McKelvey School of Engineering

Author's Department

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Class Name

Mechanical Engineering and Material Sciences Independent Study

Date of Submission