Ying Zhang

Ph.D. (Graduated in May 2016)
Department of Physics

Project: Drop coalescence: the role of gravity, interfacial tension and wettability

Contact: 

  1.  Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ying-zhang-a7a8451a

Research Interests

Wetting properties, three phase contact line, drop coalescence, advective mixing, interfacial tension, surface tension, Neumann triangle, Surface Evolver, gravity driven current

Current Projects

  1. Gravity currents during the coalescence of sessile drops on partially wettable surface
  2. Stability of compound sessile drops

Publications

Y. Zhang, S.D. Oberdick, E.R. Swanson, S. Garoff and S.L. Anna, “Gravity driven current during the coalescence of two sessile drops” Physics of Fluids 27, 022101 (2015)

Y. Zhang, D. Chatain, S. Garoff and S.L. Anna, “Stability of a compound sessile drop at the axisymmetric configuration”. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 462, 88–99 (2016)

Presentations

Y. Zhang, S.D. Oberdick, S. Garoff and S.L. Anna, “Mixing in sessile drops merging on a surface” 86th ACS Colloid & Surface Science Symposium, Baltimore, 2012.

Y. Zhang, S.D. Oberdick, S. Garoff and S.L. Anna, “Gravity driven current during sessile drop coalescence on a surface” 66th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Pittsburgh, 2013

Y. Zhang, S. L. Anna, D. Chatain and S. Garoff, “Competition of interfacial and gravitational energies in determining the configuration of a compound sessile drop” 88th ACS Colloid & Surface Science Symposium, Philadelphia, 2014.

Y. Zhang, S. L. Anna, D. Chatain and S. Garoff, “Stability analysis of compound sessile drops at non-zero bond number” 89th ACS Colloid & Surface Science Symposium, Pittsburgh, 2015.

Computer Skills

  1. Program:    R, MATLAB, C/C++,Python, Mathematica
  2. Software:    Origin, Adobe Illustrator, ImageJ, Surface Evolver

Laboratory Skills

  1. Experimental Techniques: Surface fabrication/treatments (hydrophobic/-philic), Optical mounting,  Contact angle measurements, Particle size characterization, Differential scanning calorimetry, Fluid properties characterization (Surface/interfacial tension, viscosity) ,Light scattering, Video microscopy, Tensile Measurement
  2. Machining Techniques: Lathe, Band saw, Drilling, Plasma cutting, Laser cutting, MIG Welding, Milling

Education

PhD in Physics, Carnegie Mellon University, 2016

MS in Machine Learning, Carnegie Mellon University, 2016

MS in Colloids, Polymers and Surfaces, Carnegie Mellon University, 2016

MS in Physics, Carnegie Mellon University, 2011

BS in Physics, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), 2009

Visting student, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2007

Honors and Awards

The Departmental Research Fellowship, CMU 2012

Guo Moruo Scholarship , USTC 2009

National Scholarship, USTC 2008

Dean’s list, HKUST 2007

Zhang Zongzhi Scholarship, USTC 2006

Languages

Chinese (native), English (fluent), Japanese (intermediate)

Miscellaneous

Hobbies: Kendo (Japanese martial arts), Machine shop (e.g. Techshop), Running

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