Welcome to the Polymer Thin Film Processing (PTFP) Group
The Polymer Thin Film Processing (PTFP) research group conducts fundamental studies related to the production of polymer thin film. Our mission is to elucidate the science of scaling thin films from solution, based on conventional and advanced manufacturing techniques. Our work is centered on the flow behavior of fluids and the scaled manufacture of polymer thin films. This work can be applied to a plethora of areas, including polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs), electrochemical capacitors, electrolysis cells, electrodialysis process, flexible electronics, and desalination systems. In this research program, we synergistically integrate material processing, fluid transport, and design to:
- Understand the influence of wetting phenomena on the initiation and propagation of defects in polymer thin films (< 250 μm) during manufacture,
- Investigate fluid flow and transport phenomena related to the direct coating of porous media, and
- Implement new manufacturing processes and system designs for scalable manufacturing.
We welcome your to our site and welcome future interactions!
- Congratulations to Yuhan Xiao on her successful defense of her master’s thesis, April 2019
- Congratulations to Peter Griffiths on receiving the school-level TA of the Year award from the Center for Teaching and Learning, April 2019
- Congratulations to Dr. Harris on her selection for the ISCST L.E. Scriven Young Investigator Award, September 2018
- The PTFP Group welcomes new members Jesse Sestito, Nishanth Kathivel, and Tae Joong Jeong, August 2016
- Congratulations to Peter Griffiths on passing his PhD Qualifying Exam, March 2016
- The PTFP Group welcomes new members Naveen Shrivastava and Ana Girardot, January 2016
- Congratulations to Ara Parsekian on passing his PhD Qualifying Exam, November 2015
- Congratulations to Dr. Harris on her acceptance to the 2015-2016 Class of the Executive Leadership in Academic Technology and Engineering (ELATE) Program at Drexel University, August 2015.
- Congratulations to Peter Griffiths on his acceptance to the Georgia Tech FLAMEL IGERT program, May 2015.
- Dr. Harris gives an invited talk at the International Conference on Advanced Materials in Irbid, Jordan, May 2015.