Time 6.30 for 7.00pm ( refreshments from 6.30)
“I never imagined that studying how some insects skate across the surface of a pond, dive below its surface and breathe underwater without the need for gills would lead me to studying how ships and boats might be made faster and more efficient and glass and plastic in optics can be replaced by liquids - but that is what being a scientist is all about and why it is so exciting.”
Professor Glen McHale will describe his research on understanding how micro- and nanoscale surface structure can create super-repellent surfaces, on which water and oil droplets simply ball up and roll-off, and super-hydrophilic surfaces that pull out liquids into films. He will reveal examples of radical optical devices, ultra low drag surfaces and other applications of this research.
I attach photo as supplied by Prof McHale with his permission.