Cooperation with Prof. Kavehpour from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

A new collaboration with the Complex Fluids and Interfacial Physics Laboratory expands our scientific network

The cooperation with Prof. Pirouz Kavehpour from the UCLA enables us to further expand our internationally orientated knowledge transfer as an interface between industry and up-to-date scientific research.

The UCLA is one of the most renowned universities worldwide and took 8th place in the 2014 U. S. News Ranking of international academies. Our partner there, Prof. Pirouz Kavehpour, was the winner of the 2010 L. E. Scriven Young Investigator Award and teaches and conducts research in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. He is the director of the department’s Complex Fluids and Interfacial Physics Laboratory, where the focus of research is, inter alia, on the fields of material wetting and interfacial physics as well as friction effects on micro and nanostructured surfaces. His workgroup also makes an important contribution in the field of fluidics. Moreover, medically relevant research from the laboratory is directed at artificial organs, drug delivery in the body and the phenomena of cardiovascular flow. To support the workgroup in its research within the framework of the cooperation, we are equipping the laboratory with our latest instruments.

"We examine interfacial effects in many of our fields of research. So having instruments from KRÜSS at our disposal in our own laboratory is of course a great advantage”, says Prof. Kavehpour about the cooperation. Having direct access to KRÜSS instruments enables him and his students to address the surface-chemical aspects of their tasks more comprehensively.

The cooperation with Prof. Kavehpour offers us the chance of giving customers in the area of South California practical consultations in the laboratory. Seminars on the topic of interfacial chemistry, which we already carry out in our Hamburg location and many other places worldwide, are also planned for the UCLA. In addition, we will find out about new applications for interfacial chemistry thanks to Prof. Kavehpour and his team and can focus our product development even more specifically on the demands of the latest research as well as developing new methods of analysis.