Kim Williams
1. Interfaces • 3. Advanced characterization (multi-modes) • 5. Chemical processes-dependent on nano- and meso-scale dimensions • 9. Hybrid nano-materials

General Area(s) of Research: Nanomaterials and macromolecular separations and characterization including silicon quantum dots for PV

Description of potential projects for CINEMA applicants: Develop methods to isolate carbohydrate and lipids produced by micro-algae, understand role of stress conditions and genetic manipulations on amount and type of biofuels feedstock; Fundamental interfacial studies of the effect of naturally occurring nano-additives (alumina and alumina silicates) on emulsion stability, droplet size distribution, and emulsion phase inversion in biofuels with a novel multiscale experimental approach.