Temperature dependent phase transitions of aerosol droplets

I designed and developed microfluidic devices and experimental protocols for studying phase changes such as liquid-liquid phase separation (LLPS) and efflorescence (crystallization) in aerosol droplets as a function of temperature, relative humidity and organic to inorganic ratio of solutes. For this project, I led a group of graduate students from UMN and UC San Diego to perform complementary experiments. I performed a cost analysis before purchasing a temperature-controlled static stage, designed and fabricated microfluidic devices to use with the stage, performed the microfluidic experiments and performed confocal Raman spectroscopic studies on phase separated droplets to identify the chemical nature of separated phases.