Adhesion, Wetting, and Capillary Interactions


The first part of this thesis on soft matter at interfaces describes the effects of patterning on adhesive properties at the interface between a solid and a gel, or soft solid.

The second part describes our work on the wetting at the liquid/gas and liquid/liquid interface of very soft solids with different surface chemistries. 

In the third part, we investigate the capillary interactions that arise from colloids being deposited at anisotropically curved interfaces.