Welcome to the Garbin Research Group. We are based in the Department of Chemical Engineering at TU Delft. We are interested in the behaviors of soft materials under flow and deformation, particularly the extreme deformation conditions of cavitation (for biomedical ultrasound and bioprocessing applications) and industrial processing flows (for formulated products and advanced materials).

We study microscale transport phenomena in soft and biological matter using high-speed video microscopy, microfluidics, acoustofluidics, small-angle X-ray scattering, optical tweezers, acoustical tweezers — and other fluidic and imaging techniques. Combining precision measurements with discrete particle simulations or analytical models, we aim to link the change in microstructure of a soft material to its mascroscopic properties and its performance in applications.

Our research applies transport phenomena to help develop innovative solutions for sustainable processes and products, drug delivery, bioprocessing, and advanced materials.

Left to right: Axel Huerre, Diego Baresch, Akaki Jamburidze, Saikat Saha, Brice Saint-Michel, Valeria Garbin, Fangyun Hu, Marco De Corato, Lezhi Wang (June 2018)