In this project, we will compare the theoretically calculated shape of a nanoscale sessile droplet with experimental 3D topography measurements obtained using atomic force microscopy (AFM). We will investigate the experimental errors that arise due to the intrinsic properties of the AFM and attempt to use the most accurately measured sections of the profile to make predictions about the droplet shape in the regions that are most prone to error. The outcomes of this project will be the first steps towards enabling an existing experimental technique to be used in a new way to provide additional information about small droplets, contact angles and wettability.
University of South Australia
Mr. Benjamin Babu is a second-year Mathematics (data science) student at the University of South Australia. He has always been very interested in mathematics since a young age and loves to program, hence, he has chosen data science as his career path as it uses both of those skills. Benjamin has also been a tutor for school kids to help them better understand and have in-depth knowledge in their own maths work as he is also passionate about teaching. He has also worked as a mathematics assistant at Kumon which is an educational program for kids. In his spare time, he loves to do long-distance running as well as other fitness activities such as going to the gym.