In the Tsai Complex Fluids Lab, we use advanced equipment and accurate instruments to fabricate or print miniature fluidic devices and to measure the contact angle of a droplet on solid, high precision electric currents and resistance, rheological properties of complex fluids, high-resolution flow fields, and ultrafast fluid dynamics. We also utilize several local facilities at the University of Alberta for SEM imaging, nano/microfabrication, zeta potential measurements for colloids, and atomic force microscopy.



We acknowledge the funding from Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), including the supports from several programs: NSERC Discovery, Accelerator, Engage, and Canada Research Chair Programs. The lab equipment is supported by the John R. Evans Leaders Fund from Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) and Alberta Advanced Education Research Capacity Program. We also acknowledge the resource of computational facilities from Compute Canada | West Grid.



There are several scholarships supporting international and Canadian students for their graduate or postdoctoral work (search for Scholarship opportunities).