Bubble Dynamics Laboratory
The BDL is a multi-disciplinary research laboratory with focus in two-phase flow and material science. The laboratory conducts cutting edge research in the detection, characterization, generation and manipulation of micro- and nano-bubbles with applications ranging from the biomedical industry to the nuclear energy industry. The BDL houses a state-of-the-art 3D stereoscopic Particle Image Velocimetry system with the capability to perform shadow-sizing, micro-PIV and Laser Induced Fluoresence for concentration and temperature measurements. In addition, the BDL also conducts experimental research in the development of polymer-matrix composites which are characterized using a state-of-the-art DMA Q800 from TA Instruments which is capable of measuring both static and dynamic mechanical properties in several configurations.