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Research interests

Research in the Francis group focuses on the materials science and processing of coatings, ceramics, printed electronics and composites. The emphasis is on processing and microstructure control, but some projects also explore the important connections between the structure and the properties. Research projects are collaborative, involving other faculty and colleagues in industry. Industrial collaboration is facilitated by IPRIME (www.iprime.umn.edu).

Research interests

  • materials processing
  • coatings
  • materials science
  • coating processes

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Projects 1998 2021

Research Output 1990 2020

Delaying breakup and avoiding air entrainment in curtain coating using a two-layer liquid structure

Mohammad Karim, A., Suszynski, W. J., Pujari, S., Francis, L. F. & Carvalho, M. S., Feb 23 2020, In : Chemical Engineering Science. 213, 115376.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Air entrainment
Flow rate
Drop breakup
1 Citation (Scopus)

Capillary Flow with Evaporation in Open Rectangular Microchannels

Kolliopoulos, P. K., Jochem, K. S., Lade, R. K., Francis, L. F. & Kumar, S., Jun 18 2019, In : Langmuir. 35, 24, p. 8131-8143 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

capillary flow
Capillary flow
1 Citation (Scopus)

Combined dip-coating/spin-coating depositions on ceramic honeycomb monoliths for structured catalysts preparation

Balzarotti, R., Cristiani, C. & Francis, L. F., Aug 15 2019, In : Catalysis Today. 334, p. 90-95 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Spin coating
Catalyst supports
1 Citation (Scopus)

Effect of rheological properties of shear thinning liquids on curtain stability

Mohammad Karim, A., Suszynski, W. J., Griffith, W. B., Pujari, S., Francis, L. F. & Carvalho, M. S., Jan 2019, In : Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics. 263, p. 69-76 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Newtonian liquids
Shear Thinning
shear thinning
Shear thinning

Near-IR sintering of conductive silver nanoparticle ink with in situ resistance measurement

Keller, D. J., Jochem, K. S., Suszynski, W. J. & Francis, L. F., Nov 1 2019, In : Journal of Coatings Technology and Research. 16, 6, p. 1699-1705 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle