Manish Kulkarni

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The study of the biocompatible properties of carbon microelectromechanical systems (carbon-MEMS) shows that this new microfabrication technique is a promising approach to create novel platforms for the study of cell physiology. Four different types of substrates were tested, namely, carbon-MEMS on silicon and quartz wafers, indium tin oxide (ITO) coated(More)
Topographically patterned polymer films and surfaces having sub-micrometerand nanometer-scale resolutions are important to a host of scientific and commercial applications, for example, molecular electronics, optical devices, scaffolds for tissue engineering, biological and chemical sensors, patterned adhesives, carbon microelectromechanical systems (MEMS),(More)
A simple and novel method to fabricate and miniaturize surface and subsurface microstructures and micropatterns in glassy carbon is proposed and demonstrated. An aqueous resorcinol-formaldehyde (RF) sol is employed for micromolding of the master pattern to be replicated, followed by controlled drying and pyrolysis of the gel to reproduce an isotropically(More)
We report a new methyltrimethoxysilane (MTMS) based route to growing a Janus silica film at the oil–water interface, which upon drying shows anisotropic wetting by water on its two surfaces. The contact angle of water on the surface grown in contact with the oil-side is found to be 150 , but it is much smaller, 65 , on the side which grew in contact with(More)
A scaling analysis of equilibrium orientation of diblock copolymer molecules on fractal surfaces and a brief comparison with a particular experiment is presented in this paper. This work is motivated by a recent experimental finding that a diblock copolymer film of polystyrene-PMMA, when deposited on a rough substrate, can orient its lamellae from a(More)
Inspired by the detachment mechanics of natural adhesive pads, we studied the change in cavity shape during peel tests on a 10% cross-linked polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) elastic microchannel filled with 1% cross-linked viscous PDMS liquid (patterned bilayer). During peeling, we explored cavity shape as a function of microchannel dimensions and correlated the(More)
Photoresists are the materials of choice for micro/nanopatterning and device fabrication but are rarely used as a self-assembly material. We report for the first time a novel interplay of self-assembly and photolithography for fabrication of hierarchical and ordered micro/nano structures. We create self-organized structures by the intensified dewetting of(More)
The experimental results of the studies on the transportation of water droplets on a superhydrophobic silica aerogel-powder-coated surface are reported. The superhydrophobic silica aerogels were prepared using sol-gel processing of methyltrimethoxysilane (MTMS) precursor, methanol (MeOH) solvent, and base (NH4OH)-catalyzed water followed by supercritical(More)
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