Boris Khusid, PhD, is a professor in the mechanical engineering department at New Jersey Institute of Technology, where he also serves as director of the Electro-Hydrodynamics Laboratory and as co-director of the W.M. Keck Laboratory. His current research interests include the fundamentals of the micro- and nano-scale behavior of suspensions subject to a high-gradient strong ac electric field and a shear flow; development of electro-microfluidics for the control and manipulation of fine particles, cells, and micro-organisms; and the fundamentals of micro-scale electro-hydrodynamics to the level where it will become useful in the design and operation of novel sensors for applications ranging from bioagent detection to the healthcare industry.
Recent publications include: "Hysteresis, force oscillations, and nonequilibrium effects in the adhesion of spherical nanoparticles to atomistically smooth surfaces," Physical Review Letters, 95, 016102-1-4 (2005); "Wetting and particle adsorption in nanoflows," Physics of Fluids, 17(1), 017102-1-18 (2005); and "Effects of clinorotation and positive dielectrophoresis on suspensions of heavy particles," Physics of Fluids, 16(5), 1826-1829 (2004).
Khusid received his PhD from the The Heat and Mass Transfer Institute (Minsk, USSR) in 1975 and his MS from the Byelorussian State University (Minsk, USSR) in 1972.
Topics: behavior of suspensions, electro-microfluidics, micro-organisms, micro-scale electro-hydrodynamics