Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Prof Claus-Dieter Ohl

Visiting Professor, School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences

Prof Claus-Dieter Ohl

Asst Prof Claus-Dieter Ohl has joined NTU in July 2007. He is working on experimental fluid mechanics and biophysics. He obtained his Diplom in Physics (1989) in Darmstadt and his PhD (1994) in Goettingen (both in Germany). Before joining NTU he had a postdoc position at Johns Hopkins University (1999) and at Twente University (The Netherlands) from 1999-2003. In 2004 he became a received the VIDI fellow award and started a research group "Jetting into Cells" at Twente University. His main interest is high-speed fluid mechanics and the interaction with biological cells, in particular drug delivery, lab-on-a-chip systems, lithotripsy, bubble dynamics, and surface cleaning. He has an adjunct appointment with IHCP (A*STAR, Singapore) and the University of Twente. Claus-Dieter Ohl has authored more than 40 refereed articles, organized sessions on international conferences, and referees for all leading journals in his research field.
Research Interests
My general research interest is Experimental Fluid Dynamics which is focused on cavitation phenomena and gas bubble dynamics. In particular I'm interested in and have been studying:
* air entrainment and rising bubbles,
* laser generated bubbles,
* bubble shock-wave interaction,
* cavitation nucleation on surfaces and particles,
* bubble cell interaction including drug delivery,
* bubble dynamics in confined geometries and in microfluidics,
* digital holography, and
* magnetic-nanoparticle coated bubbles.

More information can be found on my homepage:
Current Projects
  • A novel trapping technique for trapping large nanoparticle coated bubbles
  • Advanced Acoustic Flow Rate Measurements Through Beamforming
  • Cavitation Studies
  • Cavitation Studies
  • Cavitation in Plants: Probing the Miracle Experimentally
  • Controlled Cavitation In Microfluidic Systems : Mixing, Pumping, and Object Manipulation
  • Development of a TIRF Technique to Study Flow and Shear Stress
  • Droplet Impact on Thin Films
  • Elucidating Interfacial Events that Underpin Dynamic Motion of 3 Phase Contact Lines
  • Elucidating Interfacial Events that Underpin Dynamic Motion of 3 Phase Contact Lines
  • Game Engines, 360° Camera, and Head-Mounted-Displays in Science Classes
  • Handheld Ultrasonic Bath Analyzer
  • How Bubbles Clean: Experimental and Numerical Study of Ultrasonic Cleaning on the Nanoscale
  • NICOP - Viscous Dissipation and Heating from Cavitation Bubbles
  • Optofluidics On-Chip Terahertz Fingerprint Recognition with Spectral Enhancement
  • Physical Characterization of Elastic Properties of Malaria Infested Red Blood Cells
  • Research and Development of Novel Interfacial Water Technologies
  • Surface Nanobubble Nucleation and Dynamics
  • Virtual Rooms for Teaching Sciences
Selected Publications
  • Malathi Mathiyazhakan, Weiwei Chan, Claus-Dieter Ohl, Chenjie Xu. (2016). Synthesis of Gold Nanoparticle Integrated Photo-responsive Liposomes and Measurement of Their Microbubble Cavitation upon Pulse Laser Excitation. Journal of Visualized Experiments, 108, e53619-e53619.
  • Chon U Chan , Manish Arora , and Claus-Dieter Ohl. (2015). Coalescence, Growth and Stability of Surface Attached Nanobubbles. Langmuir, .
  • C. U Chan, L. Chen & C.-D. Ohl. (2015). Collapse of surface nanobubbles. Physical Review Letters, 114(11), 114505.
  • F. Li, C. U Chan & C.-D. Ohl. (2013). Yield strength of human erythrocyte membranes to impulsive stretching. Biophysical Journal, 105(4), 872.
  • Silvestre Roberto Gonzalez-Avila, Firdaus Prabowo, Anshuman Kumar, Claus-Dieter Ohl. (2012). Improved ultrasonic cleaning of membranes with tandem frequency excitation. Journal of Membrane Science, .

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