Rita Khanna

The University of New South Wales

Associate professor Rita Khanna holds a PhD in condensed matter physics and has worked at several leading institutes: Nuclear Research Centre, Jülich, Germany; Dep’t. of Atomic Energy, India; Australian National University, Canberra; Sydney University; University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia. She has extensive research experience in high temperature metallurgical processes, iron and steelmaking, computer simulations, disordered materials, sustainable recycling and waste management, nanoscale carbons, foams and structures, carbon-based oxide refractories etc. Her research has received over 1600 citations. She has 161 publications to her credit: 2 edited books, 13 book chapters, 118 journal and 28 conference papers.

2books edited

7chapters authored

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Wettability at the solid/liquid interface, its dynamics, tunability, the influence of operating parameters, surface and interfacial phenomena play an increasingly significant role in a wide variety of applications, for example, material processing, nanotechnology, oil recovery, oil spills, chemical leaching, water management, and disease transmission. Although a mature field, it is experiencing dramatic developments on several fronts with emerging applications in new fields. This book presents a collection of eight chapters on nanoscale wetting phenomena, oil extraction from reservoir rocks, the role of coatings, particle morphology, surface roughness and viscosity in metal processing, and practical applications of superhydrophobic behaviour in cell culturing, isolation, anti-icing, anti-reflective and anti-corrosion coatings in the transportation and optical devices fields.

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