Date of Award

Fall 2017

Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering - (Ph.D.)


Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

First Advisor

N. M. Ravindra

Second Advisor

I. Joga Rao

Third Advisor

Siva P.V. Nadimpalli

Fourth Advisor

Eon Soo Lee

Fifth Advisor

Michael Jaffe


The primary focus of the first part of this dissertation is to study the AC field-driven assembly of monodisperse silica and glass particles on liquid - liquid interface and forming a liquid film of uniform thickness having arrangement of particles on it. This liquid film with arrangement of regular particles can be converted into a solid film by curing top UV curable liquid. Here, electric field is used as a tool to facilitate AC field-driven assembly. The work describes the assembly of different size of regular particles and effective development of solid film.