Zach Karpinski

Student NameZach Karpinski
Faculty Mentor NameKirk Ziegler
CollegeHerbert Wertheim College of Engineering
MajorChemical Engineering
Research InterestsFaraday Instability, resonance forcing, micro gravity, electrostatic forces
Academic AwardsPresidents List, Deans List, University Scholars Program 2020
OrganizationsFlorida Cicerones, Benton Engineering Council, Sigma Phi Epsilon
Hobbies and InterestsSports and outdoors

Research Project

Patterns with Resonant Forcing?

This experimental project involves resonant forcing of liquids with free surfaces in contact with compliant media. The free surface develops patterns that are controllable. The patterns are affected by gravity level. It is my interest to examine the patterns using external forces that counter gravity such as electrostatic forces. The application of this work is in materials science.