On June 10, the prestigious scientific journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society published an invited paper by Michael Nosonovsky, associate professor, mechanical engineering, and collaborators—“Droplet clusters: nature-inspired biological reactors and aerosols.” The study is a result of Nosonovsky’s collaboration with colleagues at the University of Tyumen in Russia and the project is supported by a Russian Science Foundation grant.
“The phenomenon of levitating microdroplet clusters was discovered in 2004,” says Nosonovsky. It is suitable for various applications including the in situ study of bioaerosols, and could increase our understanding of microorganism origin and migration.
Established in 1665, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society is the world’s oldest scientific research journal and has published research by Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Benjamin Franklin and Stephen Hawking. The Royal Society is a fellowship of many of the world’s most eminent scientists and is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.
A link to the paper, photos and more details are available on Nosonovsky’s blog.