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Ofer Manor

Personal Info

Head of the Surfaces and Colloids Group, Technion, from 2013
Postdoctoral studies 2010-2013, MicroNanophysics Research Laboratory, Universities of Monash and RMIT
PhD 2010, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of Melbourne
MSc 2006, Department of Chemical Engineering, Technion IIT
BSc 2003, Department of Chemical Engineering, Technion IIT

Research Fields

We study fundamentals and applications pertaining to the stability and deposition of nano- and micro-particles and mass transport near surfaces.

Students and postdoctoral fellows who are interested in experimental or theoretical work are welcomed to contact us.

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Research Topics

We study the wetting and coating of solids, pattern deposition of nano- and micro-particles and polymers, ion convection in electrochemical cells for improving battery and electroplating/electropolishing processes, bacteria attachment to natural surfaces, and water recovery by altering the colloidal stability of suspensions/emulsions which contain polluting nano-particles.



Ekhlas Homede, A. Zigelman, Ludmila Abezgauz, and Ofer Manor. Signatures of van der Waals and electrostatic forces in the deposition of nanoparticle assemblies; J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 9 (5226–5232) 2018 

Mohammad Abo Jabal, Ala Egbaria, Anna Zigelman, Uwe Thiele, and Ofer Manor. Connecting monotonic and oscillatory motions of the meniscus of a volatile polymer solution to polymer transport and deposit morphology; Langmuir 34 (11784-11794) 2018 

A Zigelman and O Manor. Simulations of the dynamic deposition of colloidal particles from a volatile sessile drop, J. Colloids Interface Sci. 525 (282-290) 2018 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0021979718304399

O Dubrovski, S Tietze, A Zigelman, K S Drese, G Lindner, and O Manor. Editors’ Choice—The Enhancement of Ion Transport in an Electrochemical Cell Using High Frequency Vibration for the Electropolishing of Copper, J. Electrochem. Soc. 165 (E236-E244) 2018 http://jes.ecsdl.org/content/165/5/E236.full

Zigelman and O. Manor. The deposition of colloidal particles from a sessile drop of a volatile suspension subject to particle adsorption and coagulation, J. Colloids Interface Sci. 509 (195) 2018 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.colsurfa.2018.02.038

Morozov and O. Manor. Vibration-driven mass transfer and dynamic wetting. Current Opinion in Colloid & Interface Science,
 36 (37-45) 2018 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S135902941730136X

S. Collignon, O. Manor, J. Friend. Improving and Predicting Fluid Atomization via Hysteresis-Free Thickness Vibration of Lithium Niobate, Adv. Func. Mater. 28 (1870048) 2018 https://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.201870048

A. Zigelman and O. Manor. The deposition of colloidal particles from a sessile drop of a volatile suspension subject to particle adsorption and coagulation, J. Colloids Interface Sci. 509 (195) 2018

H. Horesh, M. Morozov and O. Manor. Enhanced drainage and thinning of liquid films between bubbles and solids which support surface waves, Phys. Rev. E. 95 (05283) 2017 https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.95.052803

M. Morozov and O. Manor. An extended Landau–Levich model for the dragging of a thin liquid films with a propagating surface acoustic wave, J. Fluid Mech., 810 (307) 2017

S. Mhatre, A. Zigelman, L. Abezgauz, and O. Manor. Influence of a Propagating Megahertz Surface Acoustic Wave on the Pattern Deposition of Solute Mass off an Evaporating Solution, Langmuir (DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b01341) 2016 http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b01341

G. Altshuler and O. Manor. Free films of a partially wetting liquid under the influence of a propagating MHz surface acoustic wave, Phys. Fluids, 28, (072102) 2016 http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4955414

A. Zigelman and O. Manor. A model for pattern deposition off an evaporating solution subject to contact angle hysteresis and finite solubility, Soft Matter, (DOI: 10.1039/C6SM00579A) 2016

G. Altshuler and O. Manor. Spreading dynamics of a partially wetting water film atop a MHz substrate vibration, Phys. Fluids, 27 (102103) 2015 http://scitation.aip.org/content/aip/journal/pof2/27/10/10.1063/1.4932086

O. Manor. and L. Pismen. Effect of high-frequency in-plane substrate vibration on
a three-phase contact angle, Phys. Fluids, 27 (062101) 2015 http://scitation.aip.org/content/aip/journal/pof2/27/6/10.1063/1.4922054

O. Manor, A. R. Rezk, J. R. Friend and L. Y. Yeo. On the dynamics of liquid films exposed to high frequency surface vibration, Phys. Rev. E 91 (053015) 2015 http://journals.aps.org/pre/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevE.91.053015

O. Manor. Diminution of contact angle hysteresis under the influence of an oscil- lating force, Soft Matter, 30(6841) 2014 http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/la5006924

A. R. Rezk, O. Manor, J. R. Friend and L. Y. Yeo. Double flow reversal in thin liquid films driven by MHz order surface vibration, Proc. Roy. Soc. A, 470(20130765) 2014


O. Manor, J. R. Friend and L. Y. Yeo. Vibration-Induced Wetting, Ency. Surface Colloid Sci., (DOI: 10.1081/E-ESCS-120047379) 2013

D.J. Collins, A. Winkler, O. Manor, L. Y. Yeo, H. Schmidt and J. R. Friend. Droplet size control using surface acoustic wave atomization, Phys. Rev. E, 86(056312) 2012

A. R. Rezk, O. Manor, J. R. Friend and L. Y. Yeo. Anomalous film spreading, fingering instabilities and soliton-like wave trains, Nat. Commun., 3(1167) 2012

O. Manor, L. Y. Yeo, and J. R. Friend. The appearance of boundary layers and
drift flows due to high-frequency surface waves, J. Fluid Mech., 707(482) 2012 http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=8690256

O. Manor, T. T. Chau, G. W. Stevens, D. Y. C. Chan, F. Grieser and R. R. Dagastine. Polymeric stabilised emulsions: steric effects and deformation in soft systems. Langmuir, 28(4599) 2012 http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/la204272u

O. Manor, M. Dentry, L. Y. Yeo, and J. R. Friend. Substrate dependent drop de- formation and wetting under high frequency vibration. Langmuir, 7(7976) 2011 http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2011/SM/c1sm06054f#!divAbstract

O. Manor and D. Y. C. Chan. Influence of surfactants on the force between two bubbles. Langmuir 26(655), 2010 http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/la902243q

O. Manor and D. Y. C. Chan. Terminal Velocity and Mobile Surface Species in Rising Micro-Bubbles. Langmuir 25(8899) 2009

S. A. Edwards, S. L. Carnie, O. Manor and D. Y. C. Chan. Effects of Internal Flow and Viscosity Ratio on Measurements of Dynamic Forces between Deformable Drops. Langmuir 25(3352), 2009 http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/la8042473

O. Manor, I. U. Vakarelski, G. W. Stevens, F. Grieser, R. R. Dagastine and D. Y. C. Chan. Dynamic forces between bubbles and surfaces and hydrodynamic boundary conditions. Langmuir 24(11533), 2008

O. Manor, I. U. Vakarelski, X. Tang, S. J. O’Shea, G. W. Stevens, F. Grieser, R. R. Dagastine and D. Y. C. Chan. Hydrodynamic boundary conditions and dynamic forces between bubbles and surfaces. Phys. Rev. Lett. 101(024501), 2008 http://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.101.024501

D. Y. C. Chan, O. Manor, J. N. Connor and R. G. Horn. From shapes to forces on the nanoscale. Soft Matter 4(471), 2008 http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2008/SM/B712924F#!divAbstract

O. Manor, O. Lavrenteva and A. Nir. Effects of non-homogeneous surface viscosity on the Marangoni migration of a droplet in viscous fluid. J. Colloid Interface Sci. 321(142), 2008