Poster #29: Katrina Le – Buckle Up: Instantaneous Buckling of Polydimethylsiloxane

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Faculty mentor: Thomas Zangle

In my research, I followed up on an observation in the Zangle lab where when uncured PDMS was poured onto a cured PDMS microwell mold, the PDMS microwell mold instantaneously buckled at all points in the array. In my research, I first characterized the buckling after recreating it in the laboratory setting. After recreating it in the laboratory setting, I then created a COMSOL simulation that would replicate the swelling that occured.

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Questions or comments? Contact me at: katrina.le@utah.edu

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