From the described research program the following five scientific aims of the CRC can be derived:
Achieve a deeper understanding of the influence exercised by local momentum, heat and mass transfer on wetting properties, and vice versa.
2. Models and numerical methods
Develop physics-based, mathematical models, numerical methods and open source programs to describe transport and wetting phenomena and their interaction.
3. Measurement techniques and measurement technology
Develop high resolution measuring techniques to experimentally investigate the interaction between wetting and transport phenomena.
4. Targeted influence and optimization
Demonstrate possibilities to purposely influence or optimize wetting through transport processes, or conversely.
5. Exemplary applications
Investigate selected new or improved processes for relevant engineering applications, which complementary combine different transport quantities (momentum, heat, mass) and exhibit interaction with the wetting process.