Keith Hillaire

Former Graduate Student

Is currently a graduate student at North Carolina State University. He obtained his Master of Science in Physics at NCSU in 2020, Bachelor of Science in Physics at Washington State University in 2017 and an Associate in Science at Whatcom Community College in 2014. He has researched the fingering instability in oxidizing eutectic gallium-indium (EGaIn), and the change in interfacial tension of EGaIn under an applied voltage. He also discovered that the interfacial tension had a strong dependence on the history of the applied potential, which allowed us to identify two distinct oxidation mechanisms. Is currently experimenting of a droplet of EGaIn down an inclined plane.

Has been the instructor of record for PY208 – Physics for Engineers and Scientists 2 – An Introduction to Electricity and Magnetism. He has also been a teaching assistant, running a lab session for Physics for Engineers and Scientists 2, and a Modern Physics class that utilized the studio format.


Envisioning Research – Grad Video – 2nd Place

APS DFD 2019 – GFM – Marangoni Fingering Instabilities in Oxidizing Eutectic Gallium Indium



Interfacial Tension Hysteresis of Eutectic Gallium-Indium
Hillaire, K. D., Nithyanandam, P., Song, M., Nadimi, S. R., Kiani, A., Dickey, M. D., & Daniels, K. E. (2023, December 14), ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS, Vol. 12.
Overcoming Rayleigh–Plateau instabilities: Stabilizing and destabilizing liquid-metal streams via electrochemical oxidation
Song, M., Kartawira, K., Hillaire, K. D., Li, C., Eaker, C. B., Kiani, A., … Dickey, M. D. (2020), Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117(32), 19026–19032.

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Keith Hillaire