Fluid mixing in energy, environment, and technology at the University of Rochester
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ME 121 | ME 437 | Biomodels Workshop
Alternative Energy & Fluid Mixing seminar series
U of R shield We are grateful for support from the National Science Foundation. We are grateful for support from the National Institutes of Health.
Douglas H. Kelley Jeff Tithof Rakan Ashour Ruy Ibanez Ibrahim Mohammad Thomas Nevins Bitong Wang Alfonso Gonzalez Ben Martell Jinge Wang
CONGRATULATIONS: Rakan's poster won 2nd place at the NY-BEST conference, and Jeff won 2nd place at the Steadman Prize competition. IN THE NEWS: As part of a team led by collaborator Maiken Nedergaard, we won a five-year, $3.2M NIH grant to study fluid flow in the brain's waste disposal system—and how it might link to Alzheimer's disease. Read more at the URMC Newscenter.
UPCOMING: Ben, Jinge, Ruy, Ibrahim, Thomas, Jeff, and Doug will all speak at the APS DFD conference.

Despite the ubiquity of fluid mixing—think cream in coffee, plankton in Earth's oceans, storm systems in our atmosphere—mixing is devilishly difficult to predict, control, or understand. We study the space- and time-dynamics of flows and the materials being mixed in them. In one project, we study the role of mixing in performance of liquid metal batteries. Liquid metal batteries may soon provide large-scale energy storage on electrical grids. Another project considers oceanic mixing of marine phytoplankton blooms. Phytoplankton naturally provide more carbon sequestration than any other reservoir on the planet, so climate models depend on accurate growth predictions. Read more, watch Doug's overview or contact us.