Our paper Optimal stretching in advection-reaction-diffusion systems
has been published in Phys. Rev. Lett.
, and our paper A coin vibrational motor swimming at low Reynolds number
will appear in Regul. Chaot. Dyn.
IN THE NEWS:
Our Upward Bound course was featured in a Democrat & Chronicle article
about a new grant to expand the program. Congrats to Beth Olivares and Upward Bound
Support is available for two PhD research projects in liquid metal batteries
and metals casting
Doug will speak 29 October at an energy forum sponsored by People for a Healthy Environment
and Mothers Out Front
. At APS DFD
in November, you can hear talks from Doug
, and Ibrahim
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 or contact us.