MixingLab

Fluid mixing in energy, environment, and technology at the University of Rochester
116 Hopeman Engineering Building • 585-275-8482

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ME 121 | ME 437 | Biomodels Workshop
Alternative Energy & Fluid Mixing seminar series
U of R shield Center for Energy & Envrionment
Douglas H. Kelley Jeff Tithof Rakan Ashour Thomas Nevins Alfonso Gonzalez Bitong Wang Ben Martell Ibrahim Mohammad Jinge Wang
CONGRATULATIONS: Thomas won both an NDSEG Fellowship and the Bernard Fellowship. WOOT! Bitong defended his MS, and Ibrahim won the Helmut Weymann prize! Also, Ibrahim and his team were finalists at the Hult Prize competition. More…
UPCOMING: Doug is co-organizing the International Workshop on Liquid Metal Battery Fluid Dynamics in Dresden in May. Rakan will speak at ECS in May.
PUBLISHED: Our paper Front tracking for quantifying advection-reaction-diffusion has been published in in Chaos. Jeff and colleagues published Forecasting Fluid Flows Using the Geometry of Turbulence in Phys. Rev. Lett.

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.

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