Mixing & transport in energy & ecology at the University of Rochester
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ME 121 | ME 437 | ME 444 | Turbulence Workshop
U of R shield Center for Energy & Envrionment
Douglas H. Kelley Rakan Ashour Thomas Nevins Danielle Laiacona Ibrahim Mohammad
UPCOMING: Doug will speak at the UofR Turbulence Workshop.
FEATURED: Our work is highlighted by U of R Mechanical Engineering.
OPENING: Support is available for a postdoctoral researcher.
CONGRATULATIONS! Berto won the 2015 Helmut Weyman Prize, awarded to the ME senior who shows special skill and ingenuity in experiments.
WELCOME! Danielle Laiacona and Ibrahim Mohammad have joined the group for summer 2015.

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.