Mixing & transport in energy & ecology at the University of Rochester
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Douglas H. Kelley Jesse Cramer Rachel Bierasinski Tianyi Liu Adalberto Perez Kelsey Sahinen-Pedroso Tom Ryan Smith
UPCOMING: DHK has been invited to speak this summer at the German Institute for Engineering Thermodynamics, Technische Universitat Ilmenäu, and the Turbulent Mixing & Beyond Workshop.
PUBLISHED: Our paper Searching for effective forces in laboratory insect swarms has been published in Scientific Reports, and our paper Mixing in a liquid metal electrode has been published in Physics of Fluids. more…

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.