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 We are grateful for support from the National Science Foundation.
Douglas H. Kelley Jeff Tithof Rakan Ashour Ruy Ibanez Ibrahim Mohammad Thomas Nevins Bitong Wang Andreas Wiederhold Alfonso Gonzalez Mira Bodek Andrew Fianu Ben Martell Meghan Patrick Jinge Wang
WELCOME! Andreas Wiederhold joins the team as a visiting PhD student from TU Ilmenau.
UPCOMING: Doug will speak in July at the 12th School of Materials Science and Nanotechnology and in September at the High Temperature Batteries for Stationary Energy Storage Workshop. Thomas will speak in August at the Canadian-American-Mexican Graduate Student Physics Conference.
PUBLISHED: Our paper Front tracking for quantifying advection-reaction-diffusion has been published in in Chaos.

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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