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 Ibrahim Mohammad Thomas Nevins Alfonso Gonzalez Bitong Wang Mira Bodek Andrew Fianu Ben Martell Meghan Patrick Jinge Wang
WELCOME! Mira Bodek, Andrew Fianu, and Meghan Patrick join the team summer 2017.
CONGRATULATIONS: Thomas won both an NDSEG Fellowship and the Bernard Fellowship. WOOT! Bitong defended his MS, Ibrahim won the Helmut Weymann prize, and Jinge won a Discover grant! Also, Ibrahim and his team were finalists at the Hult Prize competition. More…
UPCOMING: In July, Doug will speak at the 12th School of Materials Science and Nanotechnology in Morelia, Mexico.
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.
IN THE NEWS: Doug won the G. G. and J. W. Curtis Award for Nontenured Faculty Teaching. Woohoo! Ibrahim's prosthetics work is featured on vice.com.

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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