Mixing & transport in energy & ecology at the University of Rochester
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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 Ibrahim Mohammad
PUBLISHED: Our paper Optimal stretching in advection-reaction-diffusion systems has been published in Phys. Rev. Lett., and our paper A coin vibrational motor swimming at low Reynolds number will appear in Regul. Chaot. Dyn.
IN THE NEWS: Our phytoplankton work is highlighted in a Rochester Review article.
OPENINGS: Support is available for two PhD research projects in liquid metal batteries and metals casting.
UPCOMING: Doug will attend Transport in Unsteady Flows in January.

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.