WELCOME! Mira Bodek
, Andrew Fianu
, and Meghan Patrick
join the team summer 2017.
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…
In July, Doug will speak at the 12th School of Materials Science and Nanotechnology
in Morelia, Mexico.
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
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.