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Graduate students and recent alums have their own page.

Douglas Hart

Research Interests:
Fluid Mechanics, Optical Diagnostics, Tribology


Peko Hosoi

  Research Interests:
Instabilities in Viscous Flows, Low Reynolds Number Locomotion, Bioinspired Design

Gareth McKinley

  Research Interests:
Extensional Rheology of Complex Fluids, Non-Newtonian Fluid Dynamics, Microrheology, Field-responsive Fluids, Super-Hydrophobicity, and the Development of Nanocomposite Materials.

Tony Patera

  Research Interests:
Scientific and Engineering Computation; Numerical Methods and Numerical Analysis for Partial Differential Equations; Continuum Mechanics and Transport

Todd Thorsen

  Research Interests:
Microfluidics, Medical Diagnostics, Polymer Physics, Emulsion Rheology


Affiliated Faculty
Roger Kamm
  Research Interests:
Applied Mechanics, Biomaterials, Biomechanics, Biomedical, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Computational Mechanics, Finite Elements, Fluid Mechanics  

  Rohit Karnik   Research Interests
Microfluidic and nanofluidic systems: Transport in nanofluidics, development of new technologies for separation, sensing, and manipulation of molecules. Microfluidic devices for nanoparticle synthesis, micromixing, cell separation.

Matt Lang
  Research Interests:
Bio Mechanics, Biological Motors, Protein Interactions, Single Molecule Methods, Optical Tweezers, Single Molecule Fluorescence, Biological Imaging, Mechanotransduction

Thomas Peacock
  Research Interests
Stratified Flows, Nonlinear Dynamics, Fluid Dynamics, Experimental Methods, Applied Mathematics

Evelyn Wang
  Research Interests

MEMS/NEMS design and sensing, optical diagnostics, systems integration; thermal management for high performance systems; bio-inspired micro-/nano-systems; micro-/nano-scale two-phase transport, heat transfer, and phase-change

Emeritus Faculty

C. Forbes Dewey

James Fay

Ronald Probstein

Ain Sonin


Post-Doctoral Associates

Chien Chih Huang
Chien Chih Huang
Taipei, Taiwan
Ph.D, Electrical Engineering, Boston University
M.S., Electrical Engineering, Chung Yuan Christian University
B.S., Electrical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University

Research Area: Low-power, Portable Electro-microfluidic Devices for Real-time Medical Monitoring
Justin C.T. Kao
Justin C.T. Kao
Huntington Beach, CA
B.S., Applied and Computational Mathematics, California Institute of Technology
M.S., Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics, Northwestern University
Ph.D., Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics, Northwestern University

Research Area: Flow and rheology of dense suspensions and other liquid-solid mixtures. Interfacial fluid dynamics: thin films, foams, and solidification.
Majmudar Trushant
Trushant Majmudar
Mumbai, India
B.Sc., Physics, University of Mumbai
M.Sc. , Physics, University of Pune
Ph.D., Physics, Duke University

Research Area: Jetting Dynamics of Viscoelastic Fluids
Johannes Soulages
Johannes Soulages
Antibes, France
Ph.D., Materials Science , ETH Zuerich

Research Area: Microscale Rheo-Optics of Complex Fluids in Microfabricated Geometries

Administrative Assistants

Donna Wilker

B.A., Political Science, Georgetown University
M.A., Educational Psychology, University of New York at Buffalo



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