kaoj @ mit . edu

*Postdoctoral Associate*, 2011-2012

Professor J. Taylor Perron

Dept. of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

*Lecturer*, 2009-2011

*NSF Postdoctoral Fellow*, 2008-2011

Professor Anette (Peko) Hosoi

Hatsopolous Microfluids Laboratory

Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

I study the fluid dynamics of multiphase flows with free boundaries, including surface tension phenomena, solidification, and dense suspensions. These flows have applications in a variety of fields, including manufacturing, materials science, and geomorphology.

Ph.D., Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics,
Northwestern University, 2008

Dissertation: *Mathematical Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis of Two Problems in Interfacial Fluid Dynamics*

Advisors: Stephen H. Davis
and Alexander A. Golovin

B.S., Applied and Computational Mathematics,
California Institute of Technology, 2003

———, and J. Taylor Perron. “Fast approximation of bed shear stress in oscillatory flow over bedforms”, in revision. [preprint]

———, and A. E. Hosoi.
“Spinodal decomposition in particle-laden Landau-Levich flow”,
*Physics of Fluids*, 24:041701, 2012.

———, Andrea L. Blakemore, and A. E. Hosoi.
“Pulling bubbles from a bath”,
*Physics of Fluids*, 22:061705, 2010.

———, Alexander A. Golovin, and Stephen H. Davis.
“Particle capture in binary solidification”,
*Journal of Fluid Mechanics*, 625:299-320, 2009.

———, Alexander A. Golovin, and Stephen H. Davis.
“Rupture of thin films with resonant substrate patterning”,
*Journal of Colloid and Interface Science*,
303(2):532-545, 2006.

Chad T. Kishimoto, ———, and Jeffrey A. Edlund.
“Safe Landings”, *UMAP Journal*, 24(3):221-243,
2003. (SIAM Prize,
2003 Mathematical Contest in Modeling)

———, Qing Nie, Angie Teng, Frederic Y.M. Wan, Arthur
D. Lander, and J. Lawrence Marsh. “Can morphogen activity be
enhanced by its inhibitors?”,
*Proceedings of the Second
M.I.T. Conference on Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics*,
2003.

2.086 Numerical Computation for Mechanical Engineers (spring 2010, fall 2010, spring 2011)

2.002 Mechanics and Materials II (fall 2009)

NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, 2008-2011

NSF IGERT Fellowship in Dynamics of Complex Systems, 2003-2006

SIAM Prize, Mathematical Contest in Modeling, 2003

NASA Group Achievement Award, 2002

Physical Mathematics Seminar, Dept. of Mathematics, MIT, April 2012

Applied Mathematics Laboratory Seminar, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU, February 2012

Colloquium and Applied Math Seminar, Dept. of Mathematics, University of Utah, February 2012

BU/Brown PDE Seminar, Dept. of Mathematics, Boston University, December 2011

Xiaochun Li Group, University of Wisconsin Madison, March 2011

Mathematics Colloquium, Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, University of New Mexico, February 2011

Physical Mathematics Seminar, Dept. of Mathematics, MIT, April 2010

Mathematical Biology Seminar, Dept. of Mathematics, University of Utah, January 2008

SIAM Student Chapter Seminar, Dept. of Mathematics, University of Arizona, November 2007