Faculty Directory
Stephen Davis

Walter P. Murphy Professor of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics

Contact

2145 Sheridan Road
Tech M440
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

(847) 491-5397Email Stephen Davis

Website

Research Projects


Departments

Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Education

Ph.D. Mathematics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY

M.S. Mathematics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY

B.E.E. Electrical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY


Research Interests

Theoretical fluid mechanics; hydrodynamic stability and interfacial phenomena; material science; thin films and crystal growth; asymptotic and variational methods


Significant Recognition

  • National Academy Of Engineering
  • National Academy of Sciences
  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • ISI Highly Cited Researcher
  • G.I. Taylor Medal, Society Of Engineering Science 2001
  • Fluid Dynamics Prize, American Physical Society 1994

Selected Publications

  • Kirkinis, Eleftherios; Davis, Stephen H., “Moffatt vortices induced by the motion of a contact line”, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, (2014)
  • Stewart, Peter S.; Davis, Stephen H.; Hilgenfeldt, Sascha, “Viscous Rayleigh-Taylor instability in aqueous foams”, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, (2013)
  • Voorhees, Peter W.; Davis, Stephen H.; Muralidharan, Srevatsan, “Nonaxisymmetric droplet unpinning in vapor-liquid-solid-grown nanowires”, Journal of Applied Physics, (2013)
  • Davis, Stephen H.; Davis, Michael J., “Droplet spreading: Theory and experiments”, Comptes Rendus Physique, (2013)
  • Kirkinis, E.; Davis, S.H., “Hydrodynamic theory of liquid slippage on a solid substrate near a moving contact line”, Physical Review Letters, (2013)
  • Blount, Maurice J.; Miksis, Michael J.; Davis, Stephen H., “The equilibria of vesicles adhered to substrates by short-ranged potentials”, Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, (2013)
  • Miksis, Michael J.; Davis, Stephen H.; Vogl, Christopher J., “Moving boundary problems governed by anomalous diffusion”, Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, (2012)
  • E. J. Schwalbach, S. H. Davis, P. W. Voorhees, J. A. Warren and D. Wheeler, “Stability and topological transformations of liquid droplets on vapor-liquid-solid nanowires”, Journal of Applied Physics, (2012)