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Stephen Davis

Walter P. Murphy Professor of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics and (by courtesy) Mechanical Engineering

Contact

2145 Sheridan Road
Tech M440
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

847-491-5397Email Stephen Davis

Website

Research Projects


Departments

Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics

Mechanical Engineering

Affiliations

Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Graduate Program

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

  • Qian Zhang, Jean Nol Aqua, Peter W. Voorhees, Stephen H. Davis, “Mechanisms of morphological evolution on faceted core-shell nanowire surfaces”, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, (2016)
  • J. B. Bostwick, M. J. Miksis, S. H. Davis, “Elastic membranes in confinement”, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, (2016)
  • Peter S. Stewart, Stephen H. Davis, Sascha Hilgenfeldt, “Microstructural effects in aqueous foam fracture”, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, (2015)
  • Thomas M. Hermans, Kyle J M Bishop, Peter S. Stewart, Stephen H. Davis, Bartosz A. Grzybowski, “Vortex flows impart chirality-specific lift forces”, Nature Communications, (2015)
  • Maurice J. Blount, Michael J. Miksis, Stephen H. Davis, “Thin-film flow beneath a vesicle during adhesion processes”, Procedia IUTAM, (2015)
  • E. Kirkinis, S. H. Davis, “Stabilization mechanisms in the evolution of thin liquid-films”, Proceedings of The Royal Society of London, Series A: Mathematical and Physical Sciences, (2015)
  • Davis, Stephen H.; Tavakoli, Faryar; Kavehpour, H. Pirouz, “Freezing of supercooled water drops on cold solid substrates: initiation and mechanism”, Journal of Coatings Technology Research, (2015)
  • Davis, Stephen H.; Stewart, Peter S.; Grzybowski, Bartosz A.; Hermans, Thomas M.; Bishop, Kyle J. M., “Vortex flows impart chirality-specific lift forces”, Nature Communications, (2015)