Faculty

Our faculty work in many areas related to fluid dynamics.

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Wesley Burghardt

Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Associate Dean of Undergraduate Engineering

Email Wesley Burghardt

Research interests: rheology

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Giuseppe Buscarnera

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Director of Graduate Studies

Email Giuseppe Buscarnera

Research interests: mechanics of geological materials, including mechanics of geological materials: unsaturated soil behavior, instabilities in multi-phase porous solids, chemical degradation of particulate materials, hydrologic processes in crushable soils and the high-pressure compaction of granular rocks

Research applications: environment

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David Chopp

Professor of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics

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Research interests: Numerical methods; scientific computing; motion of interfaces.

Application areas: bacterial biofilms; neurophysiology; crack propagation; and solidification, among others.

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Michelle Driscoll

Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Email Michelle Driscoll

Research interests: soft matter

Research applications: materials, biology

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Claude-Andre Faucher-Giguere

Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy

Email Claude-Andre Faucher-Giguere

Research interests: galaxy formation and evolution: star formation, galaxy-black hole co-evolution, galactic dynamics, and connections with the intergalactic medium and cosmology

 

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Sandip Ghosal

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and (by courtesy) Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics

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Research interests: microfluidics, electrokinetics

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James Hambleton

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Research interests: computational plasticity, geotechnical analysis, contact mechanics, soil-machine interaction, and the analysis of problems involving unsteady plastic flow

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Mitra Hartmann

Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Professor of Computer Science (by courtesy)

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Mark Johnson

Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Professor of Mechanical Engineering (by courtesy)

Professor of Ophthalmology (by courtesy)

Email Mark Johnson

Research interests: flow through porous media, biofluid mechanics, chaotic flows

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Daniel Lecoanet

Assistant Professor of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics

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Research interests: internal wave generation by convection, convective overshoot

Research applications: aerospace

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Seth Lichter

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

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Research interests: statistical mechanics, fluid mechanics and energy

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Wing Liu

Walter P. Murphy Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Civil and Environmental Engineering and (by courtesy) Materials Science and Engineering

Email Wing Liu

Research interests: computational mechanics

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Yoram Lithwick

Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy

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Research interests: theoretical astrophysics: formation and evolution of planets, and systems of planets, convection in rotating planets and stars, accretion disks, and dark matter haloes.

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Richard Lueptow

Professor of Mechanical Engineering (and by courtesy) Chemical and Biological Engineering

Senior Associate Dean

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Research interests: granular flows and segregation, chaotic dynamics, filtration flows

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Erik Luijten

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and (by courtesy) Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy, and Chemistry

Associate Dean for Research and Doctoral Education

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Malcolm MacIver

Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

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Michael Markl

Lester B. and Frances T. Knight Professor of Cardiac Imaging

Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Email Michael Markl

Research interests: clinical translational cardio- and neurovascular imaging, in-vivo flow imaging with MRI, 4D flow MRI

Application areas: heart valve disease, aortic and pulmonary disease, bicuspid aortic valve, congenital heart disease, heart transplantation, neurovascular abnormalities

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Michael Miksis

Professor of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics and (by courtesy) Mechanical Engineering

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Research interests: interfacial flows, microfluidics, biofluids, electrohydrodynamics, and soft matter theory. 

Research applications: materials, biology

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Monica Olvera de la Cruz

Lawyer Taylor Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Chemistry and (by courtesy) Chemical and Biological Engineering, Physics and Astronomy

Director, Center for Computation & Theory of Soft Materials

Deputy Director, Center for Bio-Inspired Energy Science

Email Monica Olvera de la Cruz

Research interests: soft matter

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Julio Ottino

Walter P. Murphy Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering and (by courtesy) Mechanical Engineering

Professor of Management and Organizations (by courtesy)

Distinguished Robert R. McCormick Institute Professor

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Research interests: complex systems, dynamics of granular matter, mixing and segregation

 

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Aaron Packman

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and (by courtesy) Mechanical Engineering and Chemical and Biological Engineering

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Research interests: environmental transport processes  

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K.-C. Kenneth Park

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Email K.-C. Kenneth Park

Research interests: biologically-inspired interfacial thermofluidics, hydrodynamic and thermal interactions of droplets, bubbles, and particles with surfaces

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Neelesh Patankar

Professor of Mechanical Engineering and (by courtesy) Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics

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Research interests: CFD of fluid-structure problems, biofluids, heat transfer and phase change

Research applications: organ physiology and medicine, surface engineering, neuromechanics, neurosensing 

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Alexander Tchekhovskoy

Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy

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Research interests: computational astrophysics: black holes and neutron stars, astrophysical accretion

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Petia Vlahovska

Professor of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics (by courtesy) Mechanical Engineering

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Research interests: interfacial flows, electrohydrodynamics, rheology, biofluids, membrane biophysics

Research applications: materials, biology

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Gregory Wagner

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Bette and Neison Harris Chair in Teaching Excellence

Director of Graduate Studies for Mechanical Engineering

Email Gregory Wagner

Research interests: multiscale simulations: fluid flows around moving or deformable structures, material behavior spanning atomic to continuum scales, and phase changes in manufacturing simulations

Research applications: environment, additive manufacturing