The Complex fluids lab is housed in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at MSU. The lab is devoted to experiments and theoretical investigations of problems on fluid structure interaction, sedimentation, viscoelastic fluid flow among others. Click here (and go to page 13) to read about some ongoing work in our lab.
CURRENT LAB MEMBERS
1. Joseph Firodilino, M.S. in Pure and Applied Mathematics, M.S. Thesis on "Advection-diffusion-reaction modeling of A-beta aggregation".
3. Jillian Varner, B.S. in Physics, working on "Pipeline flow of Biomass".
4. Siobhan Soltau, B.S. in Physics, working on the tranportation of biomass.
5. Will Hernandez, B.S. in Physics, working on experiments on the flow of tear film in the eye.
FORMER LAB MEMBERS
1. Andrew Mauro, M.S. in Chemistry, working on his M.S. Thesis on "Modeling self assembly of biomolecules".
2. Wayne Ernst, B.S. in Physics (SHIP scholar), working on his Honors thesis on "Nonequilibrium pattern formation".
3. Danny Barry, B.S. in Mathematics, working on flow visualization in "Fluid structure interaction".4. Douglas Platt (2009-2010), M.S. in Pure and Applied Math, graduated 2010, MS.Thesis work on "Fluid mechanics of the eye and role of the mucus layer". Douglas is currently pursuing his doctoral degree in Mathematics education at Montclair State University.
5. Paul MacLaughlin (2009-2011), B.S. in Physics, graduated 2010, worked on experiments concerning the fluid mechanics of the eye.
6. Gin Sanchez (2009-Jan, 2012), Ph. D. student in Emvironmental Management 2009-2011, worked on "Feasibility of pipeline transportation of biomass". He has now moved to a different project in the Environmental Science department.
8. Michael Cohrs, B.S. in Physics(SHIP scholar), completed his Honors thesis on "Energy harvest from vortex induced oscillations". His work has recently appeared in the International Journal of Ecology and Development, 2013. Michael is currently a physics teacher at the Holmstead School in Newark, NJ.
9. John Park (2010-2011), completed his B.S. in physics. He worked on designing the experiment to study the flow of tyear film in the eye and is still collaborating with our group. He is currently in the doctoral program in mathematics education at MSU.
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