Student Lunch

Sponsored by The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Day/Date/Time: Monday, 23 November, 12:45 – 13:55
Location: Sheraton Boston – Republic Ballroom (2nd Floor)
Contact: Karl Helfric, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (


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  1. Shelly Anna, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University.
    Microfluidics, transport and mechanics of fluid interfaces, and emulsions & foams.
  2. Bob Behringer, Department of Physics, Duke University.
    Granular materials flow easily under many circumstances, but just as easily they 'freeze' or 'jam'. Important questions include: what are the nature of the flows near jamming, and what controls changes between granular fluids and solids?
  3. Phil Marcus, Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley.
    Prof. Marcus uses CFD to analyze astrophysical and planetary flows and recently re-purposed our CFD algorithms to create a new 3D morphing technology that allows us to carry out optimal vehicle design (and CGI and animation in the movies).
  4. George Lauder, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University.
    Biofluid dynamics and biorobotics of aquatic locomotion.
  5. Fotis Sotiropoulos, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota.
    Simulation-based engineering science for tackling fluid mechanics challenges in renewable energy and environmental applications.
  6. Harry Swinney, Department of Physics, University of Texas.
    Tips on writing papers" Every scientist wants his or her paper to be read, yet most scientific papers attract few readers. The tips discussed here are based on observations of how scientists select papers to read and how they decide whether or not to continue reading.
  7. Keith Julien, Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado at Boulder.
    Dr. Julien has extensive experience in the modeling and computation of dynamics and instabilities processes for geophysical and astrophysical flows.  Examples include protoplanetary disks, stably and unstably stratified flows (such as penetrative convection, rotating and magneto- convection), turbulent shear flows, and boundary effects in turbulent convection.
  8. Alison Marsden, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of  California, San Diego.
    Prof. Marsden’s research focuses on cardiovascular blood flow simulations, patient specific modeling, as well as numerical methods for multiscale modeling, optimization, and uncertainty quantification applied to pediatric and adult cardiovascular disease.
  9. Ann Karagozian, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UCLA.
    Prof. Ann Karagozian’s research interests lie in the control of instabilities in non-reactive and chemically reactive flows, with applications to aircraft and rocket propulsion systems.
  10. Tom Mullin, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester.
    Experimental investigations of hydrodynamic instabilities and transition to turbulence and experimental studies of the motion of particles in low Reynolds number flows.
  11. Eckart Meiburg, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of  California at Santa Barbara (
    Academic careers   in CFD: Opportunities and challenges.
  12. Ken Melville, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego.
    From rarefied gas dynamics to physical oceanography and air-sea interaction: the flexibility of a career in fluid dynamics.
  13. Parviz Moin,  Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University.
    High fidelity computation of turbulent flows, computational and computer science. Algorithms for prediction and engineering analysis of multi-physics turbulent flows: combustion, two-phase flows, aero-acoustics.
  14. Christophe Clanet, Institut de Recherche sur les Phénomènes Hors Equilibre (IRPHE), Universités d'Aix-Marseille.
    Sports physics.