Seminars 2013

Past Seminars

Fall 2013

September 17, 2013, 3:00pm 

Professor Heidi Nepf
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Title: How Vegetation Alters Water Motion and the Feedbacks to Environmental System Structure and Function

Host: Shreyas Mandre,

September 24, 2013, 3:00pm
Enkekl Lushi
Brown University
Title: The Origin and Nature of Spiral Vortex Ordering in a Bacterial Drop

Host: Petia

October 8, 2013, 3:00pm
Professor Clancy Rowley
Princeton University
Title:  Low-order Models for Control of Fluids: Balanced Models and Koopman Modes

Host: Shreyas Mandre, Shreyas_Mandre@brown.ed

October 15, 2013, 3:00pm
Malika Ouriemi
Brown University
Title:  Impact of Surface-absorbed Particles on Interfacial Phenomena: From Landau-Levich Problem to Armored Drops

Host: Petia Vlahovska,

October 22, 2013, 3:00pm

Professor Shahriar Afkhami
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Title: To Jump or Not to Jump?

Host: Shreyas Mandre,

October 29, 2013, 3:00pm
Professor Naomi Ehrich Leonard
Princeton University
Title: Coordinated Control: Models and Mechanisms from Collective Animal Behavior

Host: Kenny Breuer,

November 5, 2013, 3:00pm
Themistoklis Sapsis
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Title:  Reduced-order Stochastic Modeling and Probabilistic Prediction of Turbulent Dynamical Systems with Intermittent or Persistent Instabilities

Host:  John Marston, 

November 12, 2013, 3:00pm 
Professor Thomas Peacock

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Title: Uncovering the Hidden Skeleton of Flow Transport

Host: Kenny Breuer,

November 19, 2013, 3:00pm
Professor Brian Storey
Olin College
Title:  Non-linear Dynamics in Simple Fluid Networks

Host:  Petia Vlahovska,

December 3, 2013, 3:00pm
Anja Slim
Title:  Solutal Convection in Porous Media

Host: Shreyas Mandre,

Spring 2013

February 5, 2013, 3:00 p.m.
Professor Baltasar Mena
National Autonomous University of Mexico
Host:  Kenny Breuer,

Title:  A Review of Viscoelastic Flow Past Rising Bubbles and Droplets

February 19, 2013, 3:00 p.m.
Roseann Zia
Cornell University
Title Dispersed and Kinetically Arrested Phases in Colloids: A Micro-mechanical Prespective 

Host:  Petia Vlahovska 

March 5, 2013, 3:00 p.m.

Patrick Underhill
Title Collective Behavior in Suspensions of Swimming Microorganisms

Host: Petia Vlahovska,

March 12, 2013, 3:00 p.m.
John Bush
Title:  Hydrodynamic Quantum Analogs:  Droplets Walking on the Impossible Plot Wave

Host: Kenny Breuer,

March 19, 2013, 3:00 p.m.
Ethan Schonbrun
Rowland Institute at Harvard
Title:  Imaging Dynamic Behavior of Cells in Fluid Flow

Host:  Petia Vlahovska,

March 26, 2013, 3:00 p.m.
Richard L. Magin
University of Illinois at Chicago
 Title: Fractional Calculus: A Tool to Model Complex Dynamics in Multi-scale Structures

Host: George Karniadakis,

April 2, 2013, 3:00 p.m.
Evan Hohlfeld
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Title: Patterns from Scale-free Instabilities in Soft Solids

Host:  Shreyas

April 9, 2013, 4:00 p.m. 
David Hu
Title:  From Ant Rafts to Wet-dog Shakes: A Decade After Double- Majoring in Mathematics and Mec

Host:  Kenny

April 23, 2013, 3:00 p.m.
Neil Balmford
University of British Columbia
Title: Skipping, Sloshing and Washboards

Host:  Shreyas Mandre,

April 30, 2013, 3:00 p.m.
Daniel Hammer
University of Pennsylvania
Title Motility of Ameoboid Cells in the Immune System

Host:  Petia Vlahovska,

May 7, 2013, 3:00 p.m. , Cancelled
Clarence Rowland
Princeton University

Host:  Shreyas Mandre