The Rochester crew went to the annual meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics, where Leo made his conference debut with a poster about his research project. Lots of great talks, a new minisymposium session (thanks to Margaret Byron at Penn State), catching up with old friends, and dining — not swimming — with the fishes at the colossal Georgia Aquarium.
Brennen and Prof Shang volunteered with the UR chapter of SWE for the biennial workshop for K-6 girls in the Rochester area. The theme was Lights! Camera! Action! SWE, as always, did a fantastic job managing this large event. A lot of new little faces, and a lot of familiar fans!
On Amro Bayoumy, who is an undergrad in ME and was a Xerox Fellow this summer. Amro worked really hard, and learned firsthand how wind engineering is not so straightforward — lots of considerations to be made. Great pics in action!
Position available for a PhD student interested in high energy density turbulence. Click here for a detailed description and how to apply.
Jeong-Hyun’s manuscript on “Dynamics of a Flexible Superhydrophobic Surface during a Drop Impact” [pdf] has been accepted for publication in Physics of Fluids. It has also been selected as an AIP SciLight. (Jeong-Hyun is now a Hibbitt Postdoctoral Fellow at Brown University.) Congratulations, Jeong-Hyun!
We will be receiving a grant from the Department of Energy’s Office of Fusion Energy Sciences to use coherent light sources to probe the dynamic properties of fluids, along with co-PIs Hussein Aluie, Riccardo Betti, and Ryan Rygg. We will be looking for a PhD student to work on this project. If you are interested in using massive lasers to study fundamental physics — who isn’t? — keep an eye for an official posting with desired qualifications.
For University of Rochester engineering students interested in undergraduate summer research, the Hydro Lab has two potential projects available through the Xerox Engineering Research Fellowship Program. Please check the website for details and eligibility. Applications due soon!
Our fledgling project with fluid transport in the brain, with relevance to Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases, was recently funded by the NIH under an R01 award for five years. The project is headed by Maiken Nedergaard at the U of R Medical Center, and is also in collaboration with Doug Kelley and Jack Thomas also of Mechanical Engineering, among others. The project highlights the exciting overlap between the medical sciences and applied mechanics. Check out the article in URMC Newsroom.