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Hajim Highlights

Hajim Highlights

Our recent award from DOE was recently profiled in Hajim Highlights, alongside a medley of other high-energy density physics awards won by the MechE faculty. More detail here. Congratulations to all!

Hajim spotlight

Hajim spotlight

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

Position available

Position available for a PhD student interested in high energy density turbulence. Click here for a detailed description and how to apply.

paper accepted

paper accepted

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!

new grant (DOE)

new grant (DOE)

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 

Welcome!

Welcome!

Welcome to Amro, Caroline, and Leo, who have started working in our lab this summer! Amro is a Xerox Research Fellow, Caroline is supported with a Discover Grant and under our University Research Award, and Leo is supported by an ONR grant. Should be a fun time!

Xerox Fellowship summer opportunities

Xerox Fellowship summer opportunities

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!

NIH R01 award

NIH R01 award

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 

mini-bots URA

mini-bots URA

A nascent multidisciplinary collaboration between Alice Quillen (Physics), Hesam Askari (Mech. Eng.), Scott Seidman (Biomedical Eng.), and Jessica Shang has been awarded a University Research Award to develop small robots that navigate complex media (sand, slime, mud, etc.) without conventional locomotion methods. The Hydro Lab will investigate the swimming mechanisms of these robots in viscous fluids.

Coverage in UR Research Connections