Center for Fluid Mechanics

People

Learn about the faculty, postdoctoral and graduate students in the Center for Fluids Mechanics at Brown.

Faculty

  • Jesse Ault

    Jesse Ault

    Assistant Professor of Engineering
    Research Interests Classical fluid dynamics theory, Non-linear dynamical systems, Thermo-fluidic multi-physics phenomena, High-performance computing, Computational fluid dynamics, Electrokinetics
  • Kenny Breuer

    Kenny Breuer

    Professor of Engineering, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Director of the Center for Fluid Mechanics
    Research Interests Experimental Fluid Mechanics, Animal Flight, Vortex Dynamics, Energy Harvesting, Active Matter, Micron-scale Fluidics
  • Baylor Fox Kemper

    Baylor Fox-Kemper

    Professor of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences
    Research Interests Oceanography, Mixing and Turbulence, Climate Modeling, Waves
  • Dan Harris

    Dan Harris

    Assistant Professor of Engineering
    Research Interests Fluid-Solid Interactions at the Capillary Scale, Particle and Solute Dispersion in Viscous Flows, Open Hardware and Accessible Science, Mathematical Modeling for Biomedical Device and Cultivated Meat Technologies
  • Chris Huber

    Christian Huber

    Associate Professor of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences
    Research Interests Research interests: multiphase fluid dynamics of magmas, porous media flows, lattice Boltzmann numerical methods.
  • George Karniadakis

    George Karniadakis

    Charles Pitts Robinson and John Palmer Barstow Professor of Applied Mathematics
  • Jung-Eun Lee

    Jung-Eun Lee

    Associate Professor of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences
    Research Interests Climate Modeling, Global Water Cycle, Paleoclimate
  • Amanda Lynch

    Amanda Lynch

    Professor of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, Sloan Lindemann and George Lindemann, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies
  • Brad Marston

    Brad Marston

    Professor of Physics
    Research Interests Statistical description of turbulent flows, including geophysical and astrophysical fluids, Waves of topological origin in fluids and plasmas
  • Monica Martinez Wilhelmus

    Monica Martinez Wilhelmus

    Assistant Professor of Engineering
    Research Interests Experimental Fluid Mechanics, Arctic climate change - sea ice, atmospheric composition, climate modeling
  • Martin Maxey

    Martin Maxey

    The Charles Pitts Robinson and John Palmer Barstow Professor of Applied Mathematics and Engineering
    Research Interests Shear Flows of Viscous Suspensions, Turbulent Two-phase Flows, Self-assembled Structures Using Magnetic or Electric Fields, Active Suspensions of Micro-swimmers, Bacteria
  • Tom Powers

    Tom Powers

    Professor of Engineering, Professor of Physics
    Research Interests Soft Matter: membranes, liquid crystals, colloids, and polymers, Active Matter, Locomotion at low Reynolds numbers
  • Mauro Rodriguez

    Mauro Rodriguez

    Assistant Professor of Engineering
    Research Interests Computational fluid dynamics, Two-phase flows: solid-liquid flows, bubbly flows, granular flows
  • Jay Tang

    Jay Tang

    Professor of Physics and Engineering
    Research Interests Bacterial motility-swimming and swarming; self-assembly & active matter; pattern formation & collective motion
  • Victor Tsai

    Victor Tsai

    Associate Professor of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences
    Research Interests Seismology, Geomechanics, Fluid-Solid Interactions, Debris Flows, Waves
  • Roberto Zenit

    Roberto Zenit

    Professor of Engineering
    Research Interests Two-phase flows: solid-liquid flows, bubbly flows, granular flows, Swimming in creeping flows: synthetic swimmers, non Newtonian effects, The mechanics artistic painting: Siqueiros, Pollock, watercolors, etc.

Postdoctoral Fellows

  • Juhi Chowdhury

    Research Interests Fluid-structure interactions of face masks; unsteady vortical flows
    Group Kenny Breuer
  • Guillaume Durey

    Research Interests Light-activated diffusiophoresis
    Group Jesse Ault
  • Sonja Friman

    Research Interests Cooperative behavior and metabolics of collective bird flight
    Group Kenny Breuer
  • Robert Hunt

    Research Interests Fluid-structure interactions, interfacial flows
    Group Dan Harris
  • Leah Johnson

    Research Interests Ocean Observations, Mixing and Turbulence, Air-Sea Fluxes, Climate Modeling
    Group Baylor Fox-Kemper
  • Xueke Li

    Research Interests Arctic climate change - sea ice, atmospheric composition, climate modeling
    Group Amanda Lynch
  • Joel Newbolt

    Research Interests Mechanics of flexible cylinders inspired by Seal Vibrissae
    Group Kenny Breuer
  • Yunxing Su

    Research Interests Viscoelastic coiling, Flow around rotating helices
    Group Roberto Zenit
  • Sakthi Swarrup

    Research Interests Active wing materials for Flapping flight
    Group Kenny Breuer
  • Stuart Thomson

    Research Interests Interfacial flows
    Group Dan Harris

Graduate Students

  • Luke Alventosa

    Group Dan Harris
  • John Antolik

    Group Dan Harris
  • Jack-William Barotta

    Group Dan Harris
  • Federico Cao

    Group Tom Powers
  • Anson Cheung

    Group Baylor Fox-Kemper
  • Asimanshu Das

    Group Roberto Zenit
  • Xiaoyu (Rain) Fan

    Group Baylor Fox-Kemper
  • Xiaozhou Fan

    Group Kenny Breuer
  • Madeline Federle

    Group Roberto Zenit
  • Joel Feske

    Group Baylor Fox-Kemper
  • Eric Handy-Cardenas

    Group Kenny Breuer
  • Siyang Hao

    Group Kenny Breuer
  • Chris Li

    Group Brad Marston
  • Sichen Liang

    Group Jesse Ault
  • Anna Lo Piccolo

    Group Baylor Fox-Kemper
  • Brad Lockhart

    Group Amanda Lynch
  • Wan Luo

    Group Tom Powers
  • Robben Migacz

    Group Jesse Ault
  • Mithun Ravisankar

    Group Roberto Zenit
  • Sawyer Remillard

    Group Roberto Zenit
  • Jian Teng

    Group Jesse Ault
  • Haoyi Wang

    Group Jesse Ault
  • Weixuan (Rosa) Xu

    Group Baylor Fox-Kemper
  • Andres Zambrano

    Group Roberto Zenit
  • Chenyu Zhang

    Group Brad Marston
  • Yuanhang Zhu

    Group Kenny Breuer