Overview. We are a theory and computational group that studies complex fluids and materials.
Arkansas Newswire & Press
Nanoparticle-stabilized emulsions, including bijels and Pickering emulsions, and the morphology of these systems in confinement and/or under the influence of electric fields.
Porous polymer membranes, formed by phase inversion. We simulate the temperature-induced and solvent induced phase separation process at the pore scale.
Funding: 3M / NSF
Directed self-assembly of block copolymers, using a moving thermal gradient, also known as zone annealing. We study the degree of long-range order with varying zone velocities and other conditions.
Pores and gas bubbles in nuclear materials, develop during irradiation. We investigate the microscale distribution and evolution of these features in the solid material.
Joseph Carmack, PhD, 2018
Dissertation: Mesoscale computatational studies of thin-film bijels.
Brian Wise, MSME, 2018
Thesis: Effects of surface-directed spinodal decomposition on binary thin-film morphology.
Bruce Berry, MSME, 2017
Thesis: Numerical simulation of metallic uranium sintering.
Ian Vance, MSME, 2017
Thesis: Computer simulation of pore migration due to temperature gradients in nuclear oxide fuel.
Ashley Green, BS, 2018
Honors Thesis: Phase field model of thermally induced phase separation (TIPS) for the formation of porous polymer membranes.
Reihle Saldana, BS, 2018
REU: Lattice-Boltzmann simulation of multi-phase fluid flow in channel constrictions.
Rosario Cervellere, BS, 2015
REU: Computer modeling of surfactant in two-phase liquids.
COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS
COMPUTATIONAL MATERIALS SCIENCE