Levich Institute Seminar Announcement, 02/07/2017
Steinman Hall, Room #312
(Chemical Engineering Conference Room)
Professor Eva Kanso
University of Southern California
Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
"Active Chains in Micro-Confinement "
I will discuss two problems in fluid mechanics inspired by biological systems. The first problem concerns the emergent patterns of active particles and chains confined in microfluidic channels. I will show interesting transitions in the global patterns, including the development of phonons and density shock waves. The second problem is that of cilia-driven flows and their role in particle capture and filtering.
BRIEF ACADEMIC/EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
Iím an Associate Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical engineering at USC on Sabbatical leave at Simons Foundation, Center for Computational Biology and visiting scholar at the Courant Institute for Mathematical Sciences
RECENT RESEARCH INTERESTS
Fluid mechanics and fluid-structure interactions, applications to micro-scale and macro-scale underwater and aerial locomotion, collective phenomena and active matter, biomedical and cilia-driven flows, and microfluidic systems