Levich Institute Special Seminar Announcement, 10/19/2007
Friday, 10/19/2007
2:30 PM
Steinman Hall, Room #T1M-22
(Levich Institute Conference Room)

Professor Amy Shen
Washington University
Department of Mechanical Engineering

"Hydrodynamics of Complex Fluids at Small Length-Scales"


ABSTRACT


Understanding fluid transport and interfacial phenomena of complex fluids at small length-scales is crucial to understanding how to design and exploit micro- and nano-fluidic devices. Two examples will be presented. The first example studies how length-scale and fluid elasticity affect droplet pinch-off of "simple" polymeric liquids in microfluidic environments. The second example illustrates how confinement and flow induced phase transition can be used to make stable, biocompatible nanoporous gels.

BRIEF ACADEMIC/EMPLOYMENT BACKGROUND:

  • Assistant Professor (2002)
  • Ph.D., Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2000.
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Harvard University, 2000-2002.