1. July 21, 6th Pacific Rim Conference on Rheology (slides)

  2. June 23, ACS 2014 Colloid & Surface Science Symposium, “Examination of the role of contact friction in shear thickening and the jamming transition” Speaker: Jeff Morris

  3. June 10, Update: “Shear thickening, frictionless and frictional rheologies” (arXiv: arXiv:1403.6793) (ResearchGate)

  4. June 6, 2nd Northeast Complex Fluids and Soft Matter Workshop (NCS2), “Shear Thickening and Friction in Brownian suspensions”

  5. April 30, Journal Club for Condensed Matter Physics, with a commentary by Peter Olmsted

  6. April 9, 2014: Seminar at Princeton Univ. The slides

  7. Nikkei Science, 2014 April (Japanese version of “Scientific American”)

  8. Feb 1, 2014: Scientific American by Nathan Collins

  9. Jan 16, 2014: CCNY’s News, CCNY Team Models Sudden Thickening of Complex Fluids

  10. Nov 25, 2013: Physics World “Model explains why liquid suspensions suddenly turn solid” written by Tim Wogan

  11. Nov 18, 2013: Physics Viewpoint by Eric Brown

  12. Nov 18, 2013: Our shear thickening paper appears in PRL

Research Interests

  1. Shear Thickening of particle suspensions

  2. Compressive consolidation of colloidal gels (DEM)

  3. Colloidal aggregates in shear flow (DEM + Stokesian dynamics)

  4. Mechanical properties of colloidal aggregates (Confocal microscopy)


Romain Mari, Jeffrey Morris, Morton Denn, Robert Botet, Heiko Briesen, Günter Auernhammer, Martine Meireles-Masbernat, Bernard Cabane.

Slides on youtube

Simulation Gallery

  1. Friction and shear thickening

  2. Compaction of particle gels

  3. Particle gels under shear

  4. Cohesive bond model–bending linear chain

  5. Cracks (network model)

  6. Bottle conveyor


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