1. July 22 2014, Gordon Research Conference: Granular & Granular-Fluid Flow, "Frictional Interactions in Viscous Suspensions: Abrupt Shear Thickening and the Flow-Induced Jamming Transition" Speaker:  Jeff Morris

  2. July 21 2014, 6th Pacific Rim Conference on Rheology (slides)

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

  4. June 10 2014, Update: “Shear thickening, frictionless and frictional rheologies” (arXiv: arXiv:1403.6793) (ResearchGate)

  5. June 6 2014, 2nd Northeast Complex Fluids and Soft Matter Workshop (NCS2), “Shear Thickening and Friction in Brownian suspensions”

  6. April 30 2014, Journal Club for Condensed Matter Physics, with a commentary by Peter Olmsted

  7. April 9 2014: Seminar at Princeton Univ. The slides

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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


Curriculum Vitae


Levich Institute, City College of New York.

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