Join Dean Kaveh and Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) head Sue Mantell for a virtual “Lunch and Learn." Hear news from the college and take a closer look at innovative research underway in the department.
FEATURED SPEAKER: Sungyon Lee, Benjamin Mayhugh Assistant Professor
"Hidden Complexity in Everyday Fluid Mechanics"
From water droplets on windshields to hand lotion, our everyday lives are filled with examples of one fluid interacting with another and with a solid substrate. While seemingly mundane, the science behind the interfacial dynamics of fluids is complex, and understanding them can lead to new innovations, such as self-cleaning surfaces, and minimizing unwanted outcomes, such as aircraft icing. Professor Lee’s research broadly considers fluid mechanics problems that involve the dynamics of fluid-fluid interface, such as droplets in airflow, gas migration in porous media, and flow of particles and liquid mixtures. Her group combines experiments and mathematical modeling to uncover the fundamental physical mechanisms at play. In this talk, Professor Lee will give a brief overview of her research, followed by a more in-depth look at gas migration patterns in soft sediments.
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