October 2021 Xiaojia Wang is selected to participate in the Rising Stars in MechE 2021 workshop hosted by MIT. Congratulations!
October 2021 Dr. Evgeniy Boyko joins the group as a Lillian Gilbreth Postdoctoral Fellow after spending a year at Princeton University as a Rothschild/Zuckerman fellow. Dr. Boyko will also be a joint member of Prof. Basaran's group in the Davidson School of Chemical Engineering. Welcome!
September 2021TMNT-Lab PI and co-investigator Dr. Marconnet have their proposal "Validation of a CFD Model for Gas-Liquid Flows in Packed Bed Reactors to Enable Thermo-Fluid Analysis in Microgravity" selected by NASA for funding under the research announcement "Use of the NASA Physical Sciences Informatics System – Appendix G" to support joint research between the TMNT and MTEC labs.
September 2021 TMNT-Lab PI and co-investigator Dr. Rayz (from the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering) receive a Research Grant Award from the Brain Aneurysm Foundation towards their work on patient-specific computational modeling of hemodynamics and biomechanics of intracranial aneurysms, to support joint research between the TMNT and CFML labs.
August 2021 TMNT-Lab PI recognized amongst 97 (out of 452) "Outstanding Engineering Teachers, Spring 2021" by Purdue's College of Engineering for his contributions to ME697 (new graduate course on Nonlinear Wave Mechanics).
June 2021Preprint of an invited topical review on the nascent subject soft hydraulics is posted. The review summarizes, amongst other contributions from the community, our key accomplishments at the TMNT-Lab towards deriving the basic laws of flows through tiny elastic pipes.
May 2021 William Alston and Jaden Bryant (Savannah State University) join the TMNT-Lab for the 10-week NCN URE 2021 summer program. Welcome!
June 2021 Pranay receives a Best Poster Award under the "Emerging Technologies & Fundamentals" for his contribution to ITherm2021. Congratulations!
March 2021 TMNT-Lab PI recognized by Purdue's College of Engineering as 2021 Outstanding Faculty Mentor of Mechanical Engineering Graduate Students, upon nomination of the TMNT-Lab members. Many thanks for their support!!!
March 2021 TMNT-Lab PI and Prof. Pejman Sanaei (New York Institute of Technology) are co-organizing a Focus Session at the APS March Meeting 2021 on Microflows Meet Soft Matter. Also check out Zongxin's talk at the meeting!
March 2021 Vishal's paper below was highlighted by a Purdue News service interview and story.
February 2021 TMNT-Lab Alum Dr. Vishal Anand's paper in Z. Angew. Math. Mech. (ZAMM) (the journal founded by von Mises, in which Prandtl's boundary layer theory was first published) was selected as Editor's Choice article for vol. 101 iss. 2. Editor's Choice is a category "to highlight articles which are identified by the Editor-in-Chief as particularly valuable or interesting", and making the paper free to read. Congratulations!
January 2021 TMNT-Lab PI recognized amongst 107 (out of 452) "Outstanding Engineering Teachers, Fall 2020" by Purdue's College of Engineering for his contributions to ME509 (Intermediate Fluid Mechanics).
January 2021 Srinath Kulkarni joins the group to work towards his MSAA thesis, co-advised with Prof. Fabio Semperlotti. Welcome!
August 2020 NSF Grant CMMI-2029540 "Nonlinear Dynamics of Confined Interfaces: Beyond Linear Analysis and Towards Control" awarded to the TMNT-Lab to support research in the group.
June 2020 Check out the TMNT-Lab PI in the group photo (#87) in the Introduction to the Stokes at 200 theme issue of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A (reporting on the G. G. Stokes bicentenial event held at Pembroke College, Cambridge in Fall 2019). See also the TMNT-Lab research poster presented at the meeting.
May 2020 The TMNT-Lab's cancelled APS March Meeting talk was recorded as part of the 2020 virtual mufmech. You can watch all the talks here.
May 2020 Vishal Anand defends his PhD thesis. Congratulations!
April 2020 TMNT-Lab PI receives Outstanding Reviewer recognition (out of 52) from the journal Physica Scripta, for the quality, quantity and timeliness of his reviews in calendar year 2019.
March 2020 TMNT-Lab PI recognized as part of the 2020 class of Outstanding Referees (147 selected out of approximately 71,000, and only the 5th Purdue University faculty to be recognized this way) by the American Physical Society (APS) for contributions to assessing manuscripts for publication in the APS journals (the Physical Review).
March 2020 TMNT-Lab PI and Prof. Pejman Sanaei (New York Institute of Technology) are co-organizing a Focus Session at the APS March Meeting 2020 on Microflows Meet Soft Matter (Part I, Part II).
August 2019 TMNT-Lab PI recognized amongst 119 (out of 452) "Outstanding Engineering Teachers from Spring 2019" by Purdue's College of Engineering for his contributions to ME610 (graduate Boundary Layer Theory).
August 2019 Zongxin Yu joins the group to work towards her PhD in Mechanical Engineering. Welcome!
August 2019 Jielin Yang joins the group to work towards his PhD in Mathematics, co-advised with Prof. Steve Dong. Welcome!
August 2019 Pranay Nagrani returns to Purdue as an MS student in the School of Mechanical Engineering. He will continue his work on numerical simulation of suspension flows and will also perform experiments on heat transfer in suspensions, in collaboration with the Marconnet Thermal and Energy Conversion Lab. Welcome back!
August 2019 Ruihuan Cai (Zhejiang University) joins the TMNT-Lab for 12 months under a China Scholarship Council (CSC) Scholarship to study diffusion mechanisms of granular matter. Welcome!
July 2019 Masashi and Valeria present posters at the 2019 SURF Research Symposium.
June 2019 Ahmad Faraz Badar (Zakir Husain College of Engineering, AMU) joins the TMNT-Lab for 10 weeks under the S. N. Bose Scholars Program 2019 exchange. Welcome!
June 2019 Recent work of the TMNT-Lab and collaborators, on topological defects (domain walls) with long-range interactions, was featured in the Physical Review's Kaleidoscope visual gallery. Enjoy!
May 2019 Masashi Nishiguchi (The University of Mount Union) and Valeria Tellez (Texas A&M University–Kingsville) join the TMNT-Lab for the 12-week SURF 2019 summer program. Welcome!
May 2019 Sanjan Muchandimath (IIT-Madras) joins the TMNT-Lab for the 9-week PURE 2019 summer program. Welcome!
December 2018 Dr. Federico Municchi finishes his postdoctoral appointment at Purdue and moves to the University of Nottingham to work on porous media flows as a research fellow. Wishing him continued success!
November 2018 Zihao receives a H. William Bottomley Research Scholarship from the School of Mechanical Engineering for Spring 2019, recognizing his research contributions to the TMNT-Lab. Congratulations!
September 2018 Julia receives a Purdue Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) Scholarship for 2018-2019, recognizing her engagement in research, scholarship, or creative work in the TMNT-Lab. Congratulations!
August 2018 TMNT-Lab PI recognized amongst 97 (out of 452) "Outstanding Engineering Teachers from Spring '18" by Purdue's College of Engineering for his contributions to ME309 (undergraduate Fluid Mechanics).
August 2018 TMNT-Lab PI will discuss the TMNT-Lab's research on fluid--structure interactions at the University of Nebraska--Lincoln's Department of Mathematics Colloquium.
August 2019 Xiaojia Wang joins the group to work towards her PhD in Mechanical Engineering. Welcome!
July 2018 Zoë and Zihao present posters at the 2018 SURF Research Symposium.
July 2018 Aditya and the Purdue team of interns receive the "The Good Doctor Steve Weber Engineering Excellence Award" for their work at Sun Hydraulics this summer. Congratulations!