News items, tidbits, awards & recognitions

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  • 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 2021 Xiaojia's paper "Reduced models of unidirectional flows in compliant rectangular ducts at finite Reynolds number" was selected as a "Featured Article" in the special issue "Tribute to Frank M. White on his 88th Anniversary" of Physics of Fluids. Congratulations!
  • 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).
  • July 2021 The TMNT-Lab participates in the SPARC Workshop on Fluidics involving deformable interfaces, feel free to join this free-to-register workshop to learn about research on soft hydraulics.
  • June 2021 Preprint 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 Check out the Purdue ME News article about our work on developing open-source computational tools for two-fluid modeling of dense particulate suspensions.
  • 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!
  • November 2020 Members of the TMNT-Lab present talks at the (virtual) 73rd Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, including co-organizing a Focus Session on Understanding Thermal Transport in Flows of Dense Suspensions with Prof. Amy Marconnet (Purdue).
  • September 2020 TMNT-Lab PI presents a talk at the inaugural Frontiers in Mechanical Engineering and Sciences Multi-University webinar.
  • September 2020 Daihui Lu presents a talk at the InterPore2020 virtual conference.
  • August 2020 Dr. Kimberley Stevens Boster finishes her Lillian Gilbreth Postdoctoral Fellowship at Purdue and moves to the University of Rocherster to work on cerebrospinal fluid dynamics as a postdoc. Wishing her continued success!
  • 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).
  • November 2019 Members of the TMNT-Lab present talks at the 72nd Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics.
  • 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!
  • May 2019 TMNT-Lab PI organizes the minisymposium on Modeling and Simulation of Fluid--Structure Interactions of Internal Flows in Soft Conduits at the 2019 SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems.
  • May 2019 Kim's poster at the Advancing Health: An Engineering – Medicine Partnership wins a prize for being top-rated in the "Brain and Health Function" category. Congratulations!
  • April 2019 Members of the TMNT-Lab attend and present talks the 2019 Midwestern University Fluid Mechanics Retreat (MUFMECH).
  • April 2019 Aditya Ghodgaonkar defends his MS thesis. Congratulations! Aditya continues his PhD studies at MIT.
  • March 2019 A proposal on "Micro- and nano-scale flows through deformable confinements" has been funded under the Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration (SPARC) of the Government of India to establish a collaboration between Purdue University and IIT Kharagpur.
  • December 2018 Dr. Kimberley Stevens joins the group as a Lillian Gilbreth Postdoctoral Fellow after defending her PhD thesis at Brigham Young University (BYU). Dr. Stevens will also be a joint member of Prof. Rayz's Cardiovascular Flow Modeling Laboratory in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering. 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!
  • November 2018 Members of the TMNT-Lab present talks at the 71st Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, including organizing the Focus Session on The Physics of Microscale Fluid Structure Interactions: Fully Coupled Flow and Deformation Mechanics (Part I, Part II).
  • October 2018 Special Issue of the journal Mechanics Research Communications on "Mechanics from the 20th to the 21st Century: The Legacy of Gérard A. Maugin," co-guest edited by the TMNT-Lab PI, is published.
  • 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!
  • June 2018 Members of the TMNT-Lab present talks at the 18th U.S. National Congress for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics.
  • May 2018 Zoë Penko (University of Alabama at Birmingham) joins the TMNT-Lab for the 12-week SURF 2018 summer program. Welcome!
  • May 2018 Zihao Lin (Purdue) joins the TMNT-Lab for the 12-week SURF 2018 summer program. Welcome!
  • May 2018 Joshua David JR (IIT-Madras) joins the TMNT-Lab for the 9-week PURE 2018 summer program. Welcome!
  • May 2018 Pranay Nagrani (NIT-Karnataka, Surathkal) joins the TMNT-Lab for 10-weeks under the S. N. Bose Scholars Program 2018 exchange. Welcome!
  • April 2018 Tanmay Inamdar defends his MS thesis. Congratulations!
  • April 2018 Mengying Wang defends her MS thesis. Congratulations! Mengying continues her PhD studies at Northwestern.
  • December 2017 Dr. Federico Municchi joins the group as a postdoc after defending his PhD thesis at TU Graz. Welcome!
  • November 2017 Tanmay Shidhore defends his MS thesis. Congratulations!
  • November 2017 Members of the TMNT-Lab present talks at the 70th Annual APS DFD Meeting.
  • November 2017 Members of the TMNT-Lab present talks at the 2017 APS Prairie Section Fall Meeting.
  • October 2017 Aditya Ghodgaonkar joins the group to work toward his MSME thesis. Welcome!
  • August 2017 Vishal Anand joins the group to work towards his PhD in Mechanical Engineering. Welcome!
  • July 2017 NSF Grant CBET-1705637 "Microscale Fluid--Structure Interactions: Towards a Predictive Theory of Their Dynamic Response" awarded to the TMNT-Lab to support research in the group.
  • June 2017 Julia Meyer (Purdue) joins the TMNT-Lab for the 12-week SURF 2017 summer program. Welcome!
  • June 2017 Special Issue of the journal Wave Motion on "Mathematical modeling and physical dynamics of solitary waves: From continuum mechanics to field theory," co-guest edited by the TMNT-Lab PI, is published.
  • May 2017 Sanketh Saravanan (IIT-Madras) joins the TMNT-Lab for the 8-week PURE 2017 summer program. Welcome!
  • February 2017 Members of the TMNT-Lab present talks at the 2017 SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering.
  • December 2016 Mengying Wang joins the group to work toward her MSME thesis. Welcome!
  • November 2016 Members of the TMNT-Lab present talks at the 69th Annual APS DFD Meeting.
  • October 2016 ACS PRF grant 57371-DNI9 "Controlling Particle Migration Using Geometry and Hydrodynamics" awarded to the TMNT-Lab to support research in the group.
  • September 2016 Theme Issue of the storied Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London on "Energy and the subsurface," co-guest edited by the TMNT-Lab PI, is published.
  • September 2016 Tanmay Inamdar joins the group to work toward his MSME thesis. Welcome!
  • August 2016 Daihui Lu joins the group to work towards her PhD in Mechanical Engineering. Welcome!
  • March 2016 Tanmay Shidhore joins the group to work toward his MSME thesis. Welcome!
  • January 2016 TMNT-Lab @ Purdue is founded. Off we go!