Thermofluids Research

Multiphase and Complex Fluids

Researchers in this program pioneer new theories and models of multiphase flow and complex fluid processes and validate these processes through novel experimental techniques and exploration tools. Faculty working in these areas have a wide range of research interests including flow visualization and mixing; direct numerical simulation and modeling; uncertainty quantification and multiscale modeling; device-scale multiphase simulations; multiscale microfluidics; lab-on-a-chip, diagnostics and therapeutics; fluid-structure interaction; scientific visualization and GPU computing; self-assembly of complex fluids; biomass and energy systems analysis; laser/optical diagnostics; microscale sensing; and combustion of fuels and energetic materials.