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Khismatullin, Damir Ph D

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    Background: bubble and drop dynamics and the dynamics of multiphase and multi-component systems (multiphase flow) including bubbly liquids, emulsions, suspensions, and polymer solutions. My Ph.D. thesis was completed under the guidance of and in the collaboration with Profs. Iskander Akhatov and Robert Nigmatulin, who are internationally-recognized leaders in multiphase flow and bubble dynamics. Research experience: interdisciplinary and collaborative. Since coming to the United States as a NSF-NATO Postdoctoral Fellow, I worked in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at BU (2000-2001), the Department of Mathematics at Virginia Tech (2001-2003), and the Departments of Biomedical Engineering at Duke and BU (2003-2008). This allowed me to establish collaboration with research groups in several different fields ranging from Mathematics to Medicine. Primary current interests: cellular biomechanics, medical ultrasound, thrombus rheology, and application of multiphase flow to biological systems. My work with Dr. Truskey (Duke University) gave me a great understanding and experience in modeling of biological systems and biological experimentation in vitro. One of the results of the collaborative work with Dr. Truskey is development of the first realistic 3-D computational model of deformable cell adhesion. Medical ultrasound and thrombus rheology research comes from my postdoctoral work at BU at 2000-2001 (supervised by Dr. Ali Nadim) and collaboration with leading researchers in physical acoustics (Drs. Ronald Roy and R. Glynn Holt). The main objective of my research activities is to integrate computational modeling, in vitro and in vivo experiments to improve understanding of the behavior of biological systems under both physiological and pathophysiological conditions. Paper citation index: According to Scopus and ISI Web of Science, my papers have been cited 186 times (about 10.3 per paper), as of January 2010, which is 2.47 times higher than the five-year period citations-per-paper impact score of Physical Review E (4.19), a first-ranking journal among those publishing original contributions in the field of fluid dynamics.

Law, Victor Ph D, MS

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    Through collaboration with researchers at Penn State University, South Carolina University and Argonne National Labs, we are developing processes for several thermochemical cycles that have the potential for efficiencies higher than those obtained through direct electrolysis of water. This work focuses specifically on electrochemical processes and technologies common to cycles of interest (in particular the Copper-Chloride and the Calcium-Bromide cycles). The process modeling and flowsheet construction and analysis expertise provided by Tulane researchers will be used to guide the experimental work performed at the collaborating institutions. This work is supported by a three-year grant from DOE.

Nelson, Stephen Ph D, MA

Straub, Kyle Ph D

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    My research focuses on the transport of sediment from land through the ocean and into the stratigraphic record. Scales of interest range from the interaction of turbidity currents with channel bends over minutes to the construction and preservation of river deltas over millions of years. The sedimentary bodies that arise from these processes act as both home to millions of people and reservoirs of natural resources. I examine the morphodynamics of these systems using a combination of remote sensing of subsurface sedimentary deposits (visualization and interpretation of seismic data), carefully designed laboratory experiments, field studies of modern and ancient sediment transport systems, and targeted numerical analysis and modeling.