New Jersey Institute of Technology
Department of Mathematical Sciences

Complex Flows and Soft Matter Group

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Our focus is on systems that are complex due to rheological properties of the considered fluids, complicated flow geometry, complex multiphysics aspects of the forces governing the flows, or a combination of these factors. We carry out modeling and simulations of such problems, as well as developing appropriate computational methods. In some cases, we also carry out physical experiments in our Undergraduate Capstone Laboratory in coordination with the Capstone Course taken by our applied mathematics majors. Our work is carried out in collaboration with mathematicians and scientists from a number of different institutions (listed on our Research pages).

Our research is supported by the Center for Applied Mathematics and Statistics, the Department of Mathematical Sciences, and by grants from a number of federal research agencies.

Recent News

Oct 2017: Linda Cummings has been awarded funds to run an Isaac Newton Institute 4-month programme on "Complex Analysis: techniques, applications and computations". [link]

Oct 2017: Lou Kondic has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society.

Aug 2017: Ivana Seric has accepted a position with the Philadelphia 76ers as a Data Scientist in Analytics and Strategy - Congratulations, Ivana!

Aug 2017: Ivana Seric defended her thesis on August 1st in Cullimore 611.

Jul 2017: Michael Lam spoke at the FUNWAVE-TVD workshop in Newark, DE as part of his internship at the Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory. [link]

Jun 2017: Lou Kondic chaired the 14th Frontiers in Applied and Computational Mathematics, June 24-25 at NJIT. [link]

Jun 2017: Linda Cummings co-organized the 33rd annual workshop on Mathematical Problems in Industry, June 19-23 at NJIT. [link]

Jun 2017: Pejman Sanaei defended his thesis on June 16th in Cullimore 611.

Jun 2017: Michael Lam spent summer 2017 as an intern at the Coastal Hydraulics Lab in Mississippi, funded by Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education! [link]

May 2017: Linda Cummings was an invited speaker at the Applied and Computational Complex Analysis workshop to be held at the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Edinburgh, UK.

Apr 2017: Nanyi Dong defended his thesis on April 26th in Cullimore 611.

Mar 2017: Pejman Sanaei has accepted a position at the Courant Institute for Mathematical Sciences, NYU, starting September 2017 - Congratulations, Pejman!

Feb 2017: Pejman Sanaei organized and spoke in minisymposium on Small-scale flows with industrial applications: Modeling and simulations at the SIAM 2017 CSE meeting. [link]

Feb 2017: Michael Lam spoke in Liquid Crystal minisymposium and Ivana Seric spoke in Computational Fluid Dynamic minisymposium at the SIAM 2017 CSE meeting. [link]

Dec 2016: Valeria Barra completed an intern at Pixar Studios! [link]

Nov 2016: Group members William Batson, Michael Lam, Pejman Sanaei, and Ivana Seric present their work at the 2016 APS Division of Fluid Dynamics meeting. [link]





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Pohlmeyer, JV; Waters, SL; and Cummings, LJ, Mathematical model of growth factor driven haptotaxis and proliferation in a tissue engineering scaffold, Bulletin of mathematical biology, 75, 393--427, (2013) [more info]
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Kondic, L; Fang, X; Losert, W; O'Hern, CS; and Behringer, RP, Microstructure evolution during impact on granular matter, Physical Review E, 85, 011305, (2012) [more info]
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Kondic, L; Fang, X; Losert, W; O'Hern, CS; and Behringer, RP, Microstructure evolution during impact on granular matter, Physical Review E, 85, 011305, (2012) [more info]
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Kramár, Miroslav; Goullet, Arnaud; Kondic, Lou; and Mischaikow, Konstantin, Evolution of force networks in dense particulate media, Physical Review E, 90, 052203, (2014) [more info]
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Kramár, Miroslav; Goullet, Arnaud; Kondic, Lou; and Mischaikow, Konstantin, Evolution of force networks in dense particulate media, Physical Review E, 90, 052203, (2014) [more info]
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Miroslav Kramár; Arnaud Goullet; Lou Kondic; and Konstantin Mischaikow, Quantifying force networks in particulate systems, Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena, 283, 37 - 55, (2014) [more info]
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Lam, MA; Cummings, LJ; Lin, T-S; and Kondic, L, Three-dimensional coating flow of nematic liquid crystal on an inclined substrate, European Journal of Applied Mathematics, 26, 647--669, (2015) [more info]
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Lam, MA; Cummings, LJ; Lin, T-S; and Kondic, L, Three-dimensional coating flow of nematic liquid crystal on an inclined substrate, European Journal of Applied Mathematics, 26, 647--669, (2015) [more info]
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Hartnett, C. A.; Seric, I.; Mahady, K.; Kondic, L.; Afkhami, S.; Fowlkes, J. D.; and Rack, P. D., Exploiting the Marangoni Effect To Initiate Instabilities and Direct the Assembly of Liquid Metal Filaments, Langmuir, 33, 8123-8128, (2017) [more info]
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Lin, T-S; Kondic, L; and Filippov, A, Thin films flowing down inverted substrates: Three-dimensional flow, Physics of Fluids, 24, 022105, (2012) [more info]
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Lin, T-S; Kondic, L; and Filippov, A, Thin films flowing down inverted substrates: Three-dimensional flow, Physics of Fluids, 24, 022105, (2012) [more info]
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Lin, T-S; Kondic, L; and Filippov, A, Thin films flowing down inverted substrates: Three-dimensional flow, Physics of Fluids, 24, 022105, (2012) [more info]
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Lin, T-S; Kondic, L; and Filippov, A, Thin films flowing down inverted substrates: Three-dimensional flow, Physics of Fluids, 24, 022105, (2012) [more info]
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Mahady, K; Afkhami, S; and Kondic, L, On the influence of initial geometry on the evolution of fluid filaments, Physics of Fluids, 27, 092104, (2015) [more info]
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Mahady, K; Afkhami, S; and Kondic, L, On the influence of initial geometry on the evolution of fluid filaments, Physics of Fluids, 27, 092104, (2015) [more info]
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Mahady, K; Afkhami, S; and Kondic, L, On the influence of initial geometry on the evolution of fluid filaments, Physics of Fluids, 27, 092104, (2015) [more info]
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Mahady, K; Afkhami, S; and Kondic, L, On the influence of initial geometry on the evolution of fluid filaments, Physics of Fluids, 27, 092104, (2015) [more info]
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Barra, Valeria; Afkhami, Shahriar; and Kondic, Lou, Interfacial dynamics of thin viscoelastic films and drops, Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, 237, 26--38, (2016) [more info]
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Barra, Valeria; Afkhami, Shahriar; and Kondic, Lou, Interfacial dynamics of thin viscoelastic films and drops, Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, 237, 26--38, (2016) [more info]
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Barra, Valeria; Afkhami, Shahriar; and Kondic, Lou, Interfacial dynamics of thin viscoelastic films and drops, Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, 237, 26--38, (2016) [more info]