Turbulence and mixing layer, rheology of dilute polymer solutions, drag reduction, schlieren imaging and shadowgraphy.
I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT. I work with Prof. Gareth McKinley and Prof. Irmgard Bischofberger on studying mixing and turbulence of dilute biopolymer solutions using Schlieren imaging. In my research, I investigate the potential of using dilute biopolymer solutions instead of synthetic polymer solutions for drag reduction in pipelines and around marine structures.
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