Speaker: Timm Treskatis, Mathematics UBC
URL for Speaker: https://blogs.ubc.ca/timm/
Location: ESB 4133
Intended Audience: Public
What if we could imitate spider silk glands to produce biodegradable materials with properties similar to rubber or plastic? In our interdisciplinary team of fluid dynamicists, chemical engineers and material scientists, my role as mathematician is to try and answer this question from the numerical perspective. In this context, I am working on a problem of multiphase flow that includes advection, diffusion, chemical reaction, osmosis and viscoplastic behavior.