Simulating Superhydrophobic Surfaces: Modeling and Optimization

Fluids Seminar
September 18, 2013 11:00 pm

Speaker:  Kellen Petersen, Courant Ins. Math. Sc., New York Univ. US

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Location:  LSK 203

Intended Audience:  Public

Interest in superhydrophobic surfaces has increased due to a number of interesting advances in science and engineering. These surfaces are generally characterized by high contact angles and small hysteresis. I will discuss some recent results in the field, different models, and some work on optimal surface design.

Kellen obtained his undergraduate degrees in Mathematics and Physics from the University of Utah and Master’s degree in Mathematics from the Courant Institute (NYU). He is currently finishing his doctoral degree at the Courant Institute.