Interactions between viscous fluids and a disperse phase (particles, droplets, or bubbles) give rise to complex dynamics that are crucial to many engineering and environmental applications. Due to strong coupling between micro- and macroscales, computational descriptions for multiphase flows pose a significant challenge. My research interests are centered around the advancement of modeling/theory for predictive simulation of multiphase flows. I utilize a mixture of analytical and highly parallelized computational methods to probe the statistics of multiphase flows; thereby arriving at physics-informed reduced-order models.
"when I die and go to heaven there are two matters on which I hope for enlightenment. One is quantum electrodynamics, and the other is the turbulent motion of fluids. And about the former I am rather optimistic..."
— Horace Lamb