Structured Bubbly Motion in Complex Fluids

This research project covered by the NSF CAREER Award seeks to utilize controlled gas flow and vibration along with the non-Newtonian rheological properties of granular materials and dense suspensions to control bubble dynamics in a structured manner. We seek to use structuring of flow to control heat and mass transport as well as fluid mixing and segregation of particles. Ultimately, we plan to apply these flows to advance chemical reactors for clean energy and particle separation for sustainable mining.