Ice crystals on a freezing bubble
Credit: Farzad Ahmadi
(Boreyko research group)

Important Dates

Abstracts Due: Nov 1

Schedule Posted: Nov 8

Symposium: Nov 14


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  he 2017 Fall Fluid Mechanics Symposium (FFMS 2017) will take place on November 14 in Café X and 310 Kelly Hall. This annual event, now in its 10th year, provides a venue for disseminating results and building community among fluid mechanicians at Virginia Tech. FFMS 2017 is co-sponsored by the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics and the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

The symposium will consist of two parallel sessions of 10-minute presentations by faculty and students covering a broad range of fluid mechanics research. It is anticipated that many of these presentations will also be given at the ASME IMECE and APS DFD meetings, but presentation at this event is not required for participation in FFMS 2017. The presentation format is modeled after that of the APS DFD meeting.

This year's plenary speaker is Professor Rajat Mittal from Johns Hopkins University. 

There is no registration fee to attend the meeting. Please feel free to come and go throughout the day.

Presentation Schedule:

Talks to be given in Café X will be listed here by November 8.

Talks to be given in 310 Kelly Hall will be listed here by November 8.

Abstract Submission:

To submit an abstract, complete the abstract form by November 1, 2017.

Abstracts are limited to 1300 characters. Any special requests regarding presentation time can be included with your submission. Please email with any questions or other special requests.

Presentation Formats:

All presentations will be 10 minutes with 5 minutes for questions and transition between speakers.

Gallery of Fluid Motion videos and poster displays are also welcomed. Please email if you wish to submit a non-lecture presentation.


FFMS 2017 will be held in Café X and 310 Kelly Hall. Beverages and light refreshments will be provided at various times throughout the day.