he 2016 Fall Fluid Mechanics Symposium will take place on November 16 in Café X and 310 Kelly Hall. This annual event, now in its 9th year, provides a venue for disseminating results and building community among those interested in fluid mechanics at Virginia Tech. The symposium is co-sponsored by the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics.

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 the majority of these presentations will also be given at the ASME IMECE and APS DFD meetings, but presentation at these events is not required for participation in the symposium. The presentation format is modeled after that of the APS DFD meeting.

This year's plenary speaker is Professor John Sader from The University of Melbourne, Australia. Professor Sader's seminar is titled "Molecular scale sensing in gas and liquid with nanoelectromechanical systems".

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

Presentation Schedule:

Talks to be given in Café X are listed here.

Talks to be given in 310 Kelly Hall are listed here.

Abstract Submission:

Abstract submission is closed.

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.


The symposium will be held in Café X and 310 Kelly Hall. Beverages and light refreshments will be provided.