Our study of the dynamics of very small elastic beams in fluid has been published. Please see below for more details.
J. Barbish, C. Ti, K. L. Ekinci, and M. R. Paul, The dynamics of an externally driven nanoscale beam that is under high tension and immersed in a viscous fluid, Journal of Applied Physics (2022).
Paper on the Brownian fluctuations of a nanoscale elastic beam has been published in Nano Letters. The paper details are:
A. Ari, M. Selim Hanay, M. R. Paul, and K. L. Ekinci, Nanomechanical Measurement of the Brownian Force Noise in a Viscous Liquid, Nano Letters (2021).
I will be teaching ME 6744 Chaos and Nonlinear Dynamics this spring term. Here is the course outline.
Our paper on the hydrodynamic interactions of two closely spaced micron scale spheres has been featured on the Advances in Engineering website which can be found here.
Congratulations to Milad Radiom (lead author) and Brian Robbins (co-author).
Congratulations to Kartik Subramanian who is the lead author on a paper published today in PLOS Computational Biology. Here are the details:
Subramanian, K., Paul, M.R., and Tyson, J.J., Dynamical Localization of DivL and PleC in the Asymmetric Division Cycle of Caulobacter crescentus: A Theoretical Investigation of Alternative Model, PLOS Computational Biology, 11, e1004348, (2015).
Brian Robbins is the lead author on a paper recently accepted to the Journal of Applied Physics. Here are the paper details:
B. A. Robbins, M. Radiom, W. A. Ducker, J.Y. Walz, and M. R. Paul, “The Stochastic Dynamics of Tethered Microcantilevers in a Viscous Fluid”, Journal of Applied Physics, (2014).
The Mechanical Engineering Department has multiple open tenure-track faculty positions. The two areas of interest are Fluid-Thermal Science and Mechanical Systems. More details can be found in the following advertisement.
Photo is of the Holtzman Alumni center taken from a gallery of Fall 2013 images posted at www.vt.edu.
Our paper on the fluid coupled dynamics of small elastic structures is now available from Physical Review E. Here the are the paper details:
Paul, Clark, and Cross, Coupled motion of microscale and nanoscale elastic objects in a viscous fluid, Physical Review E, 88, 043012 (2013).
Congratulations to Stephen Epstein for successfully defending is Master’s research “The Stochastic Dynamics of Optomechanical Sensors for Atomic Force Microscopy”.