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Sebastian Chialvo


Education:

B.S., University of Florida, 2008
M.A., Princeton University, 2010

Current Research:

I am a fifth year graduate student, and my current research centers on connecting the yield and flow behavior of dense granular assemblies with their particle-level properties. These properties influence the microstructure that develops when external stresses are applied, and by investigating computationally the formation and evolution of these structures, we hope to develop constitutive models that accurately describe bulk behavior.

Email address:  schialvo@princeton.edu

 

Matthew Girardi

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Education:

B.S., University of California, Davis, 2009
M.A., Princeton University, 2011

Current Research:

I am a fourth year graduate student focusing on the dynamics of wet gas-particle systems. Specifically, I deal with liquid transport, agglomeration and reactions in fluidized beds. I am interested in the film formation on particles, the associated heat and mass transfer, and the effect of liquid films on the dynamics of a fluidized bed. I combine well-established computational fluid mechanics (CFD) tools with self-developed granular flow software for a rigorous analysis of these systems. 

Email: mgirardi@princeton.edu

 

Yile Gu

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Education:

B.S., Rose-Hulman Insitute of Technology, 2012

Current Research:

 

Email: yile@princeton.edu

 

Greg Rubinstein

Education:

California Institute of Technology,  2011

Current Research:

 

 

 

Lichao Cai

Education:

B.S., Peking University, 2011

Current Research:

 

Email: lichaoc@princeton.edu

 

Ali Ozel

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