Welcome to the website of the CFAM Lab where we strive to
uncover the simplicity underlying complexity and vice versa
We are a multi-disciplinary Lab interested in fluid mechanics, transport phenomena, and hydrodynamics of soft and active matter. In particular, we exploit the tools of applied mathematics (e.g. reduced-order models and numerical techniques) and experiments to solve impactful problems where the mutual coupling of moving or deformable objects and their surrounding fluid plays an important role in the dynamics of the system. These problems often involve coupled physical phenomena taking place at a wide range of length and time scales and are of paramount importance in many engineering, biological, and biomedical contexts. Our Lab is equipped with high-end parallel computing and flow visualization facilities, and we always seek talented and motivated minds to join our team. We also very much enjoy collaborating with other experimental and theoretical groups. For more information, please visit our research and publications pages.
Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Michigan Technological University
January 2023: Umar Mustafa and Raj Tamakuwala joined our group as Ph.D. students. Welcome, Umar and Raj!
December 2022: Rohit successfully defended his dissertation. Congratulations Dr. Pandhare!