Biomedical Engineering Seminar

December 11, 2017
December 11, 2017
Speaker: Pierre-Thomas Brun, Ph.D.
                 Princeton University    
Title: Building with Fluids: Harnessing Spatial Order from Fluid Instabilities   
Location: Biomedical Engineering Auditorium
Time: 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Dr. Pierre-Thomas Brun received his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau in 2008, his Master’s degree in Advanced Chemical Engineering from the University of Cambridge in 2009 and doctorate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Sorbonne University in 2012 for work on the dynamics and instability of viscous and elastic threads. PT then joined the Ecole Polytchnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) as a postdoctoral fellow where he specialized on interfacial fluid mechanics and instabilities. In 2014, he joined MIT as an instructor in Applied Mathematics and recently moved to Princeton, where he is a faculty in the department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. In 2015, he was one of the APS/DFD Gallery of Fluid Motion Award Winners.
Dr. Brun’s research is curiosity-driven with focus on the quantitative modeling of nonlinear fluid and elastic processes in complex soft materials and the mathematical description of structure formation in inert and biological systems. His work is interdisciplinary and aims to study pattern forming instabilities with view to passively fabricate hierarchical and topological structures in a broad range of materials 
His research is conducted hand in hand with the experimental investigations of model experiments. With this perspective, he studies problems involving thin fluid films, viscous threads (3D printing), microfluidics systems, but also elastic shells, swelling and elastocapillarity.
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