The Fourth Collaborative Workshop Initiative (CWI)
6–8 January 2014
Oxford


Objectives

  • The CWI workshops run in January of each year, alternating between Oxford and Princeton. This year the workshop will be held at the University of Oxford.

  • The principal aim of these three-day workshops are to exploit and develop synergistic links among the Complex Fluids Group at Princeton, Mathematics at the University of Oxford, and a span of other global universities and scientific disciplines, to establish collaborative projects in the broad spectrum of overlapping research interests in theoretical applied mathematics and experimentation.

  • If you are interested in attending this event or would like further details then please email me.

  • There will be a formal dinner on Monday 6 January at St John's College. If you would like to attend this dinner then please email me.

  • Venue and travel

  • The workshop will take place in the Mathematical Institute, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6GG.

  • For those arriving from Heathrow airport the Airline coach service provides a direct connection to Oxford centre. You should travel to the final stop (Gloucester Green coach station), from which the accommodation is a ten-minute walk. There is also a taxi rank at the coach station. Note you must pay in cash for the coach (they accept both GBP and USD).

  • Accommodation will be at Somerville College.

  • Schedule

  • Presentations and discussion-initiators will take place during the mornings of Monday and Tuesday in lecture room L4.

  • The afternoons and Wednesday morning, are set aside for breakout sessions and collaborative time in lecture room L4 and classrooms C1, C2, C3 and C4.

  • Monday

    9: Introduction (L4).

    9:15-10:45: Presentations (L4).
  • Guy Ramon - Sustainable energy and water production - advanced membranes and cool sounds.
  • Dominic Vella - The onset of menisci.
  • Daniele Vigolo - Particle ordering mechanisms in inertial microfluidics.

  • 10:45-11:30: Coffee (beneath the small north crystal).

    11:30-1: Presentations (L4).
  • Hyoungsoo Kim - Liquid flow along an elastic beam.
  • Peter Howell - Flow on a flexible substrate.
  • Hassan Masoud - Applications of the reciprocal theorem.
  • Camille Duprat - Elastocapillarity.

  • 1-2: Lunch (beneath the large south crystal).

    2-4: Breakout sessions.
  • Marianne Ellis - Scaling up cell culture using fluidised bed reactors (L4).
  • Hyoungsoo Kim - Liquid flow along an elastic beam (C1).
  • Hassan Masoud - Applications of the reciprocal theorem (C2).

  • 3:45-4:30: Coffee (beneath the small north crystal).

    4:30-6: Breakout sessions.
  • Guy Ramon - Sustainable energy and water production - advanced membranes and cool sounds (C1).
  • Daniele Vigolo - Particle ordering mechanisms in inertial microfluidics (C2).
  • Dominic Vella - On the onset of menisci (C3).
  • Camille Duprat - Elastocapillarity (C4).

  • 6:40: Depart for dinner from L4 at St John's College.

    Tuesday

    9-10:45: Presentations (L4).
  • Matthieu Roché - Foam generation by 'turbulent' mixer.
  • Margarita Staykova - On the effect of lipid membrane adhesion.
  • Rob Style - Contact mechanics in soft solids.
  • Zhong Zheng - Horizontal heterogeneity in porous media and second-kind self-similar gravity currents .

  • 10:45-11:30: Coffee (beneath the small north crystal).

    11:30-1. Presentations (L4).
  • Suzie Protière - Compression of a granular raft.
  • Amy Tsai - Macroscopic splashing and microscopic slippage on superhydrophobic surfaces.
  • Rachel Bennett - Synchronisation in a three-sphere model of chlamydomonas with emergent run-and-tumble behaviour.

  • 1-2: Lunch (beneath the large south crystal).

    2-4: Breakout sessions.
  • Dominic Vella, Doug Holmes, Derek Moulton and Anupam Pandey - Snap buckling (L4).
  • Margarita Staykova - On the effect of lipid membrane adhesion (C1).
  • Matthieu Roché - Foam generation by 'turbulent' mixer (C2).
  • Rob Style - Contact mechanics in soft solids (C3).
  • Zhong Zheng - Horizontal heterogeneity in porous media and second-kind self-similar solutions for gravity currents (C3).

  • 3:45-4:30: Coffee (beneath the small north crystal).

    4:30-6: Breakout sessions.
  • Apala Majumdar - Liquid crystal microfluidics (L4).
  • Suzie Protière - Compression of a granular raft (C1).
  • Amy Tsai - Macroscopic splashing and microscopic slippage on superhydrophobic surfaces (C2).
  • Ramin Golestanian and Rachel Bennett - Synchronisation in a three-sphere model of chlamydomonas with emergent run-and-tumble behaviour (C3).

  • 6:40: Depart for dinner from L4 at Pierre Victoire.

    Wednesday - flexible day

    9-11: Breakout sessions.
  • Matthieu Roché and Jie Feng - Bubble bursting in a two-film fluid (L4).
  • Rooms C1, C2, C3, C4 free for breakout sessions.

  • 11-1: Breakout sessions.
  • Linda Cummings, Peter Stewart and Ian Griffiths - a follow-up on membrane filtration (L4).
  • Rooms C1, C2, C3, C4 free for breakout sessions.

  • 1-2: Lunch (in the Mathematical Institute canteen).



    Publications generated from the CWI (click for links)

    [8] Curvature suppresses the Rayleigh-Taylor instability
    P.H. Trinh, H. Kim, N. Hammoud, P.D. Howell, S.J. Chapman & H.A. Stone
    2014
    (submitted).

    [7] A pinned or free-floating plate on a thin viscous film. Part 1: A rigid plate.
    P.H. Trinh, S.K. Wilson & H.A. Stone
    2014
    (submitted).

    [6] Dynamics of Snapping Beams and Jumping Poppers
    A. Pandey, D.E. Moulton, D. Vella, & D.P. Holmes
    2014
    Eur. Phys. Lett. (to appear).

    [5] A fluid-mechanical model of elastocapillary coalescence
    K. Singh, J.R. Lister & D. Vella
    2013
    (submitted).

    [4] The spreading of hydrosoluble surfactants on water
    M. Roché, Z. Li, I.M. Griffiths, A. Saint-Jalmes & H.A. Stone.
    2013
    Phys. Fluids, 25, 091108.

    [3] Gravity-driven thin-film flow on a flexible substrate
    P.D. Howell, J. Robinson & H.A. Stone.
    2013
    J. Fluid Mech, 732, 190-213

    [2] Interfacial deflection and jetting of a paramagnetic particle-laden fluid: theory and experiment
    S.S.H. Tsai & I.M. Griffiths (joint first authors), Z. Li, P. Kim & H.A. Stone.
    2013
    Soft Matter, 9, 8600.

    [1] An experimental and theoretical investigation of particle–wall impacts in a T-junction
    D. Vigolo & I.M. Griffiths (joint first authors), S. Radl & H.A. Stone.
    2013
    J. Fluid Mech., 727, 236.