Congratulations to Derek on being awarded the Tufts Burlingame Fellowship in Physics!

Derek Walkama was recently awarded the John F. Burlingame Graduate Fellowship from Tufts for the 2020-2021 academic year, which recognizes outstanding achievement by graduate students in Physics. Congratulations Derek!

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Guasto Lab’s work on chaos in viscoelastic fluid flows featured in Tufts School of Engineering News!

A recent article titled “Disorder Suppresses Chaos” from Tufts University School of Engineering News highlights work from our group! The piece elaborates on our article recently published in Physical Review Letters on how geometrical disorder in microstructured systems such as porous media dictates the transition to unstable flow in viscoelastic fluids.

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Derek and Nico’s paper published in PRL!

Congratulations to PhD student Derek Walkama and former postdoc Nicolas Waisbord on the publication of their recent paper at Physical Review Letters! Their microfluidic experiments explore the role of geometrical disorder in the onset of viscoelastic instabilities: They show a counterintuitive effect whereby introducing disorder stabilizes the fluid flow and staves off chaotic flow instabilities.

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Congratulations to Amin for his recent Outstanding Academic Scholarship Award!

Amin Dehkharghani was just awarded the 2020 School of Engineering Graduate Outstanding Academic Scholarship Award as a PhD student in the Tufts University School of Engineering. This award is due in no small part to Amin’s fantastic publications in PNAS and Lab on a Chip. Congratulations again Amin!

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Derek’s research on sperm flagellar buckling published in PRE!

In collaboration with Arezoo Ardekani’s group at Purdue, Derek measurements of marine invertebrate sperm buckling in microfluidic flows were published in combined numerical/experimental work. The paper can be found here.

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Guasto Lab attends APS DFD meeting in Seattle

Derek and Michael along with Prof. Guasto attended the APS DFD meeting in Seattle, where they presented their latest work.

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Amin’s Lab-on-a-Chip paper was published!

Amin Dehkharghani’s paper on yeast quantification and adhesion-based separation using microfluidics was published in Lab on a Chip. This work was in collaboration with Prof. Steve Fuchs and Kristina Reinmets from the Dept. of Biology at Tufts.

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Postdoc Richard Henshaw joins the group!

Richard Henshaw earned his Ph.D. this spring from the University of Warwick (UK), where he was working with Prof. Marco Polin in Physics. He has recently joined our group as a postdoc … welcome Richard!

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Nico’s paper on yield stress fluids in porous media accepted to Physical Review Fluids!

Nico’s paper in collaboration with Jorn Dunkel’s group will be published in Physical Review Fluids … congratulations Nico!

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Amin’s and Nico’s work on bacterial transport in porous media published in PNAS!

Congratulations! The advanced version of the article, which is in collaboration Jorn Dunkel’s group at MIT, can be found here. See also the accompanying article by Tufts Engineering News.

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