PhD students

Profile photo for Megan MazzatentaMegan Mazzatenta, PhD student, is doing experiments on spray generation by collective bubble bursting.

hannah williamsHannah Williams, PhD student, is working on modeling offshore wind farm (jointly advised with Michael Mueller).

Headshot Jun Eshima, PhD student, working jointly with Howard Stone, on theory of thin films with surfactant.

Zehua LiuZehua Liu, PhD student, on simulations of multi-phase turbulent flows.

Postdoctoral Researchers

Martin A. ErininMartin Erinin, experimental work on spray transport and aerosol-cloud interactions.

Xiaohui Zhou, works on modeling air-sea fluxes related to breaking waves.

Nicolo Scapin, is working on wind wave and sea spray modeling at high wind speed. Nicolo is supported by the HMEI Postdoctoral Fellowship program, working jointly with Gabe Vecchi.

Tristan AuréganTristan Auregan is working on the dynamics of salty thin films.

Profile photo for Paul YiPaul Yi, is a HMEI Postdoctoral fellow working on a variety of problems involving turbulent flow and their impact on biogeochemical tracers. Paul’s work in joint with Elie Bou-Zeid, Daniel Sigman and Laure Resplandy.

Visiting Graduate students

Clara Blanco. Bound and free waves growth under wind forcing. Spring 2023. Clara has now joined MAE as a PhD student.

Undergraduate students

Reese Knopp, Pedro Pimenta and Itai Savage (MAE) Senior thesis (2023-2024).

Alumni (PhD and Postdocs)

Palas Kumar FarsoiyaPalas Kumar Farsoiya, postdoc 2020-2024. Numerical work on gas exchange, Marangoni flows and phase change, multiphase turbulent flows. Palas is now faculty in chemical engineering at IIT Roorkee.

jiarong wuJiarong Wu, PhD MAE 2023. Jiarong worked on high fidelity modeling of wind waves and breaking waves. Jiarong is now a postdoc at Courant Institute, NYU.

daniel shawDan Shaw, PhD MAE 2023. Dan worked on various problems involving bubble dynamics at the air-water surface, including coalescence, bursting, and microplastics emissions.

Daniel RuthDan Ruth: PhD 2022 (MAE). Dan worked on bubbles in turbulence and is now postdoctoral researcher at ETH Zurich, working with Prof. Coletti.

Aditya K AiyerAditya Aiyer, postdoc (2020-2023) worked on modeling  offshore wind farm (jointly with Michael Mueller). Aditya is now faculty at Lehigh.

Wouter Mostert Wouter Mostert (postdoc from 2017 to 2020), numerical work on multiphase turbulence, nonlinear and breaking waves, using Basilisk. Wouter then moved on to be Assistant Professor at Missouri University of Science and Technology, and has now joined Oxford University as faculty.
Ching-Yao Lai profile picChing-Yao Lai (MAE PhD 2019), was visiting PhD student from Howard Stone lab, MAE, and worked on bursting bubble dynamics (2017-2018). Yao then moved on to be a postdoctoral researcher at Lamont (Columbia University). Yao is now Assistant Professor in the department of Geosciences at Princeton University.

Baptiste Néel (postdoc 2019-2022) performed experimental work on spray generation by collective bubble bursting. Baptiste is now a postdoctoral researcher at IMFT Toulouse (France).

Sheetal RamsurrunSheetal Ramsurrun, MSc 2022 (MAE), Sheetal worked on wave modeling and gas transfer at the air-sea interface. In September 2022, Sheetal joined the California based company Applied Intuition as Simulation Engineer.

Aliénor RivièreAlienor Riviere (2019-2022, visiting graduate student), from ENS, on bubble break-up. Alienor is now a PhD student in Paris with Stephane Perrard and continues to work on turbulence and interface.

Emre Turkoz (MAE PhD 2019) was visiting PhD student from Craig Arnold’ lab (2017-2019), working on modeling visco-elastic jest using Basilisk. Emre is now a Research Scientist at Exxon

Alexis Berny (PhD at Sorbonne University in 2020) (visiting from Feb. to May 2019), from Sorbonne University, co-advised by Stephane Popinet and Thomas Seon on numerical simulations of bubble bursting. Alexis is now Research Engineer at CEA in France.

Alumni (Undergraduates)

Sonika Bagchi (Physics). Senior thesis 2023.

Pedro Pimenta (MAE). Junior independent work 2023.

Itai Savage (MAE). Junior independent work 2023.

Sonika Bagchi (Physics). Junior paper 2022.

Sreeta Basu (MAE). HMEI Summer internship 2021.

Sonika Bagchi (Physics). HMEI Summer internship 2021.

Lucy Madden (U Mass). PRISM REU program. Summer internship 2021.

Anthony Barnett (MAE) Senior independent work, 2021.

Demetra Yancopoulos (CEE) PEI Summer internship 2020

Ethan Lam (MAE) PEI Summer internship 2020

Kaitao (David) Tang (Junior, MAE, Independent Work fall 2019)

Chuxuan Zhao (Junior, MAE, Independent Work spring 2020)

Francis Odinakachukwu Ogoke (CBE) PEI summer internship 2017 and 2018. Senior Thesis 2019. On droplet impact on oil spills.

Cindy Song (CS/Economics). PEI summer intern 2019

Mench Santelices (MAE). PEI summer intern 2019

Alex Taylor-Lash (MAE). PEI summer intern 2019

Chris Ferrigine (MAE). MAE summer intern 2019

Anna Qin (CS). Undergraduate PEI Summer internship 2018.

Eric Dogariu (EE). Undergraduate PEI summer internship 2017.

Alumni (Visiting graduate students)

Marlone Vernet, Visiting Master student in fall 2019 from ENS Lyon, bubble dynamics in turbulence. Marlone is now a graduate student at ENS in Paris.

Nicolas Chapuis, Visiting Master student, from ENS, spring and summer 2018, on collective bubble dynamics.

Leila Dhar, Visiting Master student from ENSTA-Paris Tech, spring 2018, on air entrainment by liquid jets.