Living polymers, i.e. Self-assembled surfactant micelles in aqueous solutions play an integral role in the society, and are nearly ubiquitous in our daily life. These systems are useful in a variety of applications from household, cosmetic product, oil-gas, heating and cooling, nano-templating, and biomedicine. In this talk, I will address recent findings of my lab on three different fluid dynamics problems that involve living polymers at low to moderate Reynolds numbers: 1) Shear banding in flow of living polymers, 2) Multiphase flow of particles in living polymers and 3) Extensional flow of living polymers.
Dr. Mohammadigoushki is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, at Florida State University since August 2016. He received his PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering in 2014 from University of British Columbia, Canada and spent two years as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Chemical Engineering at UC Berkeley. Trained as an experimental fluid dynamicist (Low to moderate Reynolds numbers), he conducts research on different aspects of flow of soft materials using advanced techniques such as Rheology (shear and extension), Particle Image Velocimetry, NMR Spectroscopy, NMR diffusometry, NMR velocimetry, Small Angle Light Scattering, and Small Angle Xray Scattering.