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Collaboration in PoF on turbulent mayonnaise

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I collaborated recently with Dennis Bakhuis and Sander Huisman and others at Physics of Fluids in this cool project making mayonnaise by brute force and not relying and surfactants or stabilizers, only *very* vigorous steering. Of course the resulting emulsion is totally metastable and not tasty at all… 😅

Nevertheless, it was a titanic task for Dennis Bakhuis and Pim Bulle to measure the droplet size manually with a microscope immersed in this high turbulent flow to capture thousands of water-in-oil and oil-in-droplets and to realize that there’s an asymmetry that we fail to understand! So I’m looking forward for more.

Alvaro

clogging on tour

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I’m currently “on tour” presenting our work on the clogging of suspensions in Barcelona (last week), Stockholm (right now) and Twente next week (hardcoresoftmatter.com)… A preprint of the paper can be downloaded in arxiv already. Hopefully it will be officially published soon.
Please come by if you have the chance and never seen the presentation yet!

APS-DFD 2017

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Looking forward to be in Denver this year for the American Physics Society-Division of Fluid Dynamics, being held in Denver this year.
This year I’ll be talking about salty droplets and Tamy Guimarães ( @tamygb ) will be talking about some new stuff we have been doing on unclogging using acoustic forces.

ERC-StG!

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ERC

It seems a got an ERC Starting Grant! and according to this link , I will take it to the University Twente. I was waiting to have more information before making it public, but the guys from UT News could not wait. Anyway, more details will come.

If you are interested, here you can find some of the statistics of this year’s results.