Carola Seyfert has been working very hard on this beautiful phenomenon called “Marangoni Bursting” in the last months, and she realised that something “wrong” happened when she inserted certain type of polymer particles in the solution. She turned that “wrong” into something beautiful! and the committee of this year’s APS-DFD Gallery of Fluid Motion seem to have agreed. You can see the full 3 min video in our gallery of videos. Notice also the guitar score from the great Rodrigo Ezeta. Enjoy!
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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.
Quite happy to see our recent paper “Particle monolayer assembly in evaporating salty colloidal droplets” in Physical Review Fluids suggested by the editors! Congrats to Laura and Myrthe for their hard work!
We are not doing research on any COVID19 topic, but we support and encourage all those who are doing (and can do it)!
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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!
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.
Today I am co-organizing the kick-off meeting of the “Center for Complex Fluid Dynamics” hosted in the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization in Göttingen! Quite excited to see this thing finally running, with lots of people from Twente, Mainz and Göttingen joining forces.
Check out the teaser in Youtube:
This year we decided to join forces with our colleagues from the University of Navarra in Spain and submit a joint video about jamming and clogging in hourglasses and in hourglasses-like systems.
We also have narration this time! So you’ll hear Angi from Munich and me from Enschede narrating the video… Enjoy!
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.