Group Members

  1. Brennan Sprinkle will be joining my group as a postdoctoral researcher in the Fall of 2018.
  2. Courant masters student Yixiang Luo joined my research group in the Spring of 2018.
  3. Courant Instructor Blaise Delmotte joined my research group in October of 2015, and will be leaving for France as a CNRS fellow in August of 2018.

past GROUP members

  1. Yuan Xin "Bill" Bao joined the group in Fall of 2013 and successfully defended his Ph.D. in April of 2018 (Ph.D. thesis), co-supervised with Leslie Greengard. He is now a postdoc in the group of George Biros at UT Austin.
  2. Reed College undergraduate student J. R. Cruise was doing research in the group during the Summer of 2018 as part of the NYU MRSEC REU program.
  3. Florencio Balboa Usabiaga (now at the Flatiron Institute at the Simons Foundation) was a member of my research group as a postdoctoral research associate from September of 2014 - May 2017.
  4. Missouri State undergraduate Patrick Mooney was doing research in the group during the Summer of 2016 as part of the NYU MRSEC REU program.
  5. Courant Instructor Bakytzhan Kallemov (now at LBL) was a member of my research group from September of 2013 to Dec 2015.
  6. Undergraduate student Chiao-Yu Yang (now attending Berkeley) did research in my group during the summer of 2015.
  7. Courant Ph.D. student Steven Delong (now at Google research) joined my research group in the Fall of 2011 and graduated in May of 2015, and join Google research. His Ph.D. thesis can be found here.
  8. Amit Kumar Bhattacharjee was a postdoctoral research associate in my group from March 2013 to March 2015.
  9. UNED Physics Ph.D. student Jaime Arturo de la Torre visited the Courant institute during the Fall of 2013.
  10. Visiting junior scientist Jason Kay did summer research in 2013 under joint supervision with Boyce Griffith, and joined the Courant Institute in the Fall of 2014.
  11. Mingchao Cai was a Postoctoral Associate in my group from summer of 2012 to summer of 2013.
  12. Graduate student Yifei Sun joined the Courant Institute in the Fall of 2013 after doing summer research in our group in 2012 and 2013.
  13. Courant Ph.D. student Thomas Fai (now at Brandeis University, following a  postdoctoral fellow at Harvard) worked with Professor Charles Peskin and joined our research effort in fluctuating hydrodynamics for fluid mixtures with the help of the DOE CSGF program.


  1. I have recently begun a collaboration with the group of Ning Wu at Colorado School of Mines on active colloids in AC fields.
  2. I collaborate with the group of Neelesh Patankar at Northwestern University on Brownian suspensions of rigid particles.
  3. I collaborate closely with Boyce Griffith (previously at Courant and now at UNC) and his postdoc Amneet Bhalla on several research projects involving his code IBAMR.
  4. I collaborate closely with my colleague Eric Vanden-Eijnden on issues in applied stochastic analysis applied to fluctuating hydrodynamics.
  5. I also collaborate with Rafael Delgado-Buscalioni (UAM, Madrid, Spain) and Pep EspaƱol (UNED, Madrid, Spain) on a number of projects involving fluctuating hydrodynamics of particle suspensions.
  6. Research scientist Andy Nonaka works with my collaborator John Bell at the LBNL Center for Computational Sciences and Engineering (CCSE), and has recently joined our efforts to develop low Mach number schemes for fluctuating hydrodynamics of fluid mixtures. Alejandro Garcia (Physics, SJSU) is also a visiting member of CCSE and has been a close collaborator for many years.