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The Benjamin Levich Institute for Physico-Chemical Hydrodynamics


Professor Morton Denn, Director • Institute Office: Steinman 1M • Tel: 212-650-8157

Benjamin Levich Institute for Physico-Chemical Hydrodynamics, an internationally recognized research center for the study of fundamental problems of flow and transport in complex fluids, fluid-like media and interfaces headed by Albert Einstein Professor Morton Denn, includes faculty from the Departments of Chemical Engineering and Physics. The current scope of the Institute’s research is in five major areas: granular flows, low Reynolds number hydrodynamics, non-Newtonian fluid mechanics, computational fluid mechanics, and transport along interfaces. Examples include experimental granular kinetic theory, granular compaction, particle migration in concentrated suspensions undergoing shear, the influence of surfactants on the motion of drops and bubbles, microscopic fluid mechanics using molecular dynamics simulations, and droplet mechanics in liquid-crystalline polymer blends. The Institute has excellent laboratory and computational facilities.