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photo of Ashwin VaidyaAshwin Vaidya

Postdoctoral Associate
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Office: 6209 Wean Hall
Phone: (412) 268-6133
Fax: (412) 268-6380


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 2004.
Advisor: Giovanni P. Galdi

M.S., Mathematics & Physics, University of Pittsburgh, 1998, 1999.
Advisor: George Sparling

B.Phil., Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics, Honors College, University of Pittsburgh, 1995.
Advisor: Regina Schulte-Ladbeck

Research Interests

My research interest lies in the area of Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Fluid Mechanics, Non-Linear Partial Differential Equations, Hydrodynamic Stability, Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, Fluid-Structure Interaction, Experimental Fluid Mechanics and Philosophy of Science.For my doctoral thesis, I worked on problems concerning the steady state behavior of rigid bodies sedimenting in Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids. I am currently studying certain interesting mathematical problems concerning the existence and stability of flows that arise in the motion of Newtonian and non-Newtonian liquids in channels and pipes.