Ashwin VaidyaPostdoctoral Associate Phone: (412) 268-6133 Fax: (412) 268-6380 E-mail: avaidya@andrew.cmu.edu EducationPh.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 InterestsMy 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. |