Nick Ouellette (CV) is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering. He graduated from Swarthmore College in 2002 with a double major in Physics and Computer Science. He earned his Ph.D. (in Physics) in 2006 from Cornell University, where he worked with Eberhard Bodenschatz. Before coming to Yale, he was a postdoc at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization in 2006 (working with Eberhard Bodenschatz) and from 2007-2008 in the Physics Department at Haverford College (working with Jerry Gollub).
James Puckett is a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He obtained his Ph.D. (in Physics) in 2012 from North Carolina State University, where he studied granular materials with Karen Daniels. At NCSU, he investigated mixing in fluidized systems as well as equilibration of temperature-like variables in jammed systems. In the Ouellette lab, he is investigating collective dynamics in midges (Chironomus riparius) using three-dimensional particle tracking.
Nidhi Khurana is a graduate student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. She obtained her MS from the School of Physical Sciences at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. At Yale, she has worked with Prof. Blawzdziewicz. With him, she numerically investigated nonlinear dynamics of rigid spherical particles freely suspended in a fluid, under Stokes flow conditions. In the Ouellette lab, she is using computational methods to study dynamics of swimming particles in chaotic flows.
Alexandre de Chaumont Quitry is a graduate student in Mechanical Engineering. He graduated from Brown University in 2009 with a BS in Engineering and Physics. In the Ouellette lab, he is investigating Von Karman turbulent flows in complex fluids using Lagrangian particle tracking.
Yang Liao is a graduate student in Mechanical Engineering. She graduated from Zhejiang University in China with a BS in Physics and English. In the Ouellette lab, she is studying two-dimensional flow and turbulence.
Julia Salevan is a graduate student in Mechanical Engineering. She graduated from the University of Maryland in 2012 with a BS in Physics. In the Ouellette lab, she is studying the erosion of granular media by shear flows.
Doug Kelley (postdoc), now a Senior Postdoctoral Associate with Donald Sadoway at MIT.
Jerry Wang (B.S. 2013; McCrosky Prize winner), graduate school in Mechanical Engineering at MIT.
Courtney Engle (B.S. 2012), graduate school in Mechanical Engineering at Johns Hopkins.
Kevin Shen (B.S. 2011), graduate school in Chemical Engineering at Caltech.
Sophia Merrifield (B.S. 2010; Lichty & Waters Prize winner), graduate school in Physical Oceanography at MIT.