Levich Institute Seminar – Tuesday, 04/25/2023

Tuesday, 04/25/2023
2:00 PM
Steinman Hall #312 

Professor Michael Zabarankin
Stevens Institute of Technology, Department of Mathematical Sciences

“Inverse Optimization in Electrohydrodynamics

Simultaneous Zoom Link [Please note passcode is required: blevich]



A drop freely suspended in another fluid and subjected to an electric field deforms and may either attain a stationary shape or break up. The extent of drop deformation depends on drop-medium physical properties and electric field strength. In a weak electric field, an initially spherical drop assumes a stationary shape close to spheroidal. Inverse optimization facilitates analyzing drop deformation as a function of the physical properties and allows finding cases when the drop may have stationary shapes other than spheroidal, e.g., toroidal shapes and shapes with conical ends.
Michael Zabarankin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Applied Mathematics from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (Kyiv, Ukraine) and also a Ph.D. degree in Operations Research from the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
Inverse optimization, fluid mechanics, electrohydrodynamics 
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