Jeffrey F. Morris Laboratory – Members

Jeffrey F. Morris

Professor of Chemical Engineering, CCNY
Director of the Levich Institute, CCNY

After earning his Phd degree from Caltech and successfully working as a postdoc in Shell, Amsterdam in 1995, Jeffrey Morris joined Georgia Tech as an Assistant Professor (1996-2002). Subsequently, he joined Halliburton as the Senior Scientific Advisor (2002-2004) and later joined CCNY in 2005 where he has been since. Professor Morris has served as the Chair of Chemical Engineering at CCNY (2013-2016) and acting director of the Levich Institute (2015) before being appointed as its director on January 4th, 2016 – Present. The list of past directors of the Benjamin Levich institute is populated by the likes of greats including Benjamin Levich, Andreas Acrivos and Morton Denn. Jeffrey Morris boasts an impressive profile with over 3900 citations, several patents and has authored a book titled A Physical Introduction to Suspension Dynamics, with E. Guazzelli. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Fluid Mechanics, and is on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics and the International Journal of Multiphase Flow. He has received several honors and awards including the APS Fellow (2013) and Journal of Rheology Publication Award (2015).

Current Graduate Students

Nelya Malbranche (Akhmetkhanova)

Doctoral Graduate Student
The Flow and Structural Behavior of Bidisperse Rate-Dependent Suspensions


Dennis Burgner

Doctoral Graduate Student
The Flow of Hydrate Slurry Suspensions


Subramaniam Chembai Ganesh

Doctoral Graduate Student
Co-advised with Charles Maldarelli, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, CCNY
Surface Tension Mechanisms of Colloidal Motors

Moyosore Odunsi

Doctoral Graduate Student
Co-advised with Mark Shattuck, Dept. of Physics, CCNY
Experiments and Modeling of Contact Line Motion in Capillary Bridges

Janhvi Trivedi

Doctoral Graduate Student
Co-advised with Joel Koplik, Dept. of Physics, CCNY
Molecular Dynamics of Gas Hydrates

Current Postdocs

José Rafael Morillas Medina

Rheology of Magnetorheological Fluids Under Multiaxial Magnetic Fields

Aritra Santra

Dense Suspension Flow Related to Chocolate Refining and Shear Jamming in Dense Suspensions

Recent Group Alumni

Fanny Thomas (PhD 2020)

Capillary Bridges in Hydrates

Omer Sedes (PhD 2020)

Molecular Dynamics of Suspensions

Sidhant Pednekar (PhD 2019)

Co-advised with Dr. Jaehun Chun
Statistical Molecular Dynamics

Morgane Houssais (Post-Doc)

Material Physics in Landscape Dynamics

Abhinendra Singh

Structure and Flow Behavior of Soft Materials Website:

Stephanie Mareene

Madhu Majji

Ryohei Seto

Amit Ahuja

Hamed Haddadi

Romain Mari


Sojwal Manoorkar  

Chaiwut Gamonpilas  

Genti Zylyftari