Eric Brown

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Eric Brown is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Yale University. He graduated with a B.S. in physics from Harvey Mudd College in 2002. He earned his Ph.D. in physics from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 2007 for his work in turbulent Rayleigh-BĂ©nard convection under the guidance of Guenter Ahlers. He was a Postdoctoral Scholar at The James Franck Institute at the University of Chicago, working for Heinrich Jaeger. Currently, his research is in the area of experimental fluid dynamics, including dynamos, low-dimensional models for turbulence, and shear thickening fluids.

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Viewpoint: Friction’s Role in Shear Thickening

A new model is able to simulate the sudden jump in viscosity that can occur in rapidly flowing suspensions of hard particles in liquids. Read More »