Amir Pahlavan

Amir A Pahlavan

About

I have a broad range of interests in interfacial fluid dynamics and soft matter physics. With a combination of experiments and theoretical modeling using ideas from statistical mechanics and non-equilibrium thermodynamics, I try to gain a better understanding of how microscale physics leads to the emergence of pattern formation at macroscopic length scales.

Education

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Refereed Journal Publications

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1. Thin Films in Partial Wetting: Stability, Dewetting and Coarsening. (abstract)
A. A. Pahlavan, L. Cueto-Felgueroso, A. E. Hosoi, G. H. McKinley, and R. Juanes, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 845, 642 (2018).
2. Forced Wetting Transition and Bubble Pinch-Off in a Capillary Tube (abstract)
B. Zhao*, A. A. Pahlavan*, L. Cueto-Felgueroso, and R. Juanes, Physical Review Letters, 120, 084501 (2018).
*Equally Contributed.
3. Thin Films in Partial Wetting: Internal Selection of Contact-Line Dynamics (abstract)
A. A. Pahlavan, L. Cueto-Felgueroso, G. H. McKinley, R. Juanes, Physical Review Letters, 115, 034502 (2015).
* Featured as Physics Focus article
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4. Chaotic Dynamics and Oxygen Transport in Thin Films of Aerotactic Bacteria (abstract) (pdf)
B. Ezhilan, A. A. Pahlavan, D. Saintillan, Physics of Fluids Letters, 24 091701 (2012).
(Listed in the “Most Read” papers (Sep, 2012))
5. Instability Regimes in Flowing Suspensions of Swimming Micro-organisms (abstract) (pdf)
A. A. Pahlavan, D. Saintillan, Physics of Fluids, 23 011901 (2011).
(Listed in the “Most Read” papers (Jan, March, April, 2011))
(Featured as “Research Highlights” on the Physics of Fluids website)
6. Effect of Solid Properties on Slip at Fluid–Solid Interfaces (abstract) (pdf)
A. A. Pahlavan, J. B. Freund, Physical Review E, 83 021602 (2011).
7. On the Use of Homotopy Analysis Method for Solving Unsteady MHD Flow of Maxwellian Fluids above Impulsively Stretching Sheets (abstract) (pdf)
A. A. Pahlavan, K. Sadeghy, Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation, 14 (2009) 1355-1365.
8. The Influence of Thermal Radiation on MHD Flow of Maxwellian Fluids above Stretching Sheets (abstract) (pdf)
V. Aliakbar, A. A. Pahlavan, K. Sadeghy, Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation, 14 (2009) 779-794.
9. MHD Flows of UCM Fluids above Porous Stretching Sheets using Two-auxiliary-parameter Homotopy Analysis Method (abstract) (pdf)
A. A. Pahlavan, V. Aliakbar, F. V. Farahani, K. Sadeghy, Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation, 14 (2009) 473-488.
10. On the Analytical Solution of Viscous Fluid Flow past a Flat Plate (abstract) (pdf)
A. A. Pahlavan, S. Borjian, Physics Letters A, 372 (2008) 3678-3682.


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