Monday, November 20, 2023

Minisymposium I: The Stories of Women in Fluid

Session L18
8:00 am – 10:36 am
Room 146A

  • Organizer: Kelli Hendrickson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Supported by the APS Forum on Outreach and Engaging the Public (APS FOEP) Mini-Grant, the Caltech Postdoctoral Association, and an anonymous donation.

This Minisymposium highlights the Stories of Women in Fluids (WiF) initiative and provides a platform for women-identifying APS DFD members to share their career experiences.


  • Kelli Hendrickson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Swathi Krishna, University of Southampton
  • Haley Wohlever, University of California, Berkeley
  • Ann R Karagozian, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Rowana Mille, Cosmic Writers
  • Roni Goldshmid, Caltech

Minisymposium II: Intra-Ventricular Fluid Mechanics in Heart Failure

Session L19
8:00 am – 10:36 am
Room: 146B

  • Organizers: Alberto Aliseda, University of Washington; Fanette Chassagne, École des Mines de Saint-Étienne

A combination of fluid mechanics and clinicians will discuss current understanding and open research questions on intra-ventricular flows from the state-of-the-art in vitro, in vivo, and in silico methods.


  • Richard A. Gray, United States Food and Drug Administration
  • Michael Neidlin, RWTH Aachen University
  • Rajat Mittal, Johns Hopkins
  • Alberto Aliseda, University of Washington
  • Noelia Grande Gutierrez, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Juan Carlos, University of Washington

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Minisymposium III: Low Prandtl Number Dynamics in Stellar and Planetary Interiors

Session X18
8:00 am – 10:36 am
Room: 146A

  • Organizer: Pascale Garaud, UC, Santa Cruz; Jon Aurnou, UCLA

Various communities working on low Pr fluids in stars and planets will discuss recent progress made in the field over the past ten years, from laboratory and numerical experiments.


  • Adrian Barker, University of Leeds
  • Aaron Birch, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research
  • Susanne Horn, Coventry University
  • Tobias Vogt, Helmholtz Zentrum Dresden Rossendorf
  • Sylvie Su, Helmholtz Zentrum Dresden Rossendorf
  • Kasturi Shah, MIT and University of Cambridge

Minisymposium IV: Fluid Dynamics in Clinical Imaging

Session X19
8:00 am – 10:36 am
Room: 146B

  • Organizers: Vitaliy Rayz and Pavlos Vlachos, Purdue University

Provide DFD participants who work at the interface of fluid dynamics and radiological imaging a new venue for communicating state of the art, exchanging ideas, and educating a new generation of students.


  • Alison L Marsden, Stanford University
  • Carlos Figueroa, University of Michigan
  • Joseph R Leach, University of California, San Francisco
  • Zeng Zhang, Johns Hopkins University
  • Takashi Sakajo, Kyoto University
  • Alejandro Roldán-Alzate, University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Amirhossein Arzani, University of Utah
  • Ibrahim N Yildiran, George Washington University
  • Alexandros Kontogiannis, University of Cambridge
  • Vitaliy L Rayz, Purdue University

Focus Sessions

Sunday, November 19, 2023

Focus Session: Culinary Fluid Dynamics

Session G32
3:00 pm – 4:05 pm
Room: 158AB

  • Organizer: Arnold Mathijssen, University of Pennsylvania

Since ancient history, scientific innovations have refined our food. Moreover, numerous breakthroughs in physics and engineering were inspired by creativity in the kitchen. This connection became clear again during the COVID-19 pandemic when access to laboratories was restricted, but scientists continued researching at home. A series of papers with discoveries that emerged will be highlighted in this focus session at the APS DFD meeting involving the local culinary community in Washington, DC.


  • Endre Joachim Mossige, University of Oslo
  • Alvaro Marin, Physics of Fluids, University of Twente
  • Mai Hirakawa, Kyushu University
  • Carsen H Grote, University of Wisconsin – Madison

Fluids Next: Fluid Dynamics of Injury

Session J46
4:35 pm – 6:19 pm
Room: 209 BC

  • Organizers: Anne Staples, Virginia Tech; Qianhong Wu, Villanova University

This Focus Session brings together established and early career researchers to exchange ideas and brainstorm future directions in the emerging field of fluid-mediated injury research. More broadly, this session may inspire fluid dynamics researchers working on fluid-elastic and fluid-tissue coupling, thin film dynamics, high-speed and in vivo experimental fluid mechanics techniques, impact fluid dynamics, and more.


  • Douglas H Kelley, University of Rochester
  • Ji Lang, Southeast University
  • Christina L Hamlet, Bucknell University
  • Claus-Dieter Ohl, University of Magdeburg
  • Caroline Cohen, École Polytechnique
  • Qianhong Wu, Villanova University

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Chaotic Flows in Polymeric Solutions

Session X38
8:00 am – 10:36 am
Room: 204A

  • Organizer: Moritz Linkmann and Alexander Morozov, University of Edinburgh

With increased interest in the field, this Focus Session will provide an opportunity for key researchers to present the most recent developments and seek a unified understanding of viscoelastic turbulence.


  • Rich R Kerswell, University of Cambridge
  • Miguel Beneitez, DAMTP, University of Cambridge
  • Yves C Dubief, University of Vermont
  • Sujit S Datta, Princeton University
  • Christopher A Browne, Princeton University
  • Manish Kumar, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Paulo E Arratia, University of Pennsylvania
  • Alexander Morozov, University of Edinburgh
  • Marco Edoardo Rosti, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology
  • Sami Yamanidouzisorkhabi, MIT
  • Paul Salipante, NIST