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Granular & Granular-Fluid Flow (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

Fundamental Challenges and Applications of Particulate Systems
Note: This conference is currently known as "Granular Matter (GRS)".


July 19-20, 2014


Stonehill College
Easton, MA


Dapeng Bi

Associate Chair:
Theodore A. Brzinski

Meeting Description

The Gordon Research Seminar on Granular & Granular-Fluid Flow is an unique opportunity for graduate students, postdocs, and other junior scientists to freely exchange ideas and present their research. It is a valuable opportunity to network and build relationships with peers. Sessions will focus on both research and professional development. The professional development resources will include an informal career development roundtable session with senior experts for a detailed insight into career prospects in both academics and industry; a lecture presented by Prof. Harry Swinney, titled "Tips on Writing Papers That Will Be Read"; and poster sessions.

The meeting aims to highlight major developments at the interface of research and application. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: granular rheology, size-dependence, intermittency and failure, particle-centric and coarse-grain models, the application of statistical mechanics in granular media, and new experimental, computational and theoretical techniques.

Related Meeting

This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Granular & Granular-Fluid Flow" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.


Meeting Program

1:00 pm - 5:00 pmArrival and Check-in
3:30 pm - 3:45 pmIntroductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair
3:45 pm - 4:30 pmKeynote Session
Discussion Leader: Devaraj Van Der Meer (University of Twente)
3:45 pm - 4:15 pmEric Brown (Yale)
"Fun with Jamming and Shear Thickening Fluids"
4:15 pm - 4:30 pmDiscussion
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session I (Last Names A-M)
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmStructure and Dynamics
Discussion Leader: Xiang Cheng (University of Minnesota) and Lee Walsh (UMass Amherst)
7:30 pm - 7:50 pmJonathan Bares (Duke University)
"Imaging Forces in a Three-Dimensional Granular Material"
7:50 pm - 8:00 pmDiscussion
8:00 pm - 8:20 pmKirsten Harth (Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg)
"Random Packings of Spheres in a Flat Confined Geometry: Optimal Packing vs. Frustration"
8:20 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 8:50 pmLoreto Oyarte Gálvez (Universiteit Twente)
"Granular Rotor in the Non-Brownian Regime"
8:50 pm - 9:00 pmDiscussion
9:00 pm - 9:20 pmCarl Schreck (Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory)
"Shear Reversibility in Model Granular Systems"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amGranular Flows
Discussion Leader: Shomeek Mukhopadhyay (Yale) and Nicholas van der Elst (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory)
9:00 am - 9:20 amMorgane Houssais (University of Pennsylvania)
"Yielding, Jamming, and Hysteresis in River Beds"
9:20 am - 9:30 amDiscussion
9:30 am - 9:50 amCarlos Orellana (Emory University)
"Flowing Properties of Quasi-2D Emulsions in Couette Geometry"
9:50 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:50 amHarry Swinney (University of Texas at Austin)
"Tips on Writing Papers That Will Be Read"
10:50 am - 11:00 amDiscussion
11:00 am - 12:30 pmPoster Session II (Last Names N-Z)
Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 2:45 pmCurrent Research Trends in Academia and Industry
Discussion Leaders: Dapeng Bi (Syracuse University) and Ted Brznski (North Carolina State)
1:30 pm - 1:44 pmAparna Baskaran (Brandeis University)
1:44 pm - 1:49 pmDiscussion
1:49 pm - 2:03 pmEric Brown (Yale University)
2:03 pm - 2:08 pmDiscussion
2:08 pm - 2:22 pmIker Zuriguel (Universidad de Navarra)
2:22 pm - 2:30 pmDiscussion
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmSeminar Concludes
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