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Tong (Tony) Gao
Assistant Research Scientist
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
New York University
251 Mercer St, New York, NY 10012

Office: WWH 1129
Lab: WWH 104
Phone: begin_of_the_skype_highlighting FREE (212) 998-3475 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Email: tgao (at) cims.nyu.edu

 


Education

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, 2012
Advisor: Dr. Howard H. Hu
Thesis: Dynamics of soft elastic particles in viscous flows

B.S & M.S, Mechanical Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, 2007



Research Interests

  • Fluid-structure interactions
  • Active suspensions
  • Low Reynolds number flow
  • Rheology of complex fluids
  • Nonlinear composites
  • Electrokinetic phenomena
  • Micro/nanofluidics


Journal Publications

  • T. Gao, H. H. Hu, P. Ponte Castaņeda, "Dynamics and rheology of elastic particles in an extensional flow", J. Fluid Mech. vol. 715 (2013), 573-596.
  • T. Gao, H. H. Hu, P. Ponte Castaņeda, "Shape dynamics and rheology of soft elastic particles in a shear flow", Phys. Rev. Lett, vol. 108 (2012), 058302.
  • T. Gao, H. H. Hu, P. Ponte Castaņeda, "Rheology of a suspension of elastic particles in a viscous shear flow", J. Fluid Mech., vol. 687 (2011), 209-237.
  • T. N. Swaminathan, T. Gao, H. H. Hu, "Deformation of a long elastic particle undergoing electrophoresis", J. Colloid Interface Sci. vol. 346 (2010), 270-276.
  • T. Gao, H. H. Hu, "Deformation of elastic particles in viscous shear flow", J. Comput. Phys. vol. 228 (2009), 2132-2151.
  • T. Gao, X.-Y. Lu, "Insect normal hovering flight in ground effect", Phys. Fluids vol. 20 (2008), 087101.
  • T. Gao, N. Liu, X.-Y. Lu, "Numerical analysis of the ground effect on insect hovering", J. Hydrodyn., Ser. B vol. 20 (2008), 17-22.
  • T. Gao, Y. Tseng, X.-Y. Lu, "An improved hybrid Cartesian/immersed boundary method for fluid-solid flows", Int. J. Num. Methods Fluids vol. 55 (2007), 1189-1211.


Selected Presentations

  • T. Gao, H. H. Hu, P. Ponte Castaņeda, "Dynamics of elastic particles in an elongational flow", 64th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society′s Division of Fluid Dynamics, Nov 20-22, 2011, Baltimore, MD.
  • T. Gao, H. H. Hu, P. Ponte Castaņeda, "Rheology of a suspension of deformable elastic particles in a viscous shear flow", 48th Annual Technical Conference of Society of Engineering Sciences, Oct 12-14, 2011, Evanston, IL.
  • T. Gao, H. H. Hu, "Electrophoretic mobility of deformable elastic particles in confined geometries", 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society′s Division of Fluid Dynamics, Nov 21-23, 2010, Long Beach, CA.
  • T. Gao, H. H. Hu, P. Ponte Castaņeda, "Rheology of a suspension of deformable elastic particles in a viscous shear flow", 16th US National Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Jun 27-Jul 2, 2010, State College, PA.
  • T. Gao, T. N. Swaminathan, H. H. Hu, "Electrophoresis of deformable elastic particles", 62nd Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society′s Division of Fluid Dynamics, Nov 22-24, 2009, Minneapolis, MN.
  • T. Gao, H. H. Hu, "Deformation of elastic particles in viscous shear flow", 61st Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society′s Division of Fluid Dynamics, Nov 23-25, 2008, San Antonio, TX.