# Welcome to Francois Blanchette's Home Page

## Professor

Applied Mathematics

School of Natural Sciences

UC Merced, ACS-327

5200 N. Lake Road

Merced, CA 95343, USA

209-228-4062

fblanchette!AT%ucmerced.edu (no robot can crack that code!)

# Brief Background

Before coming to UCM, I was a researcher at the James Franck Institute (2004-2006) where I worked
primarily with Wendy Zhang.
During the year 2003-2004, I was part of the Mechanical Enginering
department at UCSB, working with Eckart Meiburg. Before
that (1999-2003), I was a graduate student in Applied Mathematics
at MIT from September 1999 to July 2003 where I studied Fluid
Dynamics under the supervision of
John Bush. Prior to to this, I was born and raised in Montréal and obtained my B.S. in Applied Mathematics at the Université de Montréal .
You may find a more complete CV here.

# Research interests

My research interests are all related one way or another to fluid
dynamics. More precisely, I am interested in interfacial flows
between immiscible fluids (drops and bubbles), with a focus on
situations where the surface tension is not constant. I also study
sedimentation, where lots of particles settle under the
influence of gravity. I am also interested in the erosion of these particles
by fluid flow. I study these flows in an ambient fluid where the density may
vary (stratified flow), for example because of temperature or salinity variations.
I also studied how penguins huddle, for fun.

You can find more details here
# Research

And if you are interested in doing graduate studies with me, you
can look up our Applied
Mathematics Graduate program.

You may find information about past and current research students and postdocs here
# Group

A big part of my job is ## Teaching.

Also, I am member of the steering committee for the Mathematics portion of
## Cal-Bridge

and a group member of the Mathematics Diagnostic test Project
## MDTP

Last modified: July 2010