# Welcome to Francois Blanchette's Home Page

## Professor

Applied Mathematics
group

School of Natural Sciences

UC Merced

5200 N. Lake Road

Merced, CA 95343, USA

209-228-4062

fblanchette!AT%ucmerced.edu

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.

We also have some very interesting
seminars

I have also taught a number of courses at UCM, and more details,
as well as an (outdated) teaching statement are here
# Teaching

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.
You may find a more complete
# CV here.

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Last modified: July 2010