Front Row (l-r): Julio M. Ottino, Paul Park, Darius Wheeler, Richard Lueptow
Second Row: Mengqi Yu, Zhekai Deng, Alex Fry, Hongyi Xiao
Welcome to our website.
Please feel free to explore our website and learn more about what we do. The Laboratory for Complex Systems and Nonlinear Dynamics in Fluids and Granular Materials is directed and advised by Julio M. Ottino.
We are active participants in interdisciplinary research. For example, our group is strongly involved with the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO).
Note: The copyright for published work resides with the journal or publisher. The PDF files provided here are for consultation purposes only. The material may not be reproduced, printed, or distributed without the permission of the appropriate copyright holder.
In the News
- Julio M. Ottino reviews two biographies of Henri Poincaré in the October 2013 issue of Physics Today.
- Julio Ottino spoke to IBM about the importance of whole-brain thinking™ at THINK: A Forum on the Future of Leadership. See the video.
- See a word cloud of Julio M. Ottino's coauthors here.
- In September 2008, J.M. Ottino co-organized an NSF workshop with John Guckenheimer from mathematics at Cornell University titled "Foundations for Complex Systems Research in the Physical Sciences and Engineering." The workshop was charged with identifying barriers and gaps that impede complex systems research. The report can be accessed here.
- Former Ottino student appointed Director of IIT Bombay: Prof. Devang Khakhar, a student of Julio M. Ottino at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been appointed as the new director of IIT Bombay as of January 1, 2009. He joined the Department of Chemical Engineering at IIT Bombay in January 1987, and has been with the institute since then.
- Professor Julio M. Ottino has received one of the most prestigious awards in physics, the 2008 Fluid Dynamics Prize of the American Physical Society (APS). The prize recognizes and encourages outstanding achievement in fluid dynamics research.
Upcoming and Past Events
- J.M. Ottino's Institute Lecture "Chemical Engineering In a Complex World: Grand Challenges, Vast Opportunities" from the 2010 AIChE Annual meeting is available online.
- View J.M Ottino's talk, "Thinking in a Complex World: The Nexus of Art, Technology, and Science" at the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems Seminar Series (December 1, 2010).
- View a list of our talks at the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics 63rd Annual Meeting in Long Beach, California (November 21 – 23, 2010).
- View J.M. Ottino's talk from the Master of Product Development speaker series, "Creative Processes in Science and Technology: Insights from Visual Arts" from the Master of Product Development Distinguished Speaker Series.
- View J.M. Ottino's talk, "Making a Case for Design" at Design Chicago 2010 (April 15, 2010).
- Dynamics Days 2010 in Evanston (January 4 – 7, 2010)
- APS Division of Fluid Dynamics 62nd Annual Meeting in Minneapolis (November 22 – 24, 2009)
- Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems Complexity Conference (September 1 – 3, 2009)
- APS Division of Fluid Dynamics 61st Annual Meeting in San Antonio (November 23 – 25, 2008)
- View J.M. Ottino's talk, "Engineering Complex Systems and Complex Systems Engineering" at the National Science Foundation as part of show "Frontier," produced by NSF.
New and Recent Articles
Mixing by cutting and shuffling 3D granular flow in spherical tumblers
G. Juarez, I.C. Christov, J.M Ottino, R.M. Lueptow, Chem. Eng. Sci., 73, 195–207 (2012).
Parameters and scalings for dry and immersed granular flowing layers in rotating tumblers
F. Pignatel, C. Asselin, L. Krieger, I.C. Christov, J.M. Ottino, R.M. Lueptow, Phys. Rev. E, 86, 011304 (2012).
Stratification, segregation and mixing of bi-disperse granular materials in quasi 2D heap flow
Y. Fan, J. Boukerkour, T. Blanc, P.B. Umbanhowar, J.M. Ottino, R.M. Lueptow, Phys. Rev. E, 86, 051305 (2012).
Cutting and shuffling a line segment: Mixing by interval exchange transformations
M. Krotter, I.C. Christov, J.M. Ottino, R.M. Lueptow, Int. J. Bifurcation and Chaos, 22, 1230041 (2012).
The Mathematical Foundations of Mixing
The Linked Twist Map as a Paradigm in Applications—Micro to Macro, Fluids to Solids
Rob Sturman, Julio M. Ottino and Stephen Wiggins
Cutting and shuffling a line segment: Mixing by interval exchange transformations by M. Krotter, I.C. Christov, J.M. Ottino, R.M. Lueptow from Int. J. Bifurcation and Chaos, 22(12), December 2012
Summary for the Foundations for Complex Systems Research by Julio M. Ottino and John Guckenheimer from an NSF Workshop in September 2008
Linked twist map formalism in two and three dimensions applied to mixing in tumbled granular flows by R. Sturman, S.W. Meier, J.M. Ottino, and S.Wiggins from J. Fluid Mech., Vol.602, pp. 129-174, 2008
On Mixing and Demixing by Julio M. Ottino and Richard M. Lueptow from Science, February 20, 2008
Rhythm engineering by William L. Kath and Julio M. Ottino from Science, June 29, 2007
Farewell by Julio M. Ottino from AIChE Journal in August 2006 issue. Prof. Ottino steps down as Editor for the Perspectives section.
Building on Failure, Nature, May 25, 2006, a review of Success Through Failure: The Paradox of Design by Henry Petroski