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Investigating the effect of oil spills
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Arezoo Ardekani

Purdue University

Department of Mechanical Engineering

585 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN  47907  

ardekani@purdue.edu

Project List:

Role of Microbial Motility for Degradation of Dispersed Oil

Year 6-8 Investigator Grants (RFP-V)Role: Co-Principal Investigator, Task Lead, Task Data Contact

Publications & Presentations:

Journal Articles - 3

2017

Desai, N., & Ardekani, A. M. (2017). Modeling of active swimmer suspensions and their interactions with the environment. Soft Matter, 13(36), 6033–6050.
Shaik, V. A., & Ardekani, A. M. (2017). Motion of a model swimmer near a weakly deforming interface. J. Fluid Mech., 824, 42–73.

2016

Li, G., & Ardekani, A. M. (2016). Collective Motion of Microorganisms in a Viscoelastic Fluid. Phys. Rev. Lett., 117(11).

Conference Presentations - 11

2017

Ardekani, A. M., & Desai, N. (2017). Bacterial chemotaxis in multi-phase flows. In 54th Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science. Boston, MA : 07/25/17-07/28/17.
Desai, N., Dabiri, S., & Ardekani, A. M. (2017). Chemotaxis by methanotrophic bacteria in the presence of a rising swarm of oil droplets – modeling subsurface methane degradation after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17: Poster.

2016

Ardekani, A. M. (2016). Swimming in complex fluids. In International Center for Theoretical Physics, Summer School on Active Matter and Chemotaxis. Zanjan, Iran : 05/14/16 - 05/25/16.
Ardekani, A. M. (2016). Swimming in density stratified fluids. In International Center for Theoretical Physics, Summer School on Active Matter and Chemotaxis. Zanjan, Iran : 05/14/16 - 05/25/16.
Ardekani, A. M. (2016). Transport of particles, drops, and small organisms in density stratified fluids. In Institut de Mécanique des Fluides de Toulouse Seminar. Toulouse, France : 06/10/16.
Conrad, J. C., Ardekani, A. M., Bartlett, D. H., & Ford, R. M. (2016). Role of microbial motility for degradation of dispersed oil. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16: Poster.
Li, G., & Ardekani, A. M. (2016). Collective motion in viscoelastic fluids. In AIChE Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA : 11/13/2016-11/18/2016.
Li, G., & Ardekani, A. M. (2016). Hydrodynamic interaction of microorganisms in complex fluids. In International Center for Theoretical Physics, Summer School on Active Matter and Chemotaxis. Zanjan, Iran : 05/14/16 - 05/25/16.
Li, G., & Ardekani, A. M. (2016). Near wall motion of micro-swimmers in non-Newtonian fluids. In 53th Annual Technical Meeting of Society of Engineering Sciences, “Biological and Bio-Inspired Fluid Mechanics” symposium. College Park, MD : 10/2/2016-10/5/2016.
Quinkert, D. A., Ahmadzadegan,  A., & Ardekani A. M. (2016). Movement of Hydrocarbon-Degrading Bacteria Near Oil-Water Interfaces. In The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Symposium. Purdue University, IN : 08/04/2016: poster.
Wang, S., & Ardekani, A. M. (2016). Vertical transport of particles, drops, and microorganisms in density stratified fluids. In VIIIth International Symposium on Stratified Flows. San Diego, CA : 08/29/16-10/01/16.