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My research interests lie in theoretical/computational fluid mechanics and transport processes in crowded environments; multiscale, mesoscale and hybrid methods; effective medium theories; superhydrophobicity and drag reduction; granular matter; multiphase flows; jets breakup.

My research spans a wide range of scales, applications, and modeling techniques including discrete- and continuum-scale models of flow and transport processes in crowded environments (e.g., intracellular environment, carbon nanotube forests, mesoporous ultracapacitors), fluidization/jamming of granular matter, non-Newtonian jets, and effective medium theories of laminar/turbulent flows over complex surfaces (e.g., patterned and/or superhydrophobic surfaces for drag-reduction and shear control).

I tackle these problems with a combination of theoretical and computational approaches including multiscale and hybrid methods, effective medium theories, perturbation methods, homogenization and upscaling techniques.


Ilenia Battiato

Assistant Professor
Department of Energy Resources Engineering
Stanford University