Park Research Group News

2024

May 2024: Dr. Park received the UNL University-wide Teaching Award.

   

April 2024: Congratulations to Seyed Mohammad Hosseini for being selected for in-person attendance at the 2024 summer school “Soft Solids and Complex Fluids” at UMass Amherst from June 2-6, 2024. 

Burgers Program Summer School on Turbulence at the University of Maryland during the week of June 3-7, 2024.

March 2024: Dr. Park gave a department seminar in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

March 2024: Dr. Park received the 2024 UNL College Distinguished Teaching Award.

February 2024: Congratulations to Alexia Martinez Ibarra for being selected for in-person attendance at the Burgers Program Summer School on Turbulence at the University of Maryland from June 3-7, 2024.

February 2024: Congratulations to Cesar Leos for being selected to receive the Computational Physics Workshop Fellowship from the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in New Mexico for Summer 2024.

January 2024: Our group moved to a new office space.

January 2024: Dr. Park gave a seminar about professional development in MME at UNL.

2023

December 2023: Farewell to Dr. Siamak Mirfendereski. Wish Siamak all the best in his future endeavors!

December 2023: The Park research group did an outreach for middle schoolers from Aurora, NE.

November 2023: The Park Research Group attended the 76th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society-Division of Fluid Dynamics (APS-DFD) in Washington, D.C.

October 2023: Dr. Park participated in the International Liquid Crystal Elastomer Conference in Boulder, CO.

October 2023: Dr. Park received the UNL College of Engineering Excellence in Research Award.

August 2023: Dr. Park was promoted to Associate Professor with Granted Tenure.

June 2023: The Park Research Group attended the 97th Annual Colloid and Surface Science Symposium in Raleigh, NC.

April 2023: Mohsin Al Barwani was chosen as the first-place recipient for the Young Engineer Paper Competition in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers-Fluids Engineering Division at the 2022 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition Conference. Link to News.

April 2023: Congratulations to Dr. Siamak Mirfendereski for being selected as the recipient of the 2023 College of Engineering’s Outstanding Dissertation Award.

March 2023: Dr. Park gave a fluid mechanics seminar at Arizona State University and had a chance to meet and chat with Professor Ronald Adrian.

March 2023: Dr. Park gave an in-person seminar at the Continuum Mechanics Seminar in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Nebraksa-Lincoln.

January 2023: Dr. Park gave an online seminar at the Penn Institute for Computational Science (PICS) at the University of Pennsylvania (PICS Colloquium).

January 2023: Dr. Park hosted Prof. Dongkyoung Lee and three graduate students from Kongju National University in S. Korea.

 

2022

November 2022: The Park Research Group attended the 75th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society-Division of Fluid Dynamics (APS-DFD) in Indianapolis, IN.

November 2022: Congratulations to Siamak Mirfendereski for successfully defending his Ph.D. dissertation entitled "Multiscale hydrodynamics and rheology of dense suspensions undergoing nonlinear electrokinetics towards active rheology control."

November 2022: The Park Research Group, with a former undergraduate researcher (Mohsin at NCSU), attended the 2022 ASME's International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE) in Columbus, OH.

October 2022: The Park Research Group attended the 93rd Annual Meeting of the Society of Rheology (SOR) in Chicago, IL.

October 2022: Dr. Park gave an in-person seminar in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

August 2022: Welcome to Timothy Alo, who is joining the Park Research Group as a Ph.D. student this fall!  Timothy is coming from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria, where he obtained a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. 

August 2022: Dr. Park's NSF project with Dr. Yusong Li at CEE is featured in Nebraska Today and Technology.org.

July 2022: The Park Research Group attended the 96th Annual Colloid and Surface Science Symposium in Golden, CO.

June 2022: The Park Research Group attended the 19th U.S. National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics in Austin, TX.

May 2022: Welcome to Seyed Mohammad Hosseini, who is joining the Park Research Group as a Ph.D. student this summer!  Mohammad is coming from AmirKabir University of Technology, Iran, where he obtained a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.

May 2022: Siamak was awarded 2022 Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant from MME Department. Congratulations, Siamak!

March 2023: Dr. Park gave an online seminar for Teledyne ISCO

February 2022: Dr. Park had an interview with Channel 8 KLKN-TV to talk about his NSF CAREER award.

February 2022: Dr. Park gave an in-person department seminar in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alabama.

February 2022: Dr. Park's NSF CAREER award is featured in Nebraska Today.

January 2022: Dr. Park hosted a virtual joint workshop between UNL-MME and KNU (Kongju National University in S. Korea).

January 2022: The Park Research Group bids farewell to Alex. Wish Alex good luck in his future endeavors!

January 2022: Dr. Park has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) on "Exploring Flow Enhancements of Hydrophobic Particles in Confined Fluid Flow" (co-PI Dr. Yusong Li in Civil and Environmental Engineering).

2021

December 2021: Dr. Park received the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation (NSF), entitled "CAREER: Unraveling predictive and multiscale dynamics in turbulence for flow control." The CAREER award is the NSF's most prestigious honor for junior faculty.

November 2021: The Park Research Group attended the 74th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society-Division of Fluid Dynamics (APS-DFD) in Pheonix, AZ.

November 2021: The Park Research Group attended the 2021 AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers) Annual Meeting in Boston, MA.

November 2021: The Park Research Group attended the 2021 (Virtual) ASME's International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE).

October 2021: Dr. Park Research Group attended the 92nd Annual Meeting of the Society of Rheology (SOR) in Bangor, ME.

   

August 2021: Dr. Park, as a co-PI, has been awarded a grant from the Department of Energy (DOE) on "Dynamics and control of active nematics using nonlinear reduced-order models." PI is Dr. Piyush Grover in MME and the other co-PI is Dr. Michael Norton in RIT. Link to News.

July 2021: Congratulations to Ethan Davis for successfully defending his Ph.D. dissertation entitled "Toward an understanding of fundamental mechanisms in transitional and turbulence flow control." Dr. Davis will be joining the Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM, as a postdoctoral researcher.

March 2021Dr. Park gave an online seminar in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

March 2021: Dr. Park gave an online seminar in Complex Fluids Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University.

March 2021Dr. Park gave an online seminar in the Chemical Engineering seminar at the University of Missouri.

January 2021:  Welcome to Cesar Leos, who is joining the Park Research Group as a Ph.D. student!  Cesar is coming from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, where he obtained a B.S. and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He is co-advised by Dr. Isaac Choutapalli at the University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley.

2020

December 2020: The Park Research Group attended the 18th (Virtual) International Congress on Rheology (ICR).

December 2020: Congratulations to Alex Rogge for successfully defending his M.S. thesis entitled "Toward Understanding Underlying Mechanisms of Drag Reduction in Turbulent Flow Control."

November 2020: The Park Research Group attended the 73rd (Virtual) Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society-Division of Fluid Dynamics (APS-DFD).

November 2020: The Park Research Group attended the 2020 (Virtual) ASME's International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE).

August 2020:  Welcome to Alexia Martinez Ibarra, who is joining the Park Research Group as a Ph.D. student!  Alexia is coming from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, where she obtained a B.S. and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering.

April 2020: Dr. Park received the 2020 Henry Y. Kleinkauf Family Distinguished New Faculty Teaching Award from the College of Engineering.

March 2020: Dr. Park has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) on "Nonlinear electrokinetics at polarizable soft interfaces: implications for cell membrane characterization and nanopore transport(co-PI Dr. Ruiguo Yang in MME). Link to News (Nebraska Today version).

February 2020: A paper entitled "Dipolophoresis in concentrated suspensions of ideally polarizable spheres" in the Journal of Fluid Mechanics was featured online on Advances in Engineering.

2019

November 2019: The Park Research Group attended the 72nd Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society-Division of Fluid Dynamics (APS-DFD) in Seattle, WA.

November 2019: The Park Research Group attended the 2019 ASME's International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE) in Salt Lake City, UT.

October 2019: Dr. Park Research Group attended the 91st Annual Meeting of the Society of Rheology (SOR) in Raleigh, NC.

July 2019: Dr. Park attended the 2019 ASME-JSME-KSME Joint Fluids Engineering Conference in San Francisco, CA.

January 2019:  Welcome to Alex Rogge, who is joining the Park Research Group as an MS student!  Alex is coming from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he obtained a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.

2018

November 2018: The Park Research Group attended the 71st Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society-Division of Fluid Dynamics (APS-DFD) in Atlanta, GA.

November 2018: The Park Research Group attended the 2018 ASME's International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE) in Tampa, FL. An undergraduate student, Thomas Hafner, earned second place at the Young Engineers Paper Contest in the Fluids Engineering Division.

October 2018: Dr. Park attended the 90th Annual Meeting of the Society of Rheology (SOR) in Houston, TX.

October 2018: Dr. Park has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation on "RII Track-4: Finding Order in Chaos: a Systematic Approach to Turbulence Control for Drag Reduction." Link to News.

June 2021Dr. Park gave a seminar in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Rutgers University.

June 2021: Dr. Park gave a seminar at the Benjamin Levich Institute For Physico-Chemical Hydrodynamics at the City University of New York.

April 2018: Dr. Park's and Dr. Ryu's groups in MME hosted the Sunday with a Scientist at the University of Nebraska State Museum.

January 2018:  Welcome to Ethan Davis, who is joining the Park Research Group as a Ph.D. student!  Ethan is coming from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he obtained a B.S. and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering.

2017

November 2017: Dr. Park attended the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society-Division of Fluid Dynamics in Denver, CO.

November 2017: Dr. Park attended the 2017 ASME's International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE) in Tampa, FL.

November 2017: Dr. Park has been awarded the NASA Nebraska EPSCoR Research Mini-Grant on "Improving Energy Efficiency in Aerodynamical Flow Processes by Functionalized Surfaces."

August 2017: Congratulations to Thomas Hafner in MME and Elizabeth Spaulding in Math Department for receiving the 2017-2018 NASA NE Space Grant Fellowships.

August 2017: Welcome to Siamak Mirfendereski, who is joining the Park Research Group as a Ph.D. student this Fall!  Siamak is coming from AmirKabir University of Technology, Iran, where he obtained an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering.

August 2017: Dr. Park attended the 2017 US-Korea Conference on Science, Technology and Entrepreneurship (UKC 2017) in Washington DC.

July 2017: Dr. Park attended the 54th Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science (SES) in Boston, MA.

June 2017: Dr. Park, as a co-PI, has been awarded the University of Nebraska Collaboration Initiative Seed Grant on "Microscale Investigation of Mechanobiology of Atherosclerosis Using Novel Microfluidic Biochambers." PI is Dr. Sangin Ryu in MME and other co-PIs include Dr. Tim Wei in MME, and Dr. Yiannis S. Chatzizisis & Dr. Iraklis Pipinos at UNMC.

June 2017: Welcome to Thomas Hafner, who is joining the Park Research Group as a summer undergraduate research assistant this summer! Thomas is working on turbulent drag reduction via spanwise body force.

March 2017: Dr. Park and Dr. Ryu's group in MME participated and did an outreach in the Lincoln Public Schools Science Fair at the Lancaster Event Center - link to Journal Star.

January 2017: Dr. Park started working at UNL as an assistant professor.