James Van Loo Post-Doctoral Fellow
3831 East Hall
Phone: (734) 763-3200
- Differential Equations
My broad interests are in applied nonlinear dynamics, and my primary research interest is in fluid dynamics, especially the bifurcations, chaos, and turbulence displayed by fluid flows in seemingly simple model configurations. Most of my past work has been on convection - fluid motion driven by buoyancy forces - and has combined a variety of analytical and computational approaches. These include direct numerical simulations, analytical bounds, analytical and numerical bifurcation analyses, linear and nonlinear stability analyses, asymptotic methods, and reduced models. My latest interest is in using computer-aided methods to prove bounds that are better than the bounds proven by more traditional methods.