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Chris Crowley
Graduate Research Assistant
Education
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta (2013 - present)
    • M.S. in Physics (2015)
    • Ph.D. in Physics (2018 - expected)
      • minor in Mechanical engeneering
  • ​​University of Maryland, College Park (2008 - 2013)
    • ​B.S. in Physics (2013)
      • ​minor in Philosophy
Research Interests

In spring of 2014 Chris joined Prof. Schatz' Pattern Formation and Control Lab. Before joining Prof. Schatz lab, he worked at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the Fluid Metrology Group where he studied fluid measurement science. While at NIST, he maintained various liquid flow primary standards and he worked in the wind tunnel developing high fidelity anemometer calibration techniques for varying turbulence intensities. Now, in the Pattern Formation and Control Lab, Chris is searching for evidence of dynamically relevant, unstable solutions to the Navier-Stokes equations at the onset of turbulence in Taylor-Couette flow using fully time resolved tomographic particle image velocimetry (tomo PIV). These special solutions called, exact coherent structures play a key role in a fundamentally deterministic description of turbulence.

Papers:

Journal articles and special publications:

​Conference papers:

Unpublished articles:

  A short numerical investigation of the dynamic stability of an inverted pendulumThis article was written as a class project for Statistical Mechanics II taught by Prof. Kurt Wiesenfeld in 2014.

  A short numerical look at the synchronization of Anticonformist Populations. This article was written as a class project for Statistical Mechanics II taught by Prof. Kurt Wiesenfeld in 2014.

Memberships and Committees:
  • Graduate Association of Physicists, Founding President 

  • American Physical Society 

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science