Breakdown and transition of a flowing red blood cell train. Bryngelson & Freund, Phys. Rev. Fluids (2018)
I study the fluid and solid mechanical phenomena that enable modern biomedical treatments and devices. I develop data-driven and physics-based computational models and numerical algorithms to analyze these phenomena. These are embedded in scalable high-performance software, such as MFC, my open-source solver for multi-phase, multi-scale, and multi-physics flow problems. The results of these tools guide biomicrofluidic device design and improve patient outcomes for a range of medical treatments (e.g. burst-wave lithotripsy).
About Spencer Bryngelson
I am a Senior Postdoctoral Scholar at the California Institute of Technology, working with Professor Tim Colonius. I also work with Professor Themis Sapsis at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on physics-informed machine-learned closures. Previously, I was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Center for Exascale Simulation of Plasma-Coupled Combustion (XPACC), a PSAAP II center. I received my Ph.D. and M.S. in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in 2017 and 2015, respectively, working with Professor Jonathan Freund. In 2013, I received B.S. degrees in both Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Mathematics from the University of Michigan–Dearborn.