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 using a fully-integrated computational, experimental, and theoretical methodology, often coupled with data-driven analysis. This has led to new biomicrofluidic device designs and improved patient outcomes for a range of medical treatments (e.g. burst-wave lithotripsy). I develop high-performance software, physical models, and numerical methods to support these efforts. This includes MFC, my open-source solver for multi-phase, multi-scale, and multi-physics flow problems.
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.