Faculty Profile

Jonathan J. L. Higdon

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Jonathan J. L. Higdon
Jonathan J. L. Higdon
Dennis and Cathy Houston Professor in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
195 Roger Adams Laboratory MC 712
600 S. Mathews
Urbana Illinois 61801

Education

  • Ph.D., Cambridge University, 1978
  • M.S.E., Johns Hopkins University, 1975
  • B.E.S., Johns Hopkins University, 1975

Biography

Jonathan J.L. Higdon is the Dennis and Cathy Houston Professor in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. An award winning teacher and scholar, Dr. Higdon is a leader in the field of fluid mechanics. His research interests include computational fluid dynamics, the mechanics of complex fluids, geophysical fluid dynamics, and petroleum reservoir simulation. Dr. Higdon joined the department in 1980. He received his BES and MSE from The Johns Hopkins University and his PhD in Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics from Cambridge University, where he was a Winston Churchill Scholar and a National Science Foundation Fellow. He completed his postdoctoral studies at Stanford University.

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Research Interests

  • Fluid Mechanics and Computational Algorithms

Selected Articles in Journals

  • A. Kumar and J. J. L. Higdon, "Origins of the anomalous stress behavior in charged colloidal suspensions under shear," Physical Review E, 82, 051401 (2010).
  • S. L. Perry, J. J. L. Higdon and P. J. A. Kenis, "Design rules for pumping and metering of highly viscous fluids in microfluidics," Lab on a Chip, 10, 3112-3124 (2010).
  • Q.J. Meng and J.J.L. Higdon, "Large scale dynamic simulation of plate-like particle suspensions. Part II: Brownian simulation," Journal of Rheology, 52, 37-65 (2008).
  • Q.J. Meng and J.J.L. Higdon, "Large scale dynamic simulation of plate-like particle suspensions. Part I: Non-Brownian simulation," Journal of Rheology, 52, 1-36 (2008).
  • P. Dimitrakopoulos and J. J. L. Higdon, "On the displacement of fluid bridges from solid surfaces in viscous pressure-driven flows," Phys. Fluids. 15:3255 (2003).
  • D. R. Graham and J. J. L. Higdon, "Acoustic stimulation of flow through porous media, Part 2. Unsteady flow." J. Fluid Mech. 465:237-260 (2002).
  • D. R. Graham and J. J. L. Higdon, "Acoustic stimulation of flow through porous media, Part 1. Steady flow." J. Fluid Mech. 465:213-235 (2002).
  • P. Dimitrakopoulos and J. J. L. Higdon, "Displacement of three dimensional fluid droplets from solid surfaces in viscous pressure-driven flows", 435:327-350, J. Fluid Mech. (2001).
  • D. R. Graham and J. J. L. Higdon, "Oscillatory flow of droplets in capillary tubes. Part 2. Constricted tubes." J. Fluid Mech. 425:55-77 (2000).
  • D. R. Graham and J. J. L. Higdon, "Oscillatory flow of droplets in capillary tubes. Part 1. Straight tubes." J. Fluid Mech. 425:31-53 (2000).

Honors

  • Stanley Corrsin Lectureship in Fluid Dynamics, Johns Hopkins University, 1993
  • Prokasy Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, University of Illinois, UC, 1988
  • Presidential Young Investigator Award, National Science Foundation, 1984