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Ruhai Zhou

Ruhai Zhou


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Department of Mathematics & Statistics

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  • Articles

    Zhou, R., Eric, E. P., Forest, M. G., Yao, L., and Zheng, Y. (2010). A Simple Model for Non-Topological Defects in Sheared Nematic Polymer Monodomains. J. Comput. Theor. Nanosci., 7 (4), pp. 787-794.
    Zhou, R., Lee, J., Forest, M. G., and Wang, Q. (2008). Dipole-induced, first-order phase transitions of nano-rod monolayers. Phys. Letter. A, 372 (19), pp. 3484-3487.
    Zhou, R. (2008). Robustness of pulsating jetlike layers in sheared nano-rod dispersions. J. Non-Newt. Fluid. Mech., 155 (3), pp. 130-145.
    Zhou, R., Zheng, X., Forest, M. G., Vaia, R. A., and Arlen, M. (2007). A Strategy for Dimensional Percolation in Sheared Nanorod Dispersions. Advanced Math., 19 (22), pp. 4038-4043.
    Zhou, R., Forest, M. G., and Wang, Q. (2007). Microscopic-macroscopic simulations of rigid-rob polymer hydrodynamics: Heterogeneity and rheochaos. SIAM Multiscale Model. Simul., 6 (3), pp. 858-878.
    Zhou, R., Forest, M. G., and Wang, Q. (2007). Monodomain dynamics for rigid rod & platelet suspensions in strongly coupled coplanar linear flow and magnetic fields. J. Rheol., 51 (1), pp. 1-21.
    Zhou, R., Zheng, X., Forest, M. G., and Lipton, R. (2007). Nematic polymer mechanics: flow induced anisotropy. Continuum Mech. Thermodyn., 18, pp. 377-394.
    Zhou, R., Layer, M. G., and Lee, J. (2006). Alignment and rheo-oscillator criteria for sheared nematic polymer films in the monolayer limit. Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems, Ser. B, 6 (2), pp. 339-356.
    Zhou, R., Forest, M. G., Sircar, S., and Wang, Q. (2006). Monodomain dynamics for rigid rod and platelet suspensions in strongl coupled coplanar linear flow and magnetic fields. II Kinetic theory. Physics of Fluids, 18 (103102), pp. 1-14.
    Zhou, R., and Hagstrom, T. (2006). On the spectral deferred correction of splitting methods for initial value problems. Comm. App. Math. and Comp. Sci., 1, pp. 169-205.
    Zhou, R., Forest, M. G., Zheng, X., Wang, Q., and Lipton, R. (2005). Anisotropy and dynamic ranges in effective properties of sheared nematic polymer nano-composites. Adv. Func. Mat., 15 (12), pp. 2029-2035.
    Zhou, R., Forest, M. G., Zheng, X., Wang, Q., and Lipton, R. (2005). Anisotropy and heterogeneity of nematic polymer nano-composite film properties. Industrial Mathematics and Its Applications, 141, pp. 85-98.
    Zhou, R., Zheng, X., Forest, M. G., Wang, Q., and Lipton, R. (2005). Exact scaling laws for electrical conductivity properties of nematic polymer nano-composite monodomains. Adv. Func. Mat., 15 (4), pp. 627-638.
    Zhou, R., Forest, G., and Wang, Q. (2005). Kinetic structure simulations of nematic polymers in place Couette cells, I: The algorithm and benchmarks. SIAM Multiscale Model. Simul., 3 (4), pp. 853-870.
    Zhou, R., Forest, M. G., and (2005). Kinetic structure simulations of nematic polymers in plane plane Couette cells. SIAM Multiscale Model. and Simulations, 4 (4), pp. 1280-1304.
    Zhou, R., Zheng, X., Forest, M. G., and Wang, Q. (2005). Likelihood & Expected-time Statistica of Monodomain Attractors in Sheared Discotic and Rod-like Nematic Polymers. Rheol. Acta., 44 (3), pp. 219-234.
  • Conference Proceeding

    Zhou, R., Heidenreich, S., Hess, S., Klapp, S. H., Wang, Q., Zhou, H., Wang, X., and Forest, M. G. (2008). Orientational dynamics drive oscillating hydrodynamical jets in the flow of nano-rods.. Proceedings of the XV-the International Congress on Rheology.
    Zhou, R., Forest, M. G., and Zheng, X. (2006). Nano-rod and nano-platelet composite films generated in confined planar Couette cells: complexity of flows, orientational distributions, and effective mechanical moduli.. Proceedings of the ACS Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering.
    Zhou, R., Forest, M. G., Wang, Q., Zheng, X., and Lipton, R. (2005). Anisotropy and Heterogeneity of Nematic Polymer Nano-Composite Film Properties.. Proceedings of the ACS Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering.
  • Presentations

    Zhou, R. (April 5, 2009). Kinetic Simulations of Flowing Nematic Liquids in Couette Cells presented at 33rd SIAM Southeastern-Atlantic Section Conference Columbia, SC.
    Zhou, R. (March 4, 2009). Kinetic Simulations of Flowing Nematic Liquids in Confined Geometries presented at 2009 SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering Miami, FL.
    Zhou, R. (July 10, 2008). Numerical simulations of rigid-rob polymer hydrodynamics presented at 2008 SIAM Annual Meeting San Diego, CA.
    Zhou, R. (May 18, 2008). Structures of nematic polymers in the flow presented at 7th AIMS International Conference on Dynamical Systems Arlington, TX, University of Texas.
    Zhou, R. (October 9, 2007). Nano-rod suspension flows: A 2D Smoluchowski-Navier-Stokes Solver presented at 79th Annual Meeting of the Society of Rheology Salt Lake City, Utah.
    Zhou, R. (February 27, 2007). Numerical simulations of sheared nematic liquid crystalline polymers using kinetic model presented at Seminar Florida State University, Tallahassee, FA.
    Zhou, R. (October 11, 2006). Persistence of rheochaos with hydrodynamic feedback and spatial coherence in confined plate-driven shear of nematic polymers presented at 78th Annual Meeting of the Society of Rheology Portland, ME.
    Zhou, R. (August 16, 2006). Numerical Simulations of Rod and Platelet Dispersions presented at 43rd SES (Society of Engineering Science) Annual Meeting State College, PA, USA.
    Zhou, R. (July 11, 2006). Kinetic model simulations of 2-d structure formation in sheared-rigid rod supensions presented at SIAM (Society of Industry and Applied Mathematics) Annual meeting Boston, MA.
    Zhou, R. (May 17, 2006). Spatial Coherence, Rheological Chaotic Dynamics, And Hydrodynamic Feedback of Nematic Polymers in Plate-Driven Shear presented at 6th Understanding Complex Systems Symposium UIUC, Champaign-Urbana, IL.
    Zhou, R. (November 21, 2005). Multi-scale simulations of shear-dominated flows of rigid rod dispersions presented at 58th Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics Chicago, IL.
    Zhou, R. (October 17, 2005). Morphology and shear banding in nematic polymer driven flows based on kinetic model simulations presented at 77th Annual Meeting of the Society of Rheology Vancouver, BC.
    Zhou, R. (July 14, 2005). On the spectral deferred correction of splitting methods for initial value problems presented at SIAM Annual Meeting New Orleans, LA.
    Zhou, G. (June 3, 2005). Anisotrophy and heterogeneity of nematic polymer nano-composite film propeties presented at The Joint ASCE/ASME/SES Conference on Mechanics and Materials Baton Rouge, LA.
  • 2011: Recipient of Distinguished Teaching Award,, Old Dominion University
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Zhou, R. "Collaborative Proposal on Mathematical for Multiphase Complex Fluids" $171,139. Federal. July 01, 2009 - June 30, 2012
    Zhou, R. "Collaborative Proposal for Mathematics & Computation of Nano-Composite Flows & Properties" $87,264. Federal. June 01, 2006 - May 31, 2009
    Zhou, R. "Numerical Algorithms and Simulations of Mematic Polymer Nano-Composite Materials" $7,000. Old Dominion University. May, 2006 - August, 2006
    Zhou, R.; Forest, M. G. "Multi-scale Phenomena in Macromolecular Fluids and Nano-Composite Materials" $167,000. Federal. July 01, 2003 - June 30, 2006