David Saintillan


(email: dstn@illinois.edu)


Laboratory: Microscale Flow Modeling Laboratory (USA)


Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1206 West Green Street,
Urbana, IL 61801, USA



My research focuses on the development of computational and theoretical models for microscale transport phenomena and flow problems relevant to colloidal systems, complex fluids, materials science, microfluidics, and biophysics. We develop efficient algorithms and large-scale simulation techniques to model the dynamics in these systems, with the ultimate goal of enhancing the basic understanding of physical and biophysical fluid phenomena, and of providing reliable design tools for engineering applications.

Recent efforts in my research group in the area of EPD have focused on models for nonlinear electrokinetic effects in particle suspensions and microfluidic applications, direct numerical simulations of colloidal assembly under electrophoretic deposition, simulations of three-dimensional assembly using patterned electrodes, and the development of accelerated algorithms for the calculation of electric and hydrodynamic interactions between colloidal particles.


Selected publications

  • J. S. Park and D. Saintillan, “Electric-field-induced ordering and pattern formation in colloidal suspensions”, Physical Review E, 83 041409 (2011).
  • J. S. Park and D. Saintillan, “Direct numerical simulations of electrophoretic deposition of charged colloidal suspensions”, Key Engineering Materials, 507 47 (2012).