ADAMS Group

My students and I conduct research in environmental fluid mechanics, and physical and mathematical modeling of pollutant transport and mixing. Ongoing and recently completed projects include:

  • Environmental impacts of desalination (Kuwait-MIT Center for Natural Resources and the Environment)
     
  • Modeling multi-phase plumes with application to deep-sea oil spills (GoMRI DOI/MMS)
     
  • Applying chemical dispersants to sub-surface oil spills (Chevron)
     
  • A flexible curtain to contain oil from a deep ocean blowout (ENI)
     
  • Lagrangian simulation of the 3D dispersal of aging oil (NSF RAPID)
     
  • Innovative uses for a power plant’s thermal discharge: de-stratifying the Charles River Basin (NOAA/Sea Grant)
     
  • Experimental & mathematical models of sediment clouds (Singapore NRF)
     
  • Modeling the direct release of CO2 to the ocean (DOE/FE and OS)
     
  • Behavior of capped contaminated sediments (NOAA/Sea Grant; US ACE)

CURRENT RESEARCH GROUP

  • Adrian Lai, Research Engineer, SMART
     
  • Aaron Chow, Post-doc
     
  • Cindy Wang, PhD student
     
  • Ishita Shrivastava, PhD student
     
  • Tanguy Raguenez, MEng student
     
  • Kenneth Yu, MEng student

 

Image of descending sediment cloud composed of glass beads (light blue) and entrained ambient fluid (red).

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