Yuan N. Young
Cullimore Hall, Room 519, University Heights
Department of Mathematical Sciences
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Newark, NJ 07102
Associate Professor, Department of
Mathematical Sciences at
NJIT, Newark, NJ, Summer 2010 - present
Assistant Professor, Department of
Mathematical Sciences at
NJIT, Newark, NJ, Fall 2004 - Spring 2010
Center for Turbulence Research, Stanford University,
Doron Levy at
Stanford's Mathematics Department and
Nagi Mansour at
NASA Ames Research Center, Fall 2002 - July 2004
Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics at
Hermann Riecke, Fall 2000 - August 2002.
Dynamics Fellow and Visitor at Woods
Hole Oceanographic Institution , Summer 1998, 1999, 2001, and 2005.
Graduate Student in Department
of Astronomy and Astrophysics at University of Chicago.
Supervisor: Robert Rosner, Fall 1994-Spring 2000
Cellular Modeling in Bio-mathematics and Biophysicsmechanotransduction by primary cilia
interaction between surfactants, proteins, and lipid bilayer membranes
membrane and actin (or cytoskeletal) network
poration of membrane and membrane-cytoskeleton systems
DNA and biopolymer dynamics in flow
Complex Fluid Dynamicsfluid-structure interaction: elastic, inextensible fiber in
bio-polymer (actin filaments, for example) and its interaction with
motor proteins (myosin, for example)
interaction between filament and interface
Numerical methods and analysis fast, coarse-grained simulations of lipid bilayer membrane with solvents
Fluid Dynamicselectrohydrodynamics, with or without electrolytes
two-phase flows, effect of (soluble and insoluble) surfactants and micelles
mixing of two-phase flows
pattern-forming hydrodynamical systems and defect chaos
stirring and mixing, transport and particle dynamics
geophysical fluid dynamics: stratified shear flow, wind-driven
surface waves and air-sea exchange
NSF-DMS 1222550, 2012-2015
NSF-CBET 0853673, 2009-2011
NSF-DMS 1009105, 2010-2014 (Co-PI)
NSF-DMS 0620832, 2006-2010 (Co-PI)
NSF-DMS 0708977, 2007-2010 (Co-PI)
I am teaching M611 and M211 in Fall 2013.
M611, Numerical Methods for Engineers
(Graduate level), Fall Semester 2013
Here are a few courses I've taught in the past.
M651, Applied Mathematics -
Methods 1, Fall Semester 2011
M614, Numerical Methods I, Spring Semester 2005
M337, Linear Algebra, Fall Semester 2004
Services for the department
I am organizing the departmental colloquium and chairing other seminar series
Applied Math Colloquium (Fall 2013)
Applied Math Colloquium, Fall 2013
Applied Math Colloquium (Spring 2013)
Applied Math Colloquium, Spring 2013
I have organized the fluid seminar from Fall 2005 to Spring 2010.
In addition, I have also served on the library committee and as advisors
for math minors, math majors, and two graduate students (Herve Nganguia and
Services for the community
I have been an active referee
for a dozen of top-ranked journals and have served on panels for
grants for several funding agencies.
(in postscript or pdf format, may need to gunzip in order to view or print;
please email me if you are having trouble with these files)
"On the miscible Rayleigh-Taylor instability". Click here for the abstract, and here for the main part of the thesis in pdf format (1.0MB).
Journal Articles Long-wave Dynamics of an Inextensible Planar Membrane in an Electric Field
J. Fluid Mech., submitted, Nov. 2013.
Equilibrium Electrodeformation of a Spheroidal Vesicle in an AC Electric
Phys. Rev. E, 88, 052718, 2013.
Dynamics of the Primary Cilium in Time-Periodic Flows
Proceedings of the AMS Special Session on Biological Fluid Dynamics: Modeling,
Computations, and Applications, accepted, to appear in 2013.
Equilibrium Electro-deformation of a Surfactant-laden Viscous Drop
with Herve Nganguia, P. M. Vlahovska, Jerzy Blawzdziewcz, J. Zhang and H. Lin,
Phys. Fluids, 25, 092106, 2013.
Dynamics of the Primary Cilium in Shear Flow
with M. Downs and C. R. Jacobs,
Biophysical Journal, 103, 629-639, 2012.
Modeling a semi-flexible filament in cellular Stokes flow using regularized
with E. L. Bouzarth and A. T. Layton,
Int. J. Numer. Meth. Biomed. Engng., 27, 2021-2034, 2011.
Dynamics of a compound vesicle in shear flow
with S. Veerapaneni, P. Vlahovska and J. Blawzdziewicz,
Physical Review Letters, 106, 158103, 2011.
Dynamics of a non-spherical microcapsule with incompressible interface in shear flow,
with P. Vlahovska, G. Danker and C. Misbah,
Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 678, 221-247, 2011.
Dynamics of a semiflexible polar filament in Stokes flow,
Physical Review E, 82, 016309, 2010.
Nonlinear hydrodynamic phenomena in Stokes flow regime
with J. Blawzdziewicz, R. Goodman, N. Khurana, E. Wajnryb,
Physica D, 239, (14) 1214-1224, 2010.
Influence of surfactant solubility on the deformation and breakup of a
bubble or capillary jet in a viscous fluid
with M. R. Booty, M. Siegel and J. Li,
Physics of Fluids, 21, 072105, 2009.
Hydrodynamic interactions between two semi-flexible in-extensible filaments in Stokes flow
(.pdf), Physical Review E,
79, 046317, 2009.
Hysteretic and chaotic dynamics of viscous drops in creeping flows with rotation
with Jerzy Blawzdziewicz, V. Cristini and R. H. Goodman, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 607, 209-234, 2008.
Influence of insoluble surfactant on the deformation and breakup of a bubble or thread in
a viscous fluid
with M. Hameed, M. Siegel, J. Li, M. R. Booty and D. T. Papageorgiou, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 594, 307-340, 2008.
A stretch-coil transition and transport of fibers in cellular flows
with Mike Shelley, Physical Review Letters, 99, 058303, 2007.
Limits of the potential flow approach to the single-mode Rayleigh-Taylor
with P. Ramaprabhu, Guy Dimonte, A. C. Calder and B. Fryxell,
Physical Review E, 74, 74, 066308, 2006.
Surface tension in incompressible Rayleigh-Taylor mixing flow
with F. Ham, Journal of Turbulence,
7 (Number 71), 1-23, 2006.
Stratified Kolmogorov Flow: Part II
with N. Balmforth,
Journal of Fluid Mechanics,
528, 23-42, 2005.
Registration-Based Morphing of Active Contours for Segmentation
of CT Scans (.pdf),
with D. Levy, Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering, 2, 79-96, 2005.
A comparative study of the turbulent Rayleigh-Taylor instability
using high-resolution 3D numerical simulations: The Alpha-Group
collaboration (.pdf), with G. Dimonte and the alpha-group,
Physics of Fluids, 16(5), 1668-1693, 2004.
Weakly non-linear analysis of wind-driven gravity waves (.pdf),
with A. Alexakis and R. Rosner, Journal of Fluid Mechanics,
503 171-200, 2004.
A hybrid Eulerian-Lagrangian method for LES of atomizing spray,
with F. Ham, S. Apte and M. Herrmann, Advances in Fluid Mechanics,
37 313, 2004.
Whirling and defect chaos in non-Boussinesq convection,
with H. Riecke and W. Pesch, New Journal of Physics,
Penta-hepta defect chaos in a model for rotating hexagonal
convection (.pdf), with H. Riecke, Physical Review Letters, 90, 134502, 2003.
Induced defect nucleation and side-band instabilities in hexagons
with rotation and mean flow (.pdf), with H. Riecke, Physica D, 176,
Universality of scalar statistics in stably stratified turbulence
with S. Wunsch, Physical Review E, 66,016306, 2002.
Mean flow in the hexagonal convection: stability and nonlinear dynamics,
with H. Riecke (.pdf), Physica D 163, 166-183, 2002.
Shear instability of fluid interfaces: Stability analysis (.pdf), with
A. Alexakis and R. Rosner, Physical Review E, 65, 026313, 2002.
Stratified Kolmogorov flow (.pdf),
with N. Balmforth, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 450, 131-167, 2002.
On the C/O Enrichment of Novae Ejecta, with R. Rosner, A. Alexakis,
J. Truran and W. Hilderbrandt, Astrophysical Journal Letters,
562, L177-L179, 2001.
On the miscible Rayleigh-Taylor instability: two and three dimensions
with H. Tufo, A. Dubey and R. Rosner, Journal of Fluid Mechanics,
447, 377-408, 2001.
Flash code: Studying astrophysical thermonuclear flashes, with
R. Rosner and the FLASH team, Computing in Science and Engineering,
2, 33-41, 2000.
Numerical simulation of double-diffusive convection in a
rectangular box, with R. Rosner, Physical Review E, 61, 2676-2694, 2000.
Linear and weakly nonlinear analysis of doubly diffusive vertical
slot convection, with R. Rosner, Physical Review E, 57, 5554-5563, 1998.
Linear stability analysis of doubly-diffusive vertical slot convection,
with R. Rosner, Physical Review E, 57, 1183-1186, 1998.
Conference Proceedings (* = refereed) Stratified Kolmogorov flow, in Stirring and Mixing, 1999 Summer Study Program in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics , Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Available from http://gfd.whoi.edu/.
*Transition from Eulerian to Lagrangian description of multiphase flows using the particle
level set method, ILASS Americas 15th annual conference on liquid atomization and spray systems, Monterey, CA, May 2003.
*Stratified Kolmogorov flow, with N. Balmforth, Proceedings of the 12th Taylor-Couette Conference, September, 2001.
*On the miscible Rayleigh-Taylor instability: 2D versus 3D, with H. Tufo, A. Dubey and R. Rosner,
Proceedings of the 2000 ICTAM meetings at Chicago, September, 2000.
Technical Reports (* = referreed) *Turbulent mixing of multiphase flows, with J. Ferziger, F. Ham and M. Herrmann, CTR Annual Review Brief, 2003.
*Subgrid scale modeling in solar convection simulations using ASH, with M. Miesch and N. Mansour, CTR Annual Review Brief, 2003.
*A Cartesian adaptive level set method for two-phase flows, with F. Ham, CTR Annual Review Brief, 2003.
*Interaction between turbulent flow and free surfaces, with F. Ham and N. Mansour, CTR Annual Review Brief, 2002.
A movie of unwinding of coiled filament
A link to simulation results of filament in cellular
A postscript and pdf version of my CV.
For Shravan and Mike A movie of the membrane
profile with charge density for the color coding
For Shravan and Mike A movie of the membrane
profile with Vm for the color coding
For Shravan and Mike Another movie of the
membrane profile with charge density Q for color coding
Surface Wave Movie
eta=1 in a cellular flow
eta=1 in a cellular flow
A link for CL