New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Center for Applied Mathematics and Statistics

Newark, NJ 07102

I am interested in fluid mechanics and nonlinear dynamics, with applications to soft matter physics and biology. My research utilizes a combination of analytical techniques and numerical simulations, and I collaborate with experimentalists whenever possible. I am a part of the Complex Flows and Soft Matter (CFSM) Group.

- Since Fall 2017: Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)
- 2014-2017: NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Fellow, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
- 2014: PhD, Department of Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
- Co-advised by John Bush and Ruben Rosales
- Supported by NSF and Hertz Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships

- 2009: Master of Advanced Study (MASt), Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP), University of Cambridge
- Supported by Churchill scholarship

- 2008: Bachelor of Arts (A.B.), Chemistry / Applied & Computational Mathematics, Princeton University

Capillary surfers: wave-driven particles at a fluid interface

I. Ho, G. Pucci, A. U. Oza & D. M. Harris

Submitted, 2021Generalization of waving-plate theory to multiple interacting swimmers

P. J. Baddoo, N. J. Moore, A. U. Oza & D. G. Crowdy

Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics (in press), 2021Flow rectification in loopy network models of bird lungs

Q. M. Nguyen, A. U. Oza, J. Abouezzi, G. Sun, S. Childress, C. Frederick & L. Ristroph

Physical Review Letters, 126: 114501, 2021

Movies: 1, 2, 3

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Press coverage: NYU, NJIT, NSF, SIAMThe dynamics of parallel-plate and cone-plate flows

A. U. Oza & D. C. Venerus

Physics of Fluids, 33: 023102, 2021

Selected as a Featured articleHydrodynamic quantum analogs

J. W. M. Bush & A. U. Oza

Reports on Progress in Physics, 84: 017001, 2020Resonant interactions in bouncing droplet chains

L. Barnes, G. Pucci & A. U. Oza

Comptes Rendus Mécanique, 348(6-7): 573-589, 2020Lattices of hydrodynamically interacting flapping swimmers

A. U. Oza, L. Ristroph & M. J. Shelley

Physical Review X, 9: 041024, 2019

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Press coverage: NJIT, Phys.org, ScienceDaily, NYU, Fish Nerds podcastEquilibrium shapes and their stability for liquid films in fast flows

L. Ganedi, A. U. Oza, M. Shelley & L. Ristroph

Physical Review Letters, 121: 094501, 2018

Movies: 1, 2

Press coverage: NJIT, Phys.org, Ars Technica, ScienceDaily, DailyMail, New York TimesHydrodynamic spin states

A. U. Oza, R. R. Rosales & J. W. M. Bush

Chaos, 28: 096106, 2018Promenading pairs of walking droplets: Dynamics and stability

J. Arbelaiz, A. U. Oza & J. W. M. Bush

Physical Review Fluids, 3: 013604, 2018

MovieSimulations of pilot-wave dynamics in a simple harmonic potential

K. M. Kurianski, A. U. Oza & J. W. M. Bush

Physical Review Fluids, 2: 113602, 2017Orbiting pairs of walking droplets: Dynamics and stability

A. U. Oza, E. Siéfert, D. M. Harris, J. Moláček & J. W. M. Bush

Physical Review Fluids, 2: 053601, 2017

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Press coverage: APS Physics CentralFlow interactions lead to orderly formations of flapping wings in forward flight

S. Ramananarivo, F. Fang*, A. U. Oza*, J. Zhang & L. Ristroph

Physical Review Fluids (Rapid Communications), 1: 071201(R), 2016

MovieGeneralized Swift-Hohenberg models for dense active suspensions

A. U. Oza, S. Heidenreich & J. Dunkel

European Physical Journal E, 39: 97, 2016

Topical Collection: Nonequilibrium Collective Dynamics in Condensed and Biological Matter

Movies: 1, 2Antipolar ordering of topological defects in active liquid crystals

A. U. Oza & J. Dunkel

New Journal of Physics, 18: 093006, 2016

Movies: 1, 2The onset of chaos in orbital pilot-wave dynamics

L. D. Tambasco, D. M. Harris, A. U. Oza, R. R. Rosales & J. W. M. Bush

Chaos, 26:103107, 2016Pilot-wave dynamics in a harmonic potential: Quantization and stability of circular orbits

M. Labousse, A. U. Oza, S. Perrard & J. W. M. Bush

Physical Review E, 93: 033122, 2016The wave-induced added mass of walking droplets

J. W. M. Bush, A. U. Oza & J. Moláček

Journal of Fluid Mechanics (Rapids), 755: R7, 2014Pilot-wave hydrodynamics in a rotating frame: Exotic orbits

A. U. Oza, Ø. Wind-Willassen, D. M. Harris, R. R. Rosales & J. W. M. Bush

Physics of Fluids, 26: 082101, 2014Pilot-wave dynamics in a rotating frame: on the emergence of orbital quantization

A. U. Oza, D. M. Harris, R. R. Rosales & J. W. M. Bush

Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 744: 404-429, 2014A trajectory equation for walking droplets: hydrodynamic pilot-wave theory

A. U. Oza, R. R. Rosales & J. W. M. Bush

Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 737: 552-570, 2013

Cover imageOptimization search effort over the control landscapes for open quantum systems with Kraus-map evolution

A. U. Oza, A. Pechen, V. Beltrani, K. Moore & H. Rabitz

Journal of Physics A, 42: 205305, 2009- The coating hypothesis for ammonia ice particles in Jupiter: laboratory experiments and optical modeling

K. S. Kalogerakis, J. Marschall, A. U. Oza, P. A. Engel, R. T. Meharchand & M. H. Wong

Icarus, 196(1): 202-215, 2008

Lauren Barnes, PhD candidate, NJIT (Summer 2018 - present)

Connor Robertson, PhD candidate, NJIT (co-advised with Prof. Travis Askham, Fall 2019 - present)

Manav Guzraty, undergraduate, NJIT (formerly through NSF GS-LSAMP program, Summer 2019 - present)

Antoine Bellaigue, Masters, Université de Rennes 1 (co-advised with Dr. Giuseppe Pucci, Summer 2020)

Sarah Jensen, undergraduate, Mathematical Biosciences Institute/NJIT REU (Summer 2019)

Fall 2021: Advanced Applied Math III: Partial Differential Equations (MATH 690, graduate)

Fall 2021: Linear Algebra (MATH 337, undergraduate)

Spring 2021: Advanced Applied Math II: Ordinary Differential Equations (MATH 689, graduate)

Spring 2021: Calculus IIIA (MATH 211, undergraduate)

Fall 2020: Advanced Applied Math III: Partial Differential Equations (MATH 690, graduate)

Fall 2019: Advanced Applied Math III: Partial Differential Equations (MATH 690, graduate)

Fall 2019: Linear Algebra (MATH 337, undergraduate)

Spring 2019: Advanced Applied Math II: Ordinary Differential Equations (MATH 689, graduate)

Fall 2018: Advanced Applied Math III: Partial Differential Equations (MATH 690, graduate)

Spring 2018: Advanced Applied Math II: Ordinary Differential Equations (MATH 689, graduate)

Fall 2017: Calculus I (MATH 111, undergraduate)

Spring 2017: Math for Economics II (MAT 212, undergraduate)

Fall 2016: Calculus II (MAT 122, undergraduate)

Spring 2016: Calculus II (MAT 122, undergraduate)

Fall 2015: Calculus II (MAT 122, undergraduate)