New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Newark, NJ 07102

Broadly speaking, I am a theorist 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.

- 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

Equilibrium 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.

Lattices of hydrodynamically interacting flapping swimmers

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

Submitted, 2019Flow 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

Generalized 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 MatterAntipolar ordering of topological defects in active liquid crystals

A. U. Oza & J. Dunkel

New Journal of Physics, 18: 093006, 2016

Hydrodynamic spin states

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

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

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

Physical Review Fluids, 3: 013604, 2018.Simulations 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

Featured on APS Physics CentralThe 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

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Structure of unital maps and the asymptotic Birkhoff conjecture

Talk by Peter Shor on joint work

Steklov Mathematical Institute, 2010Optimization 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

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

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

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

Fall 2017: Instructor, Calculus I (MATH 111, undergraduate)

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

Fall 2016: Instructor, Calculus II (MAT 122, undergraduate)

Spring 2016: Instructor, Calculus II (MAT 122, undergraduate)

Fall 2015: Instructor, Calculus II (MAT 122, undergraduate)

Summer 2014: Instructor, Computational Science and Engineering I (18.085, graduate)

Spring 2013: Recitation instructor, Complex Variables with Applications (18.04, undergraduate).

Summer 2007: Tutor, Calculus I, Freshman Scholars' Institute (FSI).