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

The invariant measure of a walking droplet in hydrodynamic pilot-wave theory

H. D. Nguyen & A. U. Oza

Submitted, 2023Theoretical modeling of capillary surfer interactions on a vibrating fluid bath

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

Physical Review Fluids, 8: 114011, 2023

Featured in PhysicsCapillary surfers: wave-driven particles at a fluid interface

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

Physical Review Fluids, 8: L112011, 2023

Selected as Editors' Suggestion, Featured in Physics, Highlighted in the bulletin of the Italian Physical SocietyGeneralization 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, 76(12): 3811-3851, 2023Flow 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

Selected as Editors' Suggestion, and see Focus story

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

José Pabón, PhD candidate, NJIT (co-advised with Prof. Michael Siegel, Fall 2020 - present)

Manal Desai, undergraduate, Albert Dorman Honors College, NJIT (Fall 2021 - present)

Lauren Barnes, PhD student, NJIT (Summer 2018 - Summer 2023)

Next at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ)Connor Robertson, PhD student, NJIT (co-advised with Prof. Travis Askham, Fall 2019 - Spring 2023)

Next at Sandia National Laboratories, postdoctoral fellowManav Guzraty, undergraduate, NJIT (formerly through NSF GS-LSAMP program, Summer 2019 - Summer 2022)

Next at Rutgers University New Brunswick, Masters in Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringAntoine Bellaigue, Masters, Université de Rennes 1 (co-advised with Dr. Giuseppe Pucci, Summer 2020)

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

Next at University of Buffalo, PhD in Biomedical Sciences

Fall 2023: Introduction to Partial Differential Equations (MATH 331, undergraduate)

Spring 2023: active service modified duty (parental leave)

Fall 2022: Introduction to Partial Differential Equations (MATH 331, undergraduate)

Spring 2022: Introduction to Partial Differential Equations (MATH 331, undergraduate)

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)

Spring 2020: active service modified duty (parental leave)

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)