Cari Dutcher

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Cari Dutcher

Associate Professor,
Mechanical Engineering

Contact

Mechanical Engineering
Rm 111
111 Church Street SE

Minneapolis,

MN

55455

Affiliations

Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Education

Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, 
University of California, Berkeley, 2009 

B.S., Chemical Engineering, 
Illinois Institute of Technology, 2004

Research Interests
  • Aerosols, suspensions, and emulsions
  • Droplet surfaces and interfaces
  • Thermodynamics and phase of aqueous solutions
  • Two-phase microfluidic flows
  • Two-phase Taylor-Couette flows
  • Extensional and interfacial rheology of dilute solutions and emulsions

Research Group

Name: Complex Fluids and Multiphase Flows Laboratory
Location: ME 265

 

Honors and Awards
  • George W. Taylor Career Development Award (2019)
  • McKnight Land-Grant Professorship (2017-2019)
  • American Associate of Aerosol Research (AAAR)
  • Kenneth T. Whitby Award (2017)
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2016-2021)
  • ACS-PRF Doctoral New Investigator Award (2016-2018)
  • 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award (2015-2017)
  • National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (2011-2013)
  • American Association of University Women Dissertation Year Fellowship (2008-2009)
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (2005-2008)
Selected Publications
  • Wilkinson, N.A. and Dutcher, C.S. Axial Mixing and Vortex Stability to in-situ Radial Injection in Taylor-Couette Laminar and Turbulent Flows, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 854, 324-347 (2018) 
  • Narayan, S., Moravec, D. B., Hauser, B. G., Dallas, A. J., Dutcher, C.S. Understanding the impact of droplet size and surfactant transport on liquid-liquid separation of water-in-fuel microemulsions. Energy and Fuels, 32 (7), 7326-7337 (2018). 
  • Nandy, L. and Dutcher, C.S. Phase Behavior of Ammonium Sulfate with Organic Acid Solutions in Aqueous Aerosol Mimics Using Microfluidic Traps. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 122 (13), 3480-2490 (2018) 
  • Metaxas, A., Raethke, E., Wilkinson, N., Dutcher, C.S. In situ polymer flocculation and growth in Taylor-Couette flows, Soft Matter, 14, 8627-8635 (2018). 
  • Metcalf, A.R., Narayan, S., Dutcher, C.S., A Review of Microfluidic Concepts and Applications for Atmospheric Aerosol Science, Aerosol Science & Technology, 52 (3), 310-329 (2018).