University of Louisville assistant professor to discuss fluid dynamics

Published: Oct 9, 2008 4:20:25 PM
Media Contact: Sally Credille, src0007@auburn.edu, 334.844.3447

Eric Berson, assistant professor at the University of Louisville, will present "Computationally Determined Spatial and Temporal Resolution of Fluid Dynamics in Multiphase Flows with Experimental Validation," on Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 3:30 p.m. in 136 Ross Hall McMillan Auditorium. His lecture is hosted by Auburn University's Department of Chemical Engineering.

Berson will discuss the development and improvement of bioprocesses for applications that include conversion of biomass to biochemicals, the characterization of fluid forces in complex flows and the production of useful proteins from mammalian cell cultures. His talk will focus on a viscosity measurement technique for two-phase systems where solid particles do not tend to stay in suspension; a method for determining the density of wetted solids in a slurry (separate from the slurry density); and a method for resolving fluid forces experiencing oscillatory flow conditions.

Berson received his bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Florida State University in 1991. He earned his master's degree in 1994 and doctorate in 2000 from the University of Louisville. He was previously employed with Waukesha Cherry-Burrell and Carrier Vibrating Co. in process research and development and project management. He joined the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Louisville in 2003. His research interests include bioprocessing with a special focus on experimentally validated computational solutions for energy and biomedical-related themes.