Tong (Tony) Gao

Tong (Tony) Gao

Assistant Professor, Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering; Department of Mechanical Engineering
Room 2459, Engineering Building
  428 S. Shaw Ln.
 (517) 353-9173
  gaotong@egr.msu.edu

About Me

B.S., 2004, mechanical engineering, University of Science and Technology of China (Hefei)
M.S., 2007, mechanical engineering, University of Science and Technology of China (Hefei)
Ph.D., mechanical engineering, 2012, University of Pennsylvania

Tong (Tony) Gao works on a diverse array of problems in fluid mechanics, biophysics and materials through modeling and simulation, with a particular focus on soft matter physics. The essence of his research is studying novel fluid mechanics of microstructures immersed in liquid, as well as how the microscale particle-particle interactions impact the macroscale material properties of passive and active complex fluids systems (bacterial suspensions, biofilament assemblies, etc.). Gao has also been developing and integrating numerical methods to resolve multiscale physics from discrete particles to continuous medium.

Gao received his B.S. and M.S. from the University of Science and Technology of China (Hefei). He obtained his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. Following the completion of his Ph.D., he took a postdoctoral position in the Applied Mathematics Laboratory of Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at the New York University in New York City.

Research Interests

•    Complex fluids and materials

•    Liquid crystal physics

•    Fluid-structure interaction

•    Electrohydrodynamics

•    Microfluidics

•    Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian finite element

•    Mesoscopic methods in fluids

•    Fast summation methods

Selected Publications
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September 8, 2017
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Faculty member Tony Gao gets paper published on the cover of current issue of Physical Review Letters.

Teaching

FS-17: ME 490 Independent Study

FS-17: ME 891 Fundamentals of Complex Fluids

SS-18: ME 332 Fluid Mechanics

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