Paul H. Steen

Maxwell Upson Professor in Engineering
Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, College of Engineering

Contact Information

346 Olin Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
p: (607) 255-4749

Paul H. Steen

Maxwell Upson Professor in Engineering
Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, College of Engineering

Expertise

Stability and nonlinear dynamics; low-gravity fluid mechanics; instability of liquid-gas interfaces; spin-casting of metallic alloys; adhesion upon solidification; capillary adhesion; droplet switches; bifurcation and continuation in nonlinear systems

Current Research Interest

Inviscid motions of liquid drops, bridges, beads, and rivulets; manipulating nanostructure during high-speed casting of glassy metals; dropwise condensation and coalescence; stability of constrained capillary surfaces

Distinction

American Institute of Chemical Engineers Fellow
American Physical Society Fellow
Alexander von Humboldt Siftung Foundation Fellowship

Selected Publications

Bostwick, Joshua B., and Paul H. Steen. “Static Rivulet Instabilities: Varicose and Sinuous Modes.” Journal of Fluid Mechanics 837 (2018): 819-838.

Chang, Chun-Ti, Susan Daniel, and Paul H. Steen. “Footprint Geometry and Sessile Drop Resonance.” Physical Review E 95 (2017): 033109.

Cornell Research Website Article

Making Glassy Metals, Watching Droplets