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. “Stability of Constrained Capillary Surfaces.” Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics 47 (2015): 539–568.

Vogel, Michael J., and Paul H. Steen. “Capillarity-Based Switchable Adhesion.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107, no. 8 (2010): 3377–3381.

Cornell Research Website Article
Making Glassy Metals, Watching Droplets