Daniels Nonlinear Lab [NCSU Banner]

Dept of Physics

Overview

We conduct experiments on nonequilibrium/nonlinear systems including granular materials, gels, surfactants, and thin liquid films. Active areas of investigation include:

force chains in granular material
granular materials
fracture in soft systems
starburst droplet spreading on gel
convection in lawn grasses
dynamics of natural systems
surfactant dynamics at fluid surfaces
fluorescent visualization of a surfactant on waves


Contact Information

Dr. Karen Daniels258C Riddick Lab 919-513-7921
Lab229-234 Riddick Lab919-513-7965 or -1472
Offices251-252 Riddick Lab919-513-3914
Main Physics Office 421 Riddick Lab 919-515-2521

Mailing Address
Dept. of Physics
Box 8202
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695
       Shipping Address
Dept. of Physics
421 Riddick Lab
2401 Stinson Dr.
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695


Directions

We are located in the Physics Department in Riddick Lab (see campus map) on the main campus of NC State University, at 2401 Stinson Dr. If you drive to campus, the information booth (marked by a star on the campus map) will direct you to parking. The closest parking deck to Riddick is the Cates Avenue "Coliseum" Deck (cross under the tracks using the nearby tunnel, then turn right to face Riddick). Our offices/labs are on the 2nd floor.




News from the Lab

  • Congratulations to Stephen Strickland on the completion of his PhD Thesis!

  • Congratulations to Yuming Huang on the completion of his Master's Thesis!

  • Starting August 2015, Karen Daniels will be promoted to Professor of Physics. (May 2015)

  • Our recent paper was featured as a cover at Soft Matter (April 2015)

  • Congratulations to Rebekah Lee on being awarded 2nd Place for the poster she presented at the 2015 McCormick Symposium (April 2015)

  • Congratulations to Stephen Strickland on being awarded 1st place at the 2015 Graduate Research Symposium (March 2015)

  • Karen Daniels has been awarded the 2015 Equity for Women Award (March 2015)

  • Join us at the Lorentz Center in November 2015 to discuss current research on Capillarity of Soft Interfaces (February 2015)

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Meetings

Upcoming

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NCSU Image Processing Workshop 2013

Date: Friday, January 4, 2013

Location: Hill Library, 1st floor Learning Commons "Presentation Practice Room"

We are hosting a one-day workshop where grad students and postdocs can share their image-processing techniques with each other in an informal setting. Participants are invited to make a short (10 minute) presentation on an image-processing technique they use in their work, or an even shorter (5 minute) presentation on an image-processing problem they would like to solve.

To register, send an email to Karen Daniels with your name and lab group/affiliation. If you would like to make a presentation, also send a sample image that you process and a short title. Please state whether you wish to make a 10-minute "technique" talk or a 5-minute "unsolved problem" talk. Listeners are also welcome.

Draft Schedule

  • 9:30 Greetings & Introductions

  • 9:45 Short talks (bring either your own laptop or a USB drive)

    • Casey Burleyson (MEAS): Separating Cloud and Ocean Pixels in IR Brightness Temperature Images

    • Lindsay Hussey (MSE): Interfaces and Dislocations in TEM/STEM Images

    • Matthew Miller (MEAS): Detecting Drizzle from Space: Challenges in Conditional Classification, Coregistration, and Blob Detection

    • Carlos Ortiz (Physics): Using the Matlab-ImageJ Interface

    • Andrew Hall (MEAS): TBD

  • 11:00 Breakout groups on various themes (lines, particles, interfaces, tracking dynamics, etc)

Organizers

Sponsors

  • National Science Foundation: "Acoustic Probes of Granular States" (DMR-1206808, Daniels), "FRG: Collaborative Research: Dynamics of Thin Liquid Films: Mathematics and Experiments" (DMS-0968258, Daniels), "Collaborative Research: Intermittent and steady state processes in orographic precipitation" (ATM-0908420, Yuter)
  • Department of Energy: "Collaborative Research: Cloudiness Transitions in Marine Stratocumulus Clouds Near the Azores" (DE SC0006701, Yuter)
  • NASA: "The Global Characteristics of Marine Stratocumulus Clouds and Drizzle" (NNX11AE98G, Yuter)

Gallery of Images

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Thin Fluids Day 2010

Saturday, April 17, 2010

1108 SAS Hall, NC State University

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Thin Fluids Day 2011

Thursday, June 9, 2011

1102 SAS Hall, NC State University

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