Core Faculty

Stephen Davis

Stephen Davis

Walter P. Murphy Professor of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics

2145 Sheridan Road

Tech M440

Evanston, IL 60208-3109

(847) 491-5397
sdavis( at )northwestern.edu

Education

Ph.D. Mathematics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY

M.S. Mathematics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY

B.E.E. Electrical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY

Research Interests

Theoretical fluid mechanics; hydrodynamic stability and interfacial phenomena; material science; thin films and crystal growth; asymptotic and variational methods

Significant Recognition

  • National Academy Of Engineering
  • National Academy of Sciences
  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • ISI Highly Cited Researcher
  • G.I. Taylor Medal, Society Of Engineering Science 2001
  • Fluid Dynamics Prize, American Physical Society 1994

Selected Publications

  • Davis, Stephen H.; Davis, Michael J., “Droplet spreading: Theory and experiments”, Comptes Rendus Physique, (2013)
  • Kirkinis, E.; Davis, S.H., “Hydrodynamic theory of liquid slippage on a solid substrate near a moving contact line”, Physical Review Letters, (2013)
  • Blount, Maurice J.; Miksis, Michael J.; Davis, Stephen H., “The equilibria of vesicles adhered to substrates by short-ranged potentials”, Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, (2013)
  • Davis, Stephen H.; Schwalbach, Edwin J.; Voorhees, Peter W.; Warren, James A.; Wheeler, Daniel, “Stability and topological transformations of liquid droplets on vapor-liquid-solid nanowires”, Journal of Applied Physics, (2012)
  • Miksis, Michael J.; Davis, Stephen H.; Vogl, Christopher J., “Moving boundary problems governed by anomalous diffusion”, Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, (2012)
  • E. J. Schwalbach, S. H. Davis, P. W. Voorhees, J. A. Warren and D. Wheeler, “Stability and topological transformations of liquid droplets on vapor-liquid-solid nanowires”, Journal of Applied Physics, (2012)
  • P. S. Stewart and S. H. Davis, “Dynamics and stability of metallic foams: Network modeling”, Journal of Rheology, (2012)
  • M. J. Blount, M. J. Miksis and S. H. Davis, “Fluid flow beneath a semipermeable membrane during drying processes”, Physical Review E, (2012)
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