Co-director, Laboratory for Complex and Non-Newtonian Fluid Flow
Office: CHBE 209
Dynamics of Complex Fluids, Multiphase and Interfacial Fluid Mechanics, Cell and Tissue Mechanics
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA, 1995, Ph.D.
Peking University, Beijing, China, 1988, M.Sc.
Peking University, Beijing, China, 1985, B.Sc.
Research interests + projects
Our group carries out research in three broad areas: mechanics of biological cells and tissues, interfacial fluid dynamics, and mechanics and rheology of complex fluids. Our work has an interdisciplinary flavor, crosscutting applied mathematics, cell biology, soft-matter physics and chemical and biomedical engineering. I advise graduate students in the departments of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Mathematics, and I am part of the Biomedical Engineering Program and a member of the Math Biology group. Our methodology involves numerical simulations and experiments. Computational work uses local clusters as well as the WestGrid. Much of the experimental work is done at the Laboratory for Complex and Non-Newtonian Fluid Flow.
Awards and honours
Canada Research Chair – II , 2014
NSF Career Award , 2004
Scholarly and professional activities + affiliations
Physical Biology 2020
Selected publications + presentations
Xu, Z., Yue, P. & Feng, J. J., Poroelastic modeling reveals the cooperation between two mechanisms for albuminuria. J. R. Soc. Interface 20, 20220634 (2023), https://doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2022.0634
Feng, J. J. & Hedtrich, S., A similarity scaling approach for organ-on-chip devices. Lab Chip 22, 3663-3667 (2022), https://doi.org/10.1039/D2LC00641C
Loudet, J.-C., Choudhury, A., Qiu, M. & Feng, J. J., Particle trapped at the isotropic-nematic liquid crystal interface: Elasto-capillary phenomena and drag forces. Phys. Rev. E 105, 044607 (2022), https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.105.044607
Arefi, S. M. A., Yang, C. W. T., Sin, D. D. & Feng, J. J., A mechanical test of the tenertaxis hypothesis for leukocyte diapedesis. Eur. Phys. J. E 44, 93 (2021), https://doi.org/10.1140/epje/s10189-021-00096-9
Durney, C. H. & Feng, J. J., A three-dimensional vertex model for Drosophila salivary gland invagination. Phys. Biol. 18, 046005 (2021), https://doi.org/10.1088/1478-3975/abfa69