Chicago Materials Research Center


Faculty Supervisor: W. Irivine

This facility creates the capability of measuring 3D velocity vectors and flow fields in fluids and granular gases at state-of-the art resolutions both in time (100μs) and space (50μm). Tools include an LaVision flow acquisition system with variable-rate pulsed laser or LED source and four synchronized high-resolution high-speed cameras (Vison Research VEO640S). Flow reconstruction algorithms include 3D tomographic Particle Image Velocimetry and the Particle Tracking Velocimetry “Shake-the-Box” Lagrangian method to achieving highly accurate tracking at fast processing speeds.


Policy Committee

  • Stuart Rowan (chair)
  • Aashish Clerk
  • Juan de Pablo
  • Margaret Gardel
  • Heinrich Jaeger
  • Ka Yee C. Lee
  • Jiwoong Park
  • Sidney Nagel
  • Vincenzo Vitelli

External Advisory Committee

  • Kate Stebe (University of Pennsylvania, chair)
  • Nick Abbott (Cornell University)
  • Asem Abdulahad (Xavier University of Louisiana)
  • George Crabtree (Argonne National Laboratory)
  • Bryan Boudouris ( Purdue University)
  • Melissa Hines (Cornell University)
  • Peko Hosoi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • Chevy Humphrey (Museum of Science and Industry)
  • Rudy J. Wojtecki (IBM–Almaden)
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