Howard A. Stone

Howard A. Stone
Donald R. Dixon ’69 and Elizabeth W. Dixon Professor
Ph.D., California Institute of Technology (Chemical Engineering)
D328 Engineering Quadrangle
Faculty Assistant
Deanna Spoth
(609) 258-6109

Research Area(s)

Fluid Mechanics

Short Bio

Professor Howard A. Stone received the Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of California at Davis in 1982 and the PhD in Chemical Engineering from Caltech in 1988. Following a postdoctoral year in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge, in 1989 Howard joined the faculty of the (now) School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University, where he eventually became the Vicky Joseph Professor of Engineering and Applied Mathematics. In 1994 he received both the Joseph R. Levenson Memorial Award and the Phi Beta Kappa teaching Prize, which are the only two teaching awards given to faculty in Harvard College. In 2000 he was named a Harvard College Professor for his contributions to undergraduate education. In July 2009 Howard moved to Princeton University where he is Donald R. Dixon ’69 and Elizabeth W. Dixon Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Professor Stone's research interests are in fluid dynamics, especially as they arise in research and applications at the interface of engineering, chemistry, physics, and biology.  In particular, he and his group  developed original research directions in microfluidics including studies and applications involving bubbles and droplets, red blood cells, bacteria, chemical kinetics, etc. He received the NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award, is a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), and is past Chair of the Division of Fluid Dynamics of the APS. For ten years he served as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Fluid Mechanics, and is currently on the editorial or advisory boards of New Journal of Physics, Physics of Fluids (until 31 December 2015), Langmuir, (until  31 December 2015), Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Soft Matter, and is co-editor the (new) Soft Matter Book Series.  He is the first recipient of the G.K. Batchelor Prize in Fluid Dynamics, which was awarded in August 2008. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2009, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2011 and the National Academy of Sciences in 2014.

Selected Publications

  • Z. Zheng, S. Shin and H. A. Stone, "Converging gravity currents over a permeable substrate," Journal of Fluid Mechanics, doi:10.1017/jfm.2015.406 (2015)

  • J. T. Ault, K. K. Chen and H. A. Stone, "Downstream decay of fully developed Dean flow," Journal of Fluid Mechanics, doi:10.1017/jfm.2015.353 (2015)

  • O. S. Pak, Y. N. Young, G. R. Marple, S. Veerapaneni and H. A. Stone, "Gating of a mechanosensitive channel due to cellular flows," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, doi:10.1073/pnas.1512152112 (2015)

  • I. Jacobi, J. S. Wexler and H. A. Stone, "Overflow cascades in liquid-infused substrates," Physics of Fluids, doi:10.1063/1.4927538 (2015)

  • A. Tokarev, O. Trotsenko, I. M. Griffiths, H. A. Stone and S. Minko, "Magnetospinning of Nano- and Microfibers," Advanced Materials, doi:10.1002/adma.201500374 (2015)

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