Bloen Metzger

Bloen Metzger

Bloen Metzger

Ph.D., 2006, IUSTI-CNRS

CNRS Researcher

Phone : 334 9110 6889
E-mail : bloen.metzger@polytech.univ-mrs.fr
Address : Laboratoire TREFLE (Site ENSCPB),
16  av. Pey-Berland 33607 Pessac Cedex , France
Website: http://iusti.polytech.univ-mrs.fr/~metzger/

Research Description:  My research is mainly concerned with particulate suspensions at low Reynolds number. I’m interested in the fluctuations that arise from the particle/particle interactions and their effect on the transport of heat or mass in sheared suspensions.  The experimental methods involve index and density matching, fluorescence, particle image velocimetry, particle tracking. Applications are in the field of “nano-fluids ” and the project generally contributes to elaborating strategies to control heat flux.

PIRE Project Description:  I have been collaborating with J. E. Butler from University of Florida for several years. Our goal in this project is to provide a better understanding of the nature of the close particle interaction in sheared suspensions through specifically designed experiments carried out in France and numerical simulations performed at the Chem. Eng. Dep. Of Universisity of Florida.