Aycan Hacioglu

Aycan Hacioglu

Aycan Hacioglu

Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, University of Florida

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Bogazici University, 2011

Phone : (352) 870 – 3212
E-mail : ahacioglu@ufl.edu
Address: 227 Chemical Engineering Building, University of Florida, USA

Research Area: Oscillating flows and Faraday Instability

Oscillating flows have a transient characteristic, they can be obtained if a periodic pressure gradient is applied. Oscillating flows can be used to enhance heat and mass transfer and increase the efficiency of mixing in flow. Blood flow in a cardiovascular system is an example of oscillating flow. Oscillating flow can be observed in pistons too.

Faraday waves are standing nonlinear waves and Faraday instability can be encountered when a layer of liquid is observed in a vertically oscillating piston. When the vibration frequency exceeds a critical value, the surface becomes unstable and generates faraday waves. Instability can provide a way to mix non-mixing materials.