Dr. R. Valery Roy

Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Delaware
304 Spencer Lab
Newark, DE 19716

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Executive Summary

Ingénieur Ecole Centrale de Paris, Ecole Centrale des Arts et Manufactures, Paris, 1984
Ph.D., M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Rice University, 1989
Assistant Professor, University of Delaware, 1989-present.

Key Publications

Schwartz, LW, Roy, RV, Eley, RR, Petrash, S, "Dewetting patterns in a drying liquid film," Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 234, 363-374 (2001).

Eres, MH, Schwartz, LW, Roy, RV, "Fingering phenomena for driven coating films," Physics of Fluids, 12, 1278 – 1295 (2000).

Roy RV, Schwartz LW, "On the stability of liquid ridges," Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 391, 293-318 (1999).

Roy RV, Grilli ST, "Probabilistic analysis of flow in random porous media by stochastic boundary elements," Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, 19, 239-255 (1997).

Roy, RV, "Averaging method for strongly nonlinear oscillators with periodic excitations," International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, 29, 737-753 (1994).

Research Areas

Clean Energy
Modeling & fabrication of nano-engineered fuel cell electrodes, Optimal multiscale design of systems for electrochemical conversion, Optimal control.

Design Science
Optimal shape and topological design of engineering systems with application in fluid/structures.

Dynamics and Control Theory
Rigid body mechanics, vibration and nonlinear dynamics.

Fluid Mechanics
Thin film flows, flow in porous media, interfacial mechanics.

Fuel cells & batteries: design, fabrication, and optimal control.

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