Dr. Daniel Tam


Fluid Mechanics

Research Areas:

Fluid Mechanics,  Fluid-Structure Interactions, Biophysics, Biolocomotion, Soft-Matter Physics, Applied Mathematics, Numerical Methods.

Curriculum Vitae:

2012 - Present : Assistant Professor, Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering
2008 - 2012 : Instructor of Applied Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Mathematics
2004 - 2008 : PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Hatsopoulos Microfluids Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering


2014 - 2015 : Advanced Fluid Dynamics (TU Delft)
2013 - 2015 : Transport Phenomena in microfluids (TU Delft)
2010 - 2011 : Introduction to Numerical Analysis (MIT)
2010 - 2011 : Undergraduate Seminar in Physical Applied Mathematics (MIT)
2008 - 2012 : Multivariable Calculus (MIT)


"Hydrodynamics versus Intracellular Coupling in Synchronization of Eukaryotic Flagella"
G. Quaranta, M.E. Aubin-Tam, D. Tam, Phys. Rev. Lett., accepted 2015

"Flexibility increases lift for passive fluttering wings"
D. Tam, J.Fluid Mech., 765, R2, 2015

"Flagellar Waveform Dynamics of Freely Swimming Algal Cells"
H. Kurtuldu, D. Tam, A.E. Hosoi, K.A. Johnson and J.P. Gollub, Phys. Rev. E, 88, 013015, 2013

"Optimal kinematics and morphologies for spermatozoa"
D. Tam, A.E. Hosoi, Phys. Rev. E, 83, 045303, 2011

"Optimal feeding and swimming gaits of biflagellated organisms"
D. Tam, A.E. Hosoi, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 108(3):1001-1006, 2011

"Tumbling dynamics of passive flexible wings"
D. Tam, J.W.M. Bush, M. Robitaille, A. Kudrolli, Phys. Rev. Lett., 104 (18), 2010

"Marangoni convection in droplets on ultrahydrophobic surfaces"
D. Tam, V. von Armin, G. Mckinley, A.E. Hosoi, J. Fluid Mech., 624:101-123, 2009

"Tam and Hosoi Reply"
D. Tam, A.E. Hosoi, Phys. Rev. Lett., 100(2), 2008

"Optimal stroke patterns for Purcell's three-link swimmer"
D. Tam, A.E. Hosoi, Phys. Rev. Lett., 98(6), 2007

"An algorithm for modeling the interaction of a flexible rod with a two-dimensional high-speed flow"
D. Tam, R. Samtaney, R. Radovitzky, Int. J. Numer. Meth. Eng., 64(8): 1057-1077, 2005

"An extension of the ghost fluid method for coupling fluids with thin open structures"
D. Tam, R. Radovitzky, Proceedings of the 45th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS conference, Paper No AIAA-2004-2024, 2004


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