UNM Researchers Honored for Research Patents During Creative Awards

April 19, 2009

stc-awardsPeter Vorobieff, Andrea Mammoli and Larry Sklar were three of the UNM faculty researchers honored during the STC.UNM creative awards this week. The three were honored for their “Wavy Interface Mixer” patent. The invention provides the apparatus and methods for mixing samples in-line in a microfludic system.

Vorobieff, an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, is interested in nonlinear physics and fundamental fluid dynamics. He has extensive experience in designing, building and operating state-of-the-art experimental systems that provide insight into the physics of such phenomena as two-dimensional turbulence (relevant for modeling large scale processes in the atmosphere and in the oceans) and meandering flows of rivers and streams.

Mammoli is an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and is interested in high performance computing to simulate processes ranging from multi-phase flows to interactions of emerging energy technology with policy and regulation. Mammoli is the principal investigator on several renewable energy projects, including the renovation of the solar HVAC system in the mechanical engineering building.

Sklar is a Regents’ professor in the Department of Pathology and distinguished professor of Pharmacy. He is also associate director of basic research at the UNM Cancer Center and the principal investigator and director of the New Mexico Molecular Libraries Screen Center. His research interests include flow cytometry and cell adhesion.