Andrew M. Fiore, Ph.D.

Engineer

Dr. Andrew Fiore is an Engineer at Veryst Engineering.  Dr. Fiore’s expertise is in chemical engineering and high-performance computing and advanced algorithms to simulate complex physical phenomena, with a specific focus on fluid mechanics and complex fluids such as protein or polymer suspensions, gels, pastes, and other highly viscous materials.  His research has combined physical intuition and detailed mathematical analysis to develop fast and accurate simulations of colloidal and soft materials, directed at studying multi-scale phenomena and the dynamics of structured fluids and particulate flows where the particle and fluid motion are coupled.  Such materials are relevant in a wide range of industries including food processing, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics.  The simulation tools developed by Dr. Fiore have been employed by others in studies as diverse as the rheology of concentrated antibody suspensions, electrohydrodynamic instabilities in charged suspensions, and dynamics of viscoelastic materials under flow.  Dr. Fiore’s experience also includes empirical model development to describe macroscopic phenomena using microscale information.

Education

Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019

B.S., Chemical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2013

Publications

"Fast Stokesian Dynamics,” Submitted for publication to Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 2019 (with J.W. Swan).

"On the viscosity of adhesive hard sphere dispersions: Critical scaling and the role of rigid contacts,” Journal of Rheology, Vol. 63, pp. 229-245, 2019 (with G. Wang and J.W. Swan).

"From hindered to promoted settling in dispersions of attractive colloids: Simulation, modeling, and application to macromolecular characterization,” Physical Review Fluids, Vol. 3, pp. 063302, 2018 (with G. Wang and J.W. Swan).

"Rapid sampling of stochastic displacements in Brownian dynamics simulations with stresslet constraints,” Journal of Chemical Physics, Vol. 148, pp. 044114, 2018 (with J.W. Swan). 

"Rapid sampling of stochastic displacements in Brownian dynamics simulations,” Journal of Chemical Physics, Vol. 146, pp. 124116, 2016 (with F. Balboa-Usabiaga, A. Donev, and J.W. Swan). 

"Trimethylamine N-Oxide (TMAO) and tert-Butyl Alcohol (TBA) at hydrophobic interfaces: Insights from molecular dynamics simulations,” Langmuir, Vol. 29, pp. 8017-8024, 2013 (with V. Venkateshwaran and S. Garde).

Presentations and Published Abstracts

"From Hindered to Promoted Settling in Dispersions of Attractive Colloids: Simulation, Modeling, and Application to Macromolecular Characterization,” 92nd American Chemical Society Colloid & Surface Science Symposium, 2018 (with G. Wang and J.W. Swan). 

"Rapid Sampling of Stochastic Displacements in Brownian Dynamics Simulations with Stresslet Constraints,” AIChE Annual Meeting, 2017 (with J.W. Swan). 

"Rapid Sampling of Stochastic Displacements in Brownian Dynamics Simulations with Stresslet Constraints,” 91st American Chemical Society Colloid & Surface Science Symposium, 2017 (with J.W. Swan).

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