Andrew Szeri

Andrew Szeri


ICD.D, Ph.D., M.S. (Cornell), B.S. (Pittsburgh)


Research Interests

  • Fluid dynamics, nonlinear dynamics, computational neuroscience


Former Ph.D. Students & Post-docs (alphabetical order)

  • Prof. Michael L. Calvisi (2000-2006, AS&T). “Shape stability and violent collapse of microbubbles interacting with acoustic waves and shocks“. Now an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. Lately, Prof. Calvisi has won an NSF Career Award.
  • Dr. Russell Cole (2003-2008, co-advised with Prof. Savas). Now a Specialist at the University of California, San Francisco.
  • Dr. Vera Dadok (2008-2014). “Probabilistic approaches for tracking physiological states in the cortex through sleep and seizures“. Now at Quantcast, San Francisco.
  • Prof. Veronica Eliasson (Visiting student from KTH, Stockholm) Now an Associate Professor at the University of California, San Diego.
  • Dr. Spencer Frank (2012-2017). “Modeling the Acute Effects of Exercise on Insulin-Glucose Dynamics”.
  • Dr. Claire Funke (2012-2018). “Mass Transfer Phenomena and Pharmacokinetics in Topical Delivery of anti-HIV Microbicides”.
  • Prof. Marios M. Fyrillas (1992-95). “Dissolution or growth of soluble spherical oscillating bubbles“. Now an Associate Professor at Frederick University Cyprus.
  • Dr. Jonathan Iloreta (2002-2007). “Interactions of shock waves with material interfaces in lithotripsy and inertial confinement fusion“. Now a Research Scientist at Timbre Technologies, Inc., Santa Clara.
  • Dr. Abdulrahman Jbaily (2012-2017). “Respiratory Mechanics and Gas Exchange: The Effect of Surfactants”. Now a postdoctoral researcher at Harvard University.
  • Prof. Eva Kanso (1997-2003, Ph.D. was co-advised with Prof. Papadopoulos, post-doc co-advised with Prof. Pisano). “Impact of a pseudo-rigid ball on a rigid foundation“. Now an Associate Professor at the University of Southern California.  Lately, Prof. Kanso has won an NSF Career Award.
  • Prof. Mark Kramer (2001-2005, AS&T). “Nonlinear dynamics and neural systems: synchronization and modeling“. National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow & Berkeley Fellow. Now an Associate Professor at Boston University. Lately, Dr. Kramer has won a Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award at the Scientific Interface.
  • Prof. Hao Lin (1997-2001). “Gas dynamics and shape stability of violently collapsing bubbles“. Now an Associate Professor at Rutgers University. Lately, Prof. Lin has won an NSF Career Award, and a PECASE Award.
  • Dr. Olgert Lindau (post-doc). Feodor Lynen Research Fellow. Now at SAP, Walldorf, Germany.
  • Prof. Beth Lopour. (2004-2009). “Sleep dynamics and seizure control in a mesoscale cortical model”. Formerly a U.C. Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow at the David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA. Now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, Irvine.
  • Dr. Siew-Wan Ohl (post-doc, 2009-2010). Now a research scientist at Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg.
  • Dr. Su Chan Park (2003-2009). “Fluid mechanics of delivery of a non-Newtonian anti-HIV microbicide”, Now at LG, Korea.
  • Dr. Steven Pemberton (1997-2002, co-advised with Prof. Petersen of Nuclear Engineering). “Thick liquid protection in inertial fusion power plants“. Now in a career research position at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
  • Dr. Anil Reddy (1996-2001). “The nonlinear dynamics of microbubble contrast agents used in medical ultrasound“. Now at Seagate Technology, Minneapolis.
  • Dr. Brian Spears (2000-2004). National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellow. “Nonlinear dynamics of quasi-periodically driven oscillators: knotted torus attractors and their bifurcations “. Now a Physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
  • Dr. James A. Stack (2001-2006, also MPP). “An experimental investigation of the vortex wakes of hovering and descending rotors“. Now a Utility Resource Planner with the City of Palo Alto Utilities.
  • Dr. Ryan L. Stefan (1993-1997). “Bubble-induced mixing and surfactant transport near a free surface “. Now at SAIC, San Diego.
  • Dr. Prashanth Selvaraj (2011-2015). “Optogenetic stimulation, and control or promotion of epileptiform activity, in a mean field model of the human cortex“. Now a research scientist at the Institute of Disease Modeling, Seattle.
  • Prof. Brian Storey (1997-2000). “Fundamental aspects of cavitation physics in sonoluminescence and sonochemistry“. Now a Professor at Olin College of Engineering.
  • Prof. Savas Tasoglu (2009-2011). “Transport phenomena and pharmacokinetics of anti-HIV microbicide drug delivery“. Now an Assistant Professor at the University of Connecticut.
  • Dr. Jean Toilliez (2004-2008). “Coupled radial and translational responses of microbubbles subject to ultrasound driving within a biomedical framework “. Now an Ocean and Coastal Engineer for Ben C. Gerwick, Inc., Member of the COWI Group in San Francisco.
  • Prof. Stéphane Verguet (2003-2008). “Transport phenomena in microfluidics and microbicide drug delivery systems“. Now an Assistant Professor at Harvard University.
  • Dr. Vi Q. Vuong (1993-1997). “Single-bubble sonoluminescence and the diffusive transport of heat and mass“. Now at Timbre Technologies, Santa Clara.
  • Prof. Hope L. Weiss (2006-2012). “Mechanical damage from cavitation in high intensity focused ultrasound accelerated thrombolysis“. Now an Assistant Professor at California State University Fullerton.


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