Lou Kondic

Distinguished Professor, Mathematical Sciences

515A Cullimore Hall

About Me

Born in Zagreb, Croatia. Completed B.Sc. in Physics at University of Zagreb in 1989, and Ph.D in Physics at CCNY/CUNY, New York. At NJIT since 1999.

Education

Ph.D.; City University of New York; Physics; 1995

Awards & Honors

2017 Luis Federico Leloir Award, Secretariat for Science Technology and Innovation, Argentina

2017 Fellowship, American Physical Society

2013 Excellence in Research Award, CSLA/NJIT

2017 Fellowship, American Physical Society

2013 Excellence in Research Award, CSLA/NJIT

Website

2020 Fall Courses

MATH 790A - DOCT DISSERTATION & RES

MATH 715 - MATHEMATICAL FLUID DYNAMICS I

MATH 715 - MATHEMATICAL FLUID DYNAMICS I

Teaching Interests

Development of interdisciplinary curriculum for upper level undergraduate and graduate courses emphasizing hands-on experience for students; introduction of research into teaching.

Past Courses

MATH 111: CALCULUS I

MATH 112: CALCULUS II

MATH 337: LINEAR ALGEBRA - HONORS

MATH 450: METHODS OF APPLIED MATH

MATH 450: METHODS OF APPLIED MATH HONORS

MATH 450: METHODS OF APPLIED MATH-HONORS

MATH 451: HONORS- METHODS APPL MATH II

MATH 451: METHODS APPL MATH II

MATH 451: METHODS APPL MATH II - HONORS

MATH 599: TEACHING IN MATHEMATICS

MATH 614: NUMERICAL METHODS I

MATH 791: GRADUATE SEMINAR

MATH 112: CALCULUS II

MATH 337: LINEAR ALGEBRA - HONORS

MATH 450: METHODS OF APPLIED MATH

MATH 450: METHODS OF APPLIED MATH HONORS

MATH 450: METHODS OF APPLIED MATH-HONORS

MATH 451: HONORS- METHODS APPL MATH II

MATH 451: METHODS APPL MATH II

MATH 451: METHODS APPL MATH II - HONORS

MATH 599: TEACHING IN MATHEMATICS

MATH 614: NUMERICAL METHODS I

MATH 791: GRADUATE SEMINAR

Research Interests

Modeling: 1. Fluid Mechanics}: thin films; coating flows; liquid-solid interaction; micro and nano scale fluidics; multiphase problems including phase change;

2. Granular Matter: dense granular systems; effects of microstructure on macro properties; energy propagation.

Computing: Numerical solution of nonlinear ordinary and partial differential equations of

hyperbolic, parabolic and elliptic type; Molecular dynamics;

2. Granular Matter: dense granular systems; effects of microstructure on macro properties; energy propagation.

Computing: Numerical solution of nonlinear ordinary and partial differential equations of

hyperbolic, parabolic and elliptic type; Molecular dynamics;

In Progress

**Instabilities of fluid films on nanoscale**

**Liquid metal instabilities**

**Networks and topology of granular materials and suspensions**

**Nucleating and crystal growth of colloidal systems**

Journal Article

Signh, Abhinendra, & Gameiro, Marcio, & Kondic, Lou, & Mischaikow, Konstantin, & Morris, Jeffrey (2020). Interaction network analysis in shear thickening suspensions.

Sun, Yixuan, & Sanaei, Pejman, & Kondic, Lou, & Cummings, Linda (2020). Modeling and design optimization for pleated membrane filters.

Carlevaro, Manuel, & Kozlowski, Ryan, & Pugnaloni, Luis, & Zheng, Hu, & Socolar, Joshua, & Kondic, Lou (2020). Intruder ina two-dimensional granular system: Effects of dynamic and static basal friction on stick-slip and clogging dynamics.

Kondic, Lou, & Gonzalez, Alejandro, & Diez, Javier, & Fowlkes, Jason, & Rack, Philip (2019). Liquid-State Dewetting of Pulsed-Laser-Heated Nanoscale Metal Films and Other Geometries.

Batson, William, & Cummings, Linda, & Shirokoff, David, & Kondic, Lou (2019). Oscillatory instability of liquid ﬁlms nonlocally heated from below.

*Physical Review Fluids*,*5*, 034307.Sun, Yixuan, & Sanaei, Pejman, & Kondic, Lou, & Cummings, Linda (2020). Modeling and design optimization for pleated membrane filters.

*Physical Review Fluids*,*5*(4), 044306.Carlevaro, Manuel, & Kozlowski, Ryan, & Pugnaloni, Luis, & Zheng, Hu, & Socolar, Joshua, & Kondic, Lou (2020). Intruder ina two-dimensional granular system: Effects of dynamic and static basal friction on stick-slip and clogging dynamics.

*Physical Review E*,*101*, 012909.Kondic, Lou, & Gonzalez, Alejandro, & Diez, Javier, & Fowlkes, Jason, & Rack, Philip (2019). Liquid-State Dewetting of Pulsed-Laser-Heated Nanoscale Metal Films and Other Geometries.

*Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics*,*52*, 235-262.Batson, William, & Cummings, Linda, & Shirokoff, David, & Kondic, Lou (2019). Oscillatory instability of liquid ﬁlms nonlocally heated from below.

*Journal of Fluid Mechanics*,*872*, 928-962. SHOW MORE

Kondic, Lou (2019). Energy Propagation through dense granular systems.

Allaire, Ryan , & Dhakane, A., & Emery, R. , & Ganesh, P. , & Rack, P. , & Kondic, Lou, & Cummings, Linda, & Fuentes-Cabrera, M. (2019). Surface, Interface, and Temperature Effects on the Phase Separation and Nanoparticle Self Assembly of Bi-Metallic Ni0.5Ag0.5: A Molecular Dynamics Study.

Lam, Michael, & Cummings, Linda, & Kondic, Lou (2019). Computing dynamics of thin films via large-scale GPU-based simulations.

Barra, Valeria, & Afkhami , Shahriar, & Kondic, Lou (2019). Thin viscoelastic dewetting films of Jeffreys type subject to gravity and substrate interactions.

Lam, Michael, & Kondic, Lou (2018). Computing dynamics of thin films via large scale GPU-based simulations.

Kovalcinova, L. , & Karmakar, S., & Schaber, M., & Schuhmacher, A.-L., & DiMichiel, M. , & Brinkmann, M. , & Seemann, R. , & Kondic, Lou (2018). Energy dissipation in sheared wet granular assemblies.

Cuellar , Ingrith, & Ravazzoli, Pablo , & Diez, Javier , & Gonzalez, Alejandro , & Roberts, Nicolas , & Fowlkes, Jason , & Rack, Philip, & Kondic, Lou (2018). Self-assembly of a drop pattern from a two-dimensional grid of nanometric metallic filaments.

Mema, Ensela, & Kondic, Lou, & Cummings, Linda (2018). Director gliding in a nematic liquid crystal layer: Quantitative comparison with experiments.

Lam, Michael, & Cummings, Linda, & Kondic, Lou (2018). Stability of thin fluid films characterized by a complex form of effective disjoining pressure.

Joshua, Dijksman, & Kovalcinova, Lenka, & Ren, Jie, & Behringer, Robert, & Kramar, Miro, & Mischaikow, Konstantin, & Kondic, Lou (2018). Characterizing granular networks using topological metrics.

Tadanaga, Takahashi, & Clark, Abe, & Majmudar, Trush, & Kondic, Lou (2018). Granular response to impact: Topology of the force networks.

Seric, Ivana, & Afkhami , Shahriar, & Kondic, Lou (2018). Influence of thermal effects on stability of nanoscale films and filaments on thermally conductive substrates.

Seric, Ivana, & Afkhami , Shahriar, & Kondic, Lou (2017). Direct numerical simulation of variable surface tension flows using a Volume-of-Fluid method.

Hartnett, Christopher, & Seric, Ivana, & Mahady, Kyle, & Kondic, Lou, & Afkhami , Shahriar, & Fowlkes, Jason, & Rack, Philip (2017). Exploiting the Marangoni Effect to Initiate Instabilities and Direct the Assembly of Liquid Metal Filaments.

Kondic, Lou, & Kramar, Miroslav, & Kovalcinova, Lenka, & Mischaikow, Konstantin (2017). Evolution of force networks in dense granular systems close to jamming.

Font, Francesc, & Afkhami , Shahriar, & Kondic, Lou (2017). Substrate melting during laser heating of nanoscale metal films.

Mema, Ensela, & Kondic, Lou, & Cummings, Linda (2017). Effects of flexoelectricity and weak anchoring on a Freedericksz transition cell.

Afkhami , Shahriar, & Kondic, Lou (2016). Interfacial dynamics of thin viscoelastic films and drops.

Mahady, Kyle, & Afkhami , Shahriar, & Kondic, Lou (2016). A numerical approach for the direct computation of flows including fluid-solid interaction: modeling contact angle, film rupture, and dewetting.

Dong, Nanyi, & Kondic, Lou (2016). Instability of nanometric fluid films on a thermally conductive substrate.

Kovalcinova, Lenka, & Goullet, Arnaud, & Kondic, Lou (2016). Scaling properties of force networks for compressed particulate systems.

Pugnaloni, Luis, & Carlevaro, Manuel, & Kramar, Miroslav, & Mischaikow, Konstantin, & Kondic, Lou (2016). Structure of force networks in tapped particulate systems of disks and pentagons. I. Clusters and loops.

Kondic, Lou, & Kramar, Miroslav, & Pugnaloni, Luis, & Carlevaro, Manuel, & Mischaikow, Konstantin (2016). Structure of force networks in tapped particulate systems of disks and pentagons. II. Persistence Analysis.

Clark, Abraham, & Kondic, Lou, & Behringer, Robert (2016). Steady Flow Dynamics during Granular Impact.

Mema, Ensela, & Kondic, Lou, & Cummings, Linda (2015). Substrate induced gliding in a nematic liquid crystal layer.

Nesic, Svetozar, & Cuerno, Rodolfo, & Moro, Esteban, & Kondic, Lou (2015). Fully nonlinear dynamics of stochastic thin film dewetting.

Hartnett, C, & Mahady, K, & Fowlkes, J, & Afkhami , Shahriar, & Kondic, Lou, & Rack, P (2015). Instability of nano and microscale liquid metal filaments: Transition from single droplet collapse to multi-droplet breakup.

Anderson, Thomas, & Mema, Ensela, & Kondic, Lou, & Cummings, Linda (2015). Transitions in Poiseuille flow of nematic liquid crystal.

Afkhami , Shahriar, & Kondic, Lou (2015). On the influence of initial geometry on the evolution of liquid filaments.

Kovalcinova, Lenka, & Goullet, Arnaud, & Kondic, Lou (2015). Percolation and jamming transitions in particulate systems with and without cohesion.

Mort, P., & Michaels, J., & Behringer, R., & Campbell, C., & Kondic, Lou, & Kheiripour Langroudi, M., & Shattuck, M., & Tang, J., & Tardos, G., & Wassgren, C. (2015). Dense granular flow — A collaborative study.

Hein, Michael, & Afkhami , Shahriar, & Seemann, Ralf, & Kondic, Lou (2015). Capillary focusing close to a topographic step: Shape and instability of confined liquid filaments.

Mahady, Kyle, & Afkhami , Shahriar, & Kondic, Lou (2015). A volume of fluid method for simulating fluid/fluid interfaces in contact with solid boundaries.

Nesic, S, & Kondic, Lou, & Cuerno, R, & Moro, E (2015). Dynamics of thin fluid films controlled by thermal fluctuations.

Kondic, Lou, & Dong, N, & Wu, Y, & Fowlkes, J, & Rack, P (2015). Instabilities of nanoscale patterned metal films.

Clark, A, & Petersen, A, & Kondic, Lou, & Behringer, R (2015). Nonlinear Force Propagation During Granular Impact.

Kramar, Miroslav, & Goullet, Arnaud, & Kondic, Lou, & Mischaikow, Konstantin (2014). Evolution of force networks in dense particulate media.

Kramar, M, & Goullet, A, & Kondic, Lou, & Mischaikow, K (2014). Quantifying force networks in particulate systems.

Cummings, Linda, & Mema, Ensela, & Cai, Chenjing, & Kondic, Lou (2014). Electric field variations within a nematic liquid crystal layer.

Wu, Y., & Dong, N, & Fowlkes, J, & Kondic, Lou, & Vincenti, M, & de Ceglia, D, & Rack, P (2014). Directed Liquid Phase Assembly of Highly Ordered Metallic Nanoparticle Arrays.

Fowlkes, J, & Roberts, N, & Wu, Y, & Diez, J, & Gonzalez, A, & Hartnett, C, & Mahady, K, & Afkhami , Shahriar, & Kondic, Lou, & Rach, P (2014). Hierarchical nanoparticle ensembles synthesized by liquid phase directed self-assembly.

Kondic, Lou (2014). Simulations of Two Dimensional Hopper Flow.

Kramar, M, & Goullet, A, & Kondic, Lou, & Mischaikow, K (2013). Persistence of force networks in compressed granular media.

Mahady, Kyle, & Afkhami , Shahriar, & Diez, Javier, & Kondic, Lou (2013). Comparison of Navier-Stokes simulations with long-wave theory: study of wetting and dewetting.

Gonzalez, A, & Diez, J, & Kondic, Lou (2013). Stability of a liquid ring on a substrate.

Lin, Te-Sheng, & Cummings, Linda, & Archer, Andrew, & Kondic, Lou, & Thiele, Uwe (2013). Note on the hydrodynamic description of thin nematic films: strong anchoring model.

Cummings, Linda, & Cai, Chenjing, & Kondic, Lou (2013). Bifurcation properties of nematic liquid crystals exposed to an electric field: switchability, bistability & multistability.

Lin, Te-Sheng, & Kondic, Lou, & Thiele, Uwe, & Cummings, Linda (2013). Modelling spreading dynamics of liquid crystals in three spatial dimensions.

Afkhami , Shahriar, & Kondic, Lou (2013). Numerical simulation of ejected molten metal-nanoparticles liquefied by laser irradiation: Interplay of geometry and dewetting.

Roberts, Nicholas, & Fowlkes, Jason, & Mahady, Kyle, & Afkhami , Shahriar, & Kondic, Lou, & Rack, Philip (2013). Directed Assembly of One- and Two-Dimensional Nanoparticle Arrays from Pulsed Laser Induced Dewetting of Square Waveforms.

Cummings, Linda, & Cai, Chenjing, & Kondic, Lou (2013). Towards an optimal model for a bistable nematic liquid crystal display device.

Gonzalez, Alejandro, & Diez, Javier, & Wu, Yueying, & Fowlkes, Jason, & Rack, Philip, & Kondic, Lou (2013). Instability of liquid Cu films on a SiO2 substrate,.

Nguyen, T., & Fuentes-Cabrera, Miguel, & Diez, Javier, & Gonzalez, Alejandro, & Kondic, Lou, & Rack, Philip (2012). Competition between collapse and breakup in nanometer-sized thin rings using molecular dynamics and continuum modeling.

Clark, Abraham, & Kondic, Lou, & Behringer, Robert (2012). Particle Scale Dynamics in Granular Impact.

Fowlkes, Jason, & Kondic, Lou, & Diez, Javier, & Gonzalez, Alejandro, & Wu, Yueying, & Roberts, Nick, & McCold, Chris, & Rack, Philip (2012). Parallel Assembly of Particles and Wires on Substrates by Dictating Instability Evolution in Liquid Metal Films.

Diez, Javier , & Gonzalez, Alejandro , & Kondic, Lou (2012). Instability of a transverse liquid rivulet on an inclined plane.

Lin, Te-Sheng, & Kondic, Lou (2012). Thin hanging films with fronts: three dimensional flow.

Kondic, Lou, & Fang, Xiaoni (2012). Microstructure Evolution during Impact on Granular Matter.

Kondic, Lou, & Goullet, Arnaud (2012). Topology of force networks in compressed granular media.

Lin, Te-Sheng, & Kondic, Lou, & Cummings, Linda (2012). Defect modeling in spreading nematic droplets.

Fowlkes, Jason, & Kondic, Lou, & Diez, Javier, & Wu, Yueying, & Rack, Philip (2011). Self versus Directed assembly of Nanoparticles via Pulsed Laser Induced Dewetting of Patterned Metal Films.

Cummings, Linda, & Lin, Te-Sheng, & Kondic, Lou (2011). Modeling and simulations of the spreading and destabilization of small nematic droplets.

Murisic, Nebojsa, & Kondic, Lou (2011). On Evaporation of Sessile Drops With Moving Contact Lines.

Mukhopadhyay, Shomeek, & Murisic, Nebojsa, & Behringer, Robert, & Kondic, Lou (2011). Evolution of droplets of perfectly wetting liquid under the influence of the thermocapillary forces.

Wu, Yueying, & Fowlkes, Jason, & Rack, Philip, & Diez, Javier , & Kondic, Lou (2010). On the Breakup of Patterned Nanoscale Copper Rings into Droplets via Pulsed-Laser-Induced Dewetting: Competing Liquid-Phase Instability and Transport Mechanisms.

Rosato, Anthony, & Dybenko, Oleksandr, & Ratnaswamy, Vishagan, & Horntrop, David, & Kondic, Lou (2010). Microstructure Development in Tapped Granular Systems.

Lin, Te-Sheng, & Kondic, Lou (2010). Thin hanging films with fronts: two dimensional flow.

Diez, Javier, & Gonzalez, Alejandro, & Kondic, Lou (2009). Stability of finite-length rivulet under partial wetting conditions.

Diez, Javier, & Gonzalez, Alejandro, & Kondic, Lou (2009). On the breakup of fluid rivulets.

*Granular Matter*,*21*, 85.Allaire, Ryan , & Dhakane, A., & Emery, R. , & Ganesh, P. , & Rack, P. , & Kondic, Lou, & Cummings, Linda, & Fuentes-Cabrera, M. (2019). Surface, Interface, and Temperature Effects on the Phase Separation and Nanoparticle Self Assembly of Bi-Metallic Ni0.5Ag0.5: A Molecular Dynamics Study.

*Nanomaterials*,*9*, 1040.Lam, Michael, & Cummings, Linda, & Kondic, Lou (2019). Computing dynamics of thin films via large-scale GPU-based simulations.

*Journal of Computational Physics X*,*2*, 100001.Barra, Valeria, & Afkhami , Shahriar, & Kondic, Lou (2019). Thin viscoelastic dewetting films of Jeffreys type subject to gravity and substrate interactions.

*European Physics Journal E*,*42*, 12.Lam, Michael, & Kondic, Lou (2018). Computing dynamics of thin films via large scale GPU-based simulations.

*Journal of Computational Physics X*,*2*, 100001.Kovalcinova, L. , & Karmakar, S., & Schaber, M., & Schuhmacher, A.-L., & DiMichiel, M. , & Brinkmann, M. , & Seemann, R. , & Kondic, Lou (2018). Energy dissipation in sheared wet granular assemblies.

*Physical Review E*,*98*, 032905.Cuellar , Ingrith, & Ravazzoli, Pablo , & Diez, Javier , & Gonzalez, Alejandro , & Roberts, Nicolas , & Fowlkes, Jason , & Rack, Philip, & Kondic, Lou (2018). Self-assembly of a drop pattern from a two-dimensional grid of nanometric metallic filaments.

*Physical Review E*,*98*, 043101 1- 12.Mema, Ensela, & Kondic, Lou, & Cummings, Linda (2018). Director gliding in a nematic liquid crystal layer: Quantitative comparison with experiments.

*Physical Review E*,*97*(3), 032704.Lam, Michael, & Cummings, Linda, & Kondic, Lou (2018). Stability of thin fluid films characterized by a complex form of effective disjoining pressure.

*Journal of Fluid Mechanics*,*841*, 925-961.Joshua, Dijksman, & Kovalcinova, Lenka, & Ren, Jie, & Behringer, Robert, & Kramar, Miro, & Mischaikow, Konstantin, & Kondic, Lou (2018). Characterizing granular networks using topological metrics.

*Physical Review E*,*97*, 042903.Tadanaga, Takahashi, & Clark, Abe, & Majmudar, Trush, & Kondic, Lou (2018). Granular response to impact: Topology of the force networks.

*Physical Review E*,*97*, 042903.Seric, Ivana, & Afkhami , Shahriar, & Kondic, Lou (2018). Influence of thermal effects on stability of nanoscale films and filaments on thermally conductive substrates.

*Physics of Fluids*,*30*, 012109.Seric, Ivana, & Afkhami , Shahriar, & Kondic, Lou (2017). Direct numerical simulation of variable surface tension flows using a Volume-of-Fluid method.

*Journal of Computional Physics*,*352*(1), 615-636.Hartnett, Christopher, & Seric, Ivana, & Mahady, Kyle, & Kondic, Lou, & Afkhami , Shahriar, & Fowlkes, Jason, & Rack, Philip (2017). Exploiting the Marangoni Effect to Initiate Instabilities and Direct the Assembly of Liquid Metal Filaments.

*Langmuir*,*33*, 8123.Kondic, Lou, & Kramar, Miroslav, & Kovalcinova, Lenka, & Mischaikow, Konstantin (2017). Evolution of force networks in dense granular systems close to jamming.

*European Physical Journal Web of Conferences*,*140*, 15014.Font, Francesc, & Afkhami , Shahriar, & Kondic, Lou (2017). Substrate melting during laser heating of nanoscale metal films.

*Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer*,*113*, 237.Mema, Ensela, & Kondic, Lou, & Cummings, Linda (2017). Effects of flexoelectricity and weak anchoring on a Freedericksz transition cell.

*Physical Review E*,*95*, 012701.Afkhami , Shahriar, & Kondic, Lou (2016). Interfacial dynamics of thin viscoelastic films and drops.

*Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics*,*237*, 26-38.Mahady, Kyle, & Afkhami , Shahriar, & Kondic, Lou (2016). A numerical approach for the direct computation of flows including fluid-solid interaction: modeling contact angle, film rupture, and dewetting.

*Physics of Fluids*,*28*, 062002.Dong, Nanyi, & Kondic, Lou (2016). Instability of nanometric fluid films on a thermally conductive substrate.

*Physical Review Fluids*,*1*, 063901.Kovalcinova, Lenka, & Goullet, Arnaud, & Kondic, Lou (2016). Scaling properties of force networks for compressed particulate systems.

*Physical Review E*,*93*, 042903.Pugnaloni, Luis, & Carlevaro, Manuel, & Kramar, Miroslav, & Mischaikow, Konstantin, & Kondic, Lou (2016). Structure of force networks in tapped particulate systems of disks and pentagons. I. Clusters and loops.

*Physical Review E*,*93*, 062902.Kondic, Lou, & Kramar, Miroslav, & Pugnaloni, Luis, & Carlevaro, Manuel, & Mischaikow, Konstantin (2016). Structure of force networks in tapped particulate systems of disks and pentagons. II. Persistence Analysis.

*Physical Review E*,*93*, 062903.Clark, Abraham, & Kondic, Lou, & Behringer, Robert (2016). Steady Flow Dynamics during Granular Impact.

*Physical Review E*,*93*, 050901(R).Mema, Ensela, & Kondic, Lou, & Cummings, Linda (2015). Substrate induced gliding in a nematic liquid crystal layer.

*Physical Review E*,*92*(6), 062513.Nesic, Svetozar, & Cuerno, Rodolfo, & Moro, Esteban, & Kondic, Lou (2015). Fully nonlinear dynamics of stochastic thin film dewetting.

*Physical Review E*,*93*, 061002(R).Hartnett, C, & Mahady, K, & Fowlkes, J, & Afkhami , Shahriar, & Kondic, Lou, & Rack, P (2015). Instability of nano and microscale liquid metal filaments: Transition from single droplet collapse to multi-droplet breakup.

*Langmuir*,*31*, 13609-13617.Anderson, Thomas, & Mema, Ensela, & Kondic, Lou, & Cummings, Linda (2015). Transitions in Poiseuille flow of nematic liquid crystal.

*International Journal of Nonlinear Mechanics*,*75*, 15-21.Afkhami , Shahriar, & Kondic, Lou (2015). On the influence of initial geometry on the evolution of liquid filaments.

*Physics of Fluids*,*27*(9), 092104.Kovalcinova, Lenka, & Goullet, Arnaud, & Kondic, Lou (2015). Percolation and jamming transitions in particulate systems with and without cohesion.

*Physical Review E*,*92*, 032204.Mort, P., & Michaels, J., & Behringer, R., & Campbell, C., & Kondic, Lou, & Kheiripour Langroudi, M., & Shattuck, M., & Tang, J., & Tardos, G., & Wassgren, C. (2015). Dense granular flow — A collaborative study.

*Powder Technology*,*284*, 571.Hein, Michael, & Afkhami , Shahriar, & Seemann, Ralf, & Kondic, Lou (2015). Capillary focusing close to a topographic step: Shape and instability of confined liquid filaments.

*Microfluidics and Nanofluidics*,*18*(5-6), 911-917.Mahady, Kyle, & Afkhami , Shahriar, & Kondic, Lou (2015). A volume of fluid method for simulating fluid/fluid interfaces in contact with solid boundaries.

*Journal of Computational Physics*,*294*, 43–257.Nesic, S, & Kondic, Lou, & Cuerno, R, & Moro, E (2015). Dynamics of thin fluid films controlled by thermal fluctuations.

*E. Phys. J. Spec. Topics*,*224*, 379.Kondic, Lou, & Dong, N, & Wu, Y, & Fowlkes, J, & Rack, P (2015). Instabilities of nanoscale patterned metal films.

*E. Phys. J. Spec. Topics*,*224*, 369.Clark, A, & Petersen, A, & Kondic, Lou, & Behringer, R (2015). Nonlinear Force Propagation During Granular Impact.

*Phys. Rev. Lett.*,*114*, 144502.Kramar, Miroslav, & Goullet, Arnaud, & Kondic, Lou, & Mischaikow, Konstantin (2014). Evolution of force networks in dense particulate media.

*Physical Review E*,*90*, 052203.Kramar, M, & Goullet, A, & Kondic, Lou, & Mischaikow, K (2014). Quantifying force networks in particulate systems.

*Physica D*,*283*, 37.Cummings, Linda, & Mema, Ensela, & Cai, Chenjing, & Kondic, Lou (2014). Electric field variations within a nematic liquid crystal layer.

*Physical Review E*,*90*, 012503.Wu, Y., & Dong, N, & Fowlkes, J, & Kondic, Lou, & Vincenti, M, & de Ceglia, D, & Rack, P (2014). Directed Liquid Phase Assembly of Highly Ordered Metallic Nanoparticle Arrays.

*ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces*,*6*, 5836.Fowlkes, J, & Roberts, N, & Wu, Y, & Diez, J, & Gonzalez, A, & Hartnett, C, & Mahady, K, & Afkhami , Shahriar, & Kondic, Lou, & Rach, P (2014). Hierarchical nanoparticle ensembles synthesized by liquid phase directed self-assembly.

*Nano Letters*,*14*, 774.Kondic, Lou (2014). Simulations of Two Dimensional Hopper Flow.

*Granular Matter*,*16*, 235.Kramar, M, & Goullet, A, & Kondic, Lou, & Mischaikow, K (2013). Persistence of force networks in compressed granular media.

*Phys. Rev. E*,*87*, 042207.Mahady, Kyle, & Afkhami , Shahriar, & Diez, Javier, & Kondic, Lou (2013). Comparison of Navier-Stokes simulations with long-wave theory: study of wetting and dewetting.

*Physics of Fluids*,*25*(12), 17 pages.Gonzalez, A, & Diez, J, & Kondic, Lou (2013). Stability of a liquid ring on a substrate.

*J. Fluid Mechanics*,*718*, 4450.Lin, Te-Sheng, & Cummings, Linda, & Archer, Andrew, & Kondic, Lou, & Thiele, Uwe (2013). Note on the hydrodynamic description of thin nematic films: strong anchoring model.

*Physics of Fluids*,*25*(8), 082102.Cummings, Linda, & Cai, Chenjing, & Kondic, Lou (2013). Bifurcation properties of nematic liquid crystals exposed to an electric field: switchability, bistability & multistability.

*Physical Review E*,*88*, 012509.Lin, Te-Sheng, & Kondic, Lou, & Thiele, Uwe, & Cummings, Linda (2013). Modelling spreading dynamics of liquid crystals in three spatial dimensions.

*Journal of Fluid Mechanics*,*729*, 214-230.Afkhami , Shahriar, & Kondic, Lou (2013). Numerical simulation of ejected molten metal-nanoparticles liquefied by laser irradiation: Interplay of geometry and dewetting.

*Physical Review Letters*,*111*(3), 034501 (5 pages).Roberts, Nicholas, & Fowlkes, Jason, & Mahady, Kyle, & Afkhami , Shahriar, & Kondic, Lou, & Rack, Philip (2013). Directed Assembly of One- and Two-Dimensional Nanoparticle Arrays from Pulsed Laser Induced Dewetting of Square Waveforms.

*ACS Applied materials & Interfaces*,*5*, 4450-4456.Cummings, Linda, & Cai, Chenjing, & Kondic, Lou (2013). Towards an optimal model for a bistable nematic liquid crystal display device.

*Journal of Engineering Mathematics*,*80*(1), 21-38.Gonzalez, Alejandro, & Diez, Javier, & Wu, Yueying, & Fowlkes, Jason, & Rack, Philip, & Kondic, Lou (2013). Instability of liquid Cu films on a SiO2 substrate,.

*Langmuir*,*29*, 9378.Nguyen, T., & Fuentes-Cabrera, Miguel, & Diez, Javier, & Gonzalez, Alejandro, & Kondic, Lou, & Rack, Philip (2012). Competition between collapse and breakup in nanometer-sized thin rings using molecular dynamics and continuum modeling.

*Langmuir*,*28*, 13960.Clark, Abraham, & Kondic, Lou, & Behringer, Robert (2012). Particle Scale Dynamics in Granular Impact.

*Physical Review Letters*,*109*, 238302.Fowlkes, Jason, & Kondic, Lou, & Diez, Javier, & Gonzalez, Alejandro, & Wu, Yueying, & Roberts, Nick, & McCold, Chris, & Rack, Philip (2012). Parallel Assembly of Particles and Wires on Substrates by Dictating Instability Evolution in Liquid Metal Films.

*Nanoscale*,*4*, 7376.Diez, Javier , & Gonzalez, Alejandro , & Kondic, Lou (2012). Instability of a transverse liquid rivulet on an inclined plane.

*Physics of Fluids*,*24*, 032104.Lin, Te-Sheng, & Kondic, Lou (2012). Thin hanging films with fronts: three dimensional flow.

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