Dynamics of fluid–solid systems with chemical, mechanical and thermodynamic interactions between phases.

  • Applications to geophysical systems.
  • Pattern formation in two-phase systems. Fluid focusing and localization. Shear and reactive instability in partially molten materials.
  • Volcanism at the boundaries of tectonic plates. Reactive flow of magma and hydrous fluids through the mantle. Geochemical predictions and comparison with geochemical observations.
  • The integration of large-scale computation, analytical theory and laboratory fluid dynamics experiments.
Richard Katz

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