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William Ristenpart

Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering
Website: http://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/ristenpart/

Research

Dr. Ristenpart is the director of the UC Davis Coffee Center, and co-instructor of “The Design of Coffee.” His research is in complex fluids, with an emphasis on using advanced high-speed video techniques to extract quantitative measurements from complicated phenomena. His group strives to answer fundamental scientific questions about a variety of systems where the transport behavior is paramount. Recent topics include: electrocoalescence of charged droplets, shear-induced deformation of red blood cells, and electrically-induced aggregation of food colloids.