Mr Chico Rocha

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I'm a PhD student at the School of Maths and Manchester Centre for Nonlinear Dynamics under supervision of Prof. Nico Gray and Dr. Chris Johnson. We have been investigating the underlying physics of dense granular avalanches, flows widely observed in geophysical events and in industrial processes, combining theory, numerical simulations and experiments. More specifically, I've been studying flows where solid- and liquid-like behaviours of the granular media are observed simutaneously, leading to special patterns, such as granular self-channelisation. In a more genreal scope, I'm interested in the pattern formation associated with nonlinear systems.  

Areas of expertise

  • QC Physics - Granular flows, pattern formation, hydrodynamic instabilities , Applied Mathematics

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2014 - Master of Physics, Manipulation of hydrodynamic instabilities via a curvature-dependent surface tension, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (2012 - 2014)
  • 2011 - Bachelor of Science Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (2007 - 2011)

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