|2010 -||NSF Postdoctoral Fellow,
Department of Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Sponsor: John Bush
|2010||PhD in Engineering
Science, School of
Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Advisor: Howard A. Stone
Dissertation: “Capillary dynamics of drops and bubbles: splashing, wetting, electrocoalescence, inverse coarsening, and thin films.”
|2006||MS in Applied Mathematics, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA|
|2005||MEngSci (by research)
in Coastal Engineering, James Cook University,
Advisors: Tom Hardy, Craig Steinberg (Australian Institute of Marine Science)
Masters Thesis: “Modelling Sub-Reef Scale Temperature for use in Coral Bleaching Prediction.”
|2003||ScB in Mechanical
Engineering, Brown University, Providence, RI
magna cum laude with Honors, Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi
Advisors: Kenny Breuer, Tom Powers
Honors Thesis: “Macroscale Modeling and Characterization of Bacterial Flagellar Bundling.”
PUBLICATIONS [Listed by project area]
R. de Ruiter, L. Courbin, H. A. Stone (2010). "Daughter bubble cascades
produced by folding of ruptured thin films." Nature 465, 759-762.
(Press coverage in NPR Science Friday (radio and video), New York Times, BBC, Boston Globe, Museum of Science (Podcast), Physics World, Wired Science, The Why Files, New Scientist, LiveScience, among many others;
Highlighted in Physics Today/ Back Scatter, Discovery Channel Canada, National Geographic for Kids Israel).
L. Courbin, J.C. Bird, M. Reyssat, and H.A. Stone (2009). "Dynamics of wetting: From inertial spreading to viscous imbibition." J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 21 464127. [IOP Select]
A.C. Rowat, J.C. Bird, J.J. Agresti, O.J. Rando, and D.A. Weitz (2009). "Tracking lineages of cells in lines using a microfluidic device." Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 106:18149-18154.
J.C. Bird, W. D. Ristenpart, A. Belmonte, and H.A. Stone (2009). "Critical angle for the coalescence of two oppositely charged conical fluid droplets in an external electric field." Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 164502. [PDF]
W. D. Ristenpart, J.C. Bird, A.
Belmonte, F. Dollar, and H.A. Stone (2009). "Non-coalescence of
oppositely charged drops" Nature 461,
(Press coverage in HarvardScience, New Scientist, ScienceNOW, Physics World, Physics Today, among many others)
J.C. Bird, S.S.H. Tsai, and H.A. Stone (2009). "Inclined to splash: Triggering and inhibiting a splash with tangential velocity." New J. Phys. 11, 063017. [IOP Select] [PDF]
L. Courbin, J.C. Bird, A. Belmonte, and H.A. Stone (2008). ""Black hole" nucleation in a splash of milk" Phys. Fluids 20, 091106. [PDF] (Winning entry, 2008 Gallery of Fluid Motion)
J.C. Bird, S. Mandre, and H.A. Stone (2008). "Short-time dynamic of partial wetting." Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 234501. [PDF]
L. Courbin, J.C. Bird, and H.A. Stone (2006). "Splash and anti-splash: Observation and design." Chaos 16, 041102. [Poster Prize] [PDF]
M.J. Kim, M.J. Kim, J.C. Bird , J. Park, T.R. Powers, & K.S. Breuer (2004). "Particle Image Velocimetry Measurements on a Macro-scale Model for Bacterial Flagellar Bundling." Exp. Fluids 37: 782-788.
G. Han, K.J. Westin, J.C. Bird, Z. Cao, & K.S. Breuer (2004). "Infrared Diagonistics for Measuring Fluid and Solid Motion inside Microdevices." Microscale Therm. Eng. 8: 169-182.
M.J. Kim, J.C. Bird, A.J. VanParys, K.S. Breuer, & T.R. Powers (2003). "A macroscopic scale model of bacterial flagellar bundling." Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 100: 15481-15485.
M.J. Kim, M.J. Kim, J.C. Bird, J. Park, T.R. Powers, & K.S. Breuer "Macro-scale PIV Experiments on Bacterial Flagellar Bundling”. PIV ’03 Paper 0085. Proceedings, 5th International Symposium on PIV, Busan, Korea. Sep, 2003.
G. Han, J.C. Bird, K.J. Westin, & K.S. Breuer, “Infrared Diagnostics for the measurement of fluid and solid motion inside MEMS”. Proceedings of the IEEE Workshop on Solid State Sensors and Actuators, Hilton Head, SC. June 2002.
K.S. Breuer, J.C. Bird, G. Han & K.J. Westin, “Infrared Diagnostics for the Measurement of Fluid and Solid Motion in Micromachined Devices”. Proceedings, ASME Symposium on Microfluidics. New York, NY. November 2001.
J.C. Bird, C.R. Steinberg, R. Brinkman, and F. McAllister, (2004). Scott Reef: The Physical Environment 2003-2004. A report for Joint Venture Partners of WA 33-P (Woodside Energy Operator). Australian Institute of Marine Science. 65 p.
AWARDS AND HONORS
|2010-2012||NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship in Mathematical Sciences|
|2010||Non-stipendiary Tizard Junior Research Fellowship (declined), Churchill College, University of Cambridge|
|2006-2008||IGERT Interdisciplinary Graduate Education and Research Training Fellowship, Harvard University|
|2006||Selected to attend Boulder Condensed Matter Summer School, University of Colorado, Boulder|
|2005-2006||Courtlandt S. Gross Memorial Scholarship - Harvard University|
|2004, 2005, 2006||NSF Graduate Research Fellowship - Honorable Mention|
Oceanography Prize for best student oral presentation
related to Oceanography.
Australian Marine Science Association Annual Meeting. Tasmania, Australia.
to research coral bleaching in Australia for one year
|2003||Domenico A. Ionata
Engineering Prize, Brown University
for "demonstrated creativity and self-initiative in research"
|2003||Maurice R. Seguin
Research Grant, Brown Univeristy
to fund research over January term
|2002||Research at Brown Grant,
to present work at national conference
and Research Assistant Fellowship, Brown University
Merit-based award for senior thesis research
|2002||WHOI Summer Student
Fellowship, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
|Journal of Fluid Mechanics|
|Physics of Fluids|
|American Physical Society|
|Drop coalescence and wetting: new observations and theory|
|Schlumberger-Doll Research Center, Cambridge, MA. May 2010.|
|The fluid dynamics of conical drops and bursting bubbles|
|MMEC Seminar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. February 2010.|
|Mechanical Engineering, Boston University, Boston, MA. January 2010.|
|Naval Underwater Warfare Center, Newport, RI. December 2009.|
|Department of Engineering, Brown University, Providence, RI. October 2009.|
|Dynamics of thin curved films|
|International Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Edinburgh, UK. July 2009.|
"A critical angle for the electrocoalescence of conical droplets." Contributing Talk, American Physical Society - Division of Fluid Dynamics 62th Annual Meeting. Minneapolis, MN. November 2009.
"Folding films, inverse coarsening, and the bubble-bursting cascade." Contributing Talk, American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting. Nashville, TN. November 2009.
"The short-time dynamics of partial wetting." Contributing Talk, American Physical Society - Division of Fluid Dynamics 61th Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX. November 2008.
"Inverse coarsening and the bubble bursting cascade." Contributing Talk, American Physical Society - Division of Fluid Dynamics 60th Annual Meeting. Salt Lake City, UT. November 2007.
"Drop Impact on Dry, Moving Surfaces." Contributing Talk, American Physical Society - Division of Fluid Dynamics 59th Annual Meeting. Tampa, FL. November 2006.
"Modeling Reef Hydrodynamics to Predict Coral Bleaching." Contributing Talk, American Physical Society - Division of Fluid Dynamics 58th Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. November 2005.
"Modeling Sub-Reef Scale Thermodynamics to Predict Coral
A case study at Scott Reef, WA". Contributing Talk, Australian Marine
Science Association Annual Meeting. Tasmania, Australia. July 2004.
"Modeling Sub-Reef Scale Thermodynamics at Scott Reef, Western
Australia to Predict Coral Bleaching". Contributing Talk, 10th
International Coral Reef Symposium, Okinawa, Japan. June 2004.
"Macroscale experiments on bacterial flagellar bundling".
Contributing Talk, American Physical Society - Division of Fluid
Dynamics 55th Annual Meeting. Dallas, TX. November 2002.
J.C. Bird and H.A. Stone "Liquid acrobatics." American Physical Society - Division of Fluid Dynamics 61th Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX. November 2008.
J.C. Bird and H.A. Stone "An unusual fluid jet from a two-phase drop impacting a surface." American Physical Society - Division of Fluid Dynamics 59th Annual Meeting. Tampa, FL. November 2006.
J.C. Bird, D. Quere, J. Bush, H.A. Stone "Drop impact on a rotating disk: wetting, levitating, and bouncing." American Physical Society - Division of Fluid Dynamics 59th Annual Meeting. Tampa, FL. November 2006.
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
|Fall 2007||AP 225 Introduction to Soft Matter Physics - Graduate Level (Prof. Manoharan)|
|Spring 2006||ES 123 Introduction to Fluid Mechanics - Undergraduate Level (Prof. Stone, Dr. Alben)|
ADVISING AND RESIDENTIAL EXPERIENCEHarvard University, Cambridge, MA
Resident Tutor, Eliot House, Fall
· RA for 50 upperclassmen / year: help with rooming conflicts, eating concerns, maintain order.
Eliot House Sophomore Advisor,
· Primary academic advisor for 10 sophomores concentrating in the Sciences.
Eliot House Head Fellowships Advisor, Fall 2006-Spring 2008
· Responsible for writing house endorsement letters, editing fellowship applications, interview preparation
· 1 successful Rhodes applicant, 2 successful Fulbright applicants, internal Harvard fellowship winners
Nonresident Tutor, Leverett House,
Fall 2005-Spring 2006
· Provided tutoring in Math and Engineering.
· Sophomore advisor for 4 Engineering students.
Ballroom Dance / Sailing, Windsurfing, and Scuba Diving (Rescue Diver Certification) / Composing music and vocal percussion.