I am an applied mathematician interested in mathematical modeling in physics and biology. In particular, I am interested in fluid mechanics when the Reynolds number is approximately one. Currently I am studying particle migration in inertial microfluidic devices. I am also interested in laminar flow around hairs.

I am an NSF postdoctoral fellow at MIT.

Office: 3-237B

Email: kthood @ mit.edu

Jan 2018: *This spring I am teaching 2.087 Engineering Math and ODEs. The course website is on Stellar.*

Nov 2017: *I am presenting at DFD in Denver, "Biomimetic model systems of rigid hair beds: Part I - Theory."*

July 2017: *New paper submitted to the arXiv: "Pairwise interactions in inertially-driven one-dimensional microfluidic crystals" with M. Roper.*

Matlab code for the inertial lift force on a particle in rectangular channels with aspect ratios AR = 1, 2, 4, 8, and 9 available on github.

Mathematica code for computing Lamb's solution external to a sphere also available on github.

K. Hood* and M. Roper. "Pairwise interactions in inertially-driven one-dimensional microfluidic crystals" submitted July 2017. [arXiv]

K. Hood*, S. Kahkeshani, D. Di Carlo, M. Roper. *"Direct Measurement of Particle Inertial Migration in Rectangular Microchannels"*. Lab on a Chip, 16(15): pp. 2840-2850, 2016, DOI: 10.1039/c6lc00314a. [pdf]

K. Hood*, S. Lee, M. Roper. *"Inertial migration of a rigid sphere in three-dimensional Poiseuille flow"*. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 765: pp. 311-340, 2015. [pdf]

L. De Pillis, K. Hood*, E. J. Graham, Y. Ma, A. Radunskaya, and J. Simons.* "Injury-initiated clot formation under flow: a mathematical model with warfarin treatment"*. In Applications of Dynamical Systems in Biology and Medicine, volume 158 of The IMA Volumes in Mathematics and its Applications, pp. 75-98. Springer New York, 2015.

K. A. Okoudjou, R. Strichartz, and E. K. Tuley*. *"Orthogonal Polynomials on the Sierpinski gasket"*. Constructive Approximation, 37(3): pp. 311-340, 2013. [arXiv] [OP on SG website ]

G. Kutyniok, K. A. Okoudjou, F. Phillip, E. K. Tuley*. *"Scalable Frames"*. Linear Algebra and its Applicaitons", 438(5): pp. 2225-2238, 2013. [arXiv]

PhD thesis: K. Hood. "*Theory of Inertial Focusing in Inertial Microfluidic Devices*," 2016 [pdf].

TeamPeko group meetings for Spring 2018 will be Wednesdays at 8:30am in the HML Conference room. Schedule below:

Feb 21 - Alice

Feb 28 - Sarah

Mar 7 - no meeting

Mar 14 - no meeting

Mar 21 - Will

Mar 28 - Spring Break

Apr4 - Kaitlyn

Apr 11 - Youzhi

Apr 18 - no meeting

Apr 25 - Juncal

May 2 - Samar

May 9 - Alice

May 16 - Josh

At MIT, I was the instructor for 2.087 - Engineering Math and ODEs (2 half-semesters).

At UCLA, I was a TA for PIC 10A - Introduction to Programming C++ (3 quarters), MATH 164 - Optimization (2 quarters), and MATH 33B - Differential Equations.