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 an NSF postdoctoral fellow at MIT.Office: 3-237BEmail: kthood @ mit.edu
Sept 2016: I am starting as a NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellow at MIT this fall.
June 2016: My latest paper "Direct Measurement of Particle Inertial Migration in Rectangular Microchannels" has been accepted by Lab on a Chip [link].
May 2016: I just defended my PhD thesis [pdf].
Matlab code for the inertial lift force on a particle in a square channel and for rectangular channel with aspect ratio two available on github.
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]
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.