Jeff Morris

Professor and Director, Levich Institute

Main Affiliation

Chemical Engineering

Additional Departments/Affiliated Programs

Levich Institute


Steinman Hall







Professor Jeff Morris

Jeff Morris


Georgia Institute of Technology, BS,1989  

California Institute of Technology, MS, 1991  

California Institute of Technology, PhD, 1996

Courses Taught

Suspension mechanics, colloidal suspensions, fluid mechanics and multiphase flow, rheology.

Research Interests

These are in the properties and dynamics of flowing mixtures, with goal of developing a dynamic materials science. A major focus has been to carry scientific understanding of nonequilibrium microstructure and rheology in sheared suspensions to engineering applications through flow modeling.


Under review or in press (preprints available):  

P. Karanjkar, J. W. Lee & J. F. Morris 2010 Calorimetric investigation of cyclopentane hydrate formation in an emulsion. Submitted to Chem. Eng. Science. S. D. Kulkarni, J. F. Morris & B. Metzger 2009 Particle pressure induced self-filtration in concentrated suspensions. Submitted to Phys. Rev. Lett.  


G. Metcalfe , D. Lester, A. Ord, P. M. Kulkarni, M. Trefry, B. Hobbs, K. Regenaur-Lieb & J. F. Morris 2009 Partially open porous media flow towards visualization of velocity, concentration, and deformation fields. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 368, 217-230.  

R. M. Miller, J. P. B. Singh & J. F. Morris 2008 Suspension flow modeling for general geometries. Chem. Eng. Sci. 64, 4597-4610. 

M. Hameed & J. F. Morris 2008 Breakup of a liquid jet containing solid particles: A singularity approach. SIAM J. Appl. Math. 70, 885-900.

J. F. Morris 2009 A review of microstructure in concentrated suspensions and its implications for rheology and bulk flow. Rheol. Acta. 48, 909.

M. Jenni, L. Schimmer, R. Zauner, J. Stampfl & J. F. Morris 2008 Quantitative study of powder binder separation of feedstocks. Powd. Injection Moulding Intl 2, 50. 

A. Deboeuf, G. Gauthier, J. Martin, Y. Yurkovetsky & J. F. Morris 2009 Particle pressure: A bridge from osmosis to granular dilatancy. Phys Rev Lett. 102, 108301. 

J.-P. Matas, J. F. Morris & E. Guazzelli 2009 Lateral force on a rigid sphere in large-inertia laminar pipe flow. J. Fluid Mech. 621, 59-67. 

S. D. Kulkarni & J. F. Morris 2009 Ordering transition and structural evolution under shear in Brownian suspensions. J. Rheol. 53, 417-439.

X. Ye, T. Ganley, J. F. Morris, N. Tonmukayakul & M. A. Parker 2009 Uniaxial compression of dense granular materials: stress distribution and permeability. J. Petroleum Sci. & Eng. 65, 193–207. 

P. M. Kulkarni & J. F. Morris 2008 Suspension properties at finite Reynolds number from simulated shear flow. Phys. Fluids 20, 040602. 

Y. Yan, J. F. Morris & J. A. Koplik 2007 Hydrodynamic interaction of two particles in confined linear shear flow at finite Reynolds number. Phys. Fluids 19, 113305.

P. M. Kulkarni & J. F. Morris 2008 Pair-sphere trajectories in finite Reynolds number shear flow. J. Fluid Mech. 596, 413-435. 

D. Kittipoomwong, D. J. Klingenberg, Y. M. Shkel, J. F. Morris & J. C. Ulicny 2008 Transient behavior of electrorheological fluids in shear flow. J. Rheol. 52, 225-241. 

Y. Yurkovetsky & J. F. Morris 2008 Particle pressure in a sheared Brownian suspension. J. Rheol. 52, 141-164 

H. Dong, W.W. Carr, D.G. Bucknall, & J.F. Morris 2007 Temporally-resolved inkjet drop impaction on surfaces. AIChE J. 53, 2606-2617. 

H. M. Wyss, D. L. Blair, J. F. Morris, H. A. Stone, and D. A. Weitz. 2006 Mechanism for clogging of microchannels. Phys. Rev. E 74, 061402. 

A. Leshansky, J. F. Morris & J. F. Brady 2008 Collective diffusion in a sheared colloidal dispersion. J. Fluid Mech. 597, 305—341. 

D. Semwogerere, J. F. Morris, & E. R. Weeks 2007 Development of particle migration in pressure–driven flow of a Brownian suspension. J. Fluid Mech. 581, 437–451. R. J. Furbank & J. F. Morris 2007 Pendant drop thread dynamics and pinch-off in particle-laden liquids. Int. J. Multiphase Flow 33, 448-468.