Office Location: | 029A Physics Bldg |

Office Phone: | (919) 660 2871 |

Email Address: | |

Web Page: | http://www.math.duke.edu/~smolka |

**Office Hours:**- T 4:00-5:30 p.m., W 4-5 p.m., and by appt.

**Education:**- Penn State University, Ph.D., Mathematics, 2002 Penn State University, M.A., Mathematics, 1997 Princeton University, B.S.E., Civil Engineering, 1989

**Research Interests:***Fluid Mechanics, Mathematical Modeling, Applied Mathematics*Modeling and analysis of free surface flows of Newtonian and viscoelastic fluids. Effects of inhomogeneities in a chemical reaction-diffusion system.

**Recent Publications**- L. B. Smolka, A. Belmonte, D. M. Henderson, T. P. Witelski,
*Exact solution for the extensional flow of a viscoelastic filament*, European Journal of Applied Mathematics (November, Submitted, 2003) [abs] - L. B. Smolka and A. Belmonte,
*Drop pinch-off and filament dynamics of wormlike micellar fluids*, J. Non-Newtonian Fluid Mech., vol. 115 (2003), pp. 1-25 [abs] - L.B. Smolka and A. Belmonte,
*Bead Formation Along a Thinning Viscoelastic Filament*, Rheologica Acta (Submitted, 0) - L. B. Smolka and A. Belmonte,
*Effects of salt on filament dynamics during drop pinch-off in xanthan gum solutions*, Phys. Fluids (Submitted, 0) [abs] - D.M. Henderson, H. Segur, L. B. Smolka, and M. Wadati,
*The motion of a falling liquid filament*, Phys. Fluids 12, 550-565 (2000) [abs]

- L. B. Smolka, A. Belmonte, D. M. Henderson, T. P. Witelski,