# McLaughlin, Richard M

Professor

Phillips Hall 320

919-962-9816

rmm@email.unc.edu

Website

## Research Interests

Experimental, theoretical, and computational fluid dynamics, random phenomena, and stochastic partial differential equations

## Professional Background

B.S Mathematics, the University of Arizona 1989; PhD Applied and Computational Mathematics, Princeton University, 1994; Wylie Instructor/NSF Postdoc, University of Utah, 1994-1996; Assistant Professor, University of Utah 1996-1998; Associate Professor, University of North Carolina, 1998-2004; Full Professor, UNC, 2004-present; Chair of Mathematics, 2013-2023

## Research Synopsis

## Representative Publications

*Enhanced Diffusivity and Skewness of a Diffusing Tracer in the Presence of an Oscillating Wall*

Lingyun Ding, Robert Hunt, Richard M. McLaughlin, and Hunter Woodie,

Research in the Mathematical Sciences, L. Ding et al. Res Math Sci, 2021, 8:34, 2021

*Persisting Asymmetry in the Probability Distribution Function for a Random Advectionâ€“Diffusion Equation in Impermeable Channels*

Roberto Camassa, Lingyun Ding, Zeliha Kilic, Richard M. McLaughlin,

Physica D, R. Camassa, L. Ding, Z. Kilic et al., Physica D 425, 2021, 132930, 2021

*A First-Principle Mechanism for Particulate Aggregation and Self-Assembly in Stratified Fluids*

R .Camassa, D. Harris, R. Hunt, Z. Kilic, and R. M. McLaughlin,

Nature Communications, 10, 5804, 2019

*How Boundaries Shape Chemical Delivery in Microfluidics*

M. Aminian, F. Bernardi, R. Camassa, R Harris, and R. M. McLaughlin,

Science, 354, 6317, 1252-1256, 2016

*Squaring the Circle: Geometric Skewness and Symmetry Breaking for Passive Scalar Transport in Ducts and Pipes*

M. Aminian, F. Bernardi, R. Camassa, and R. M. McLaughlin,

Physical Review Letters, 115, 154503, 2015