Research Themes

Environment Energy Manufacturing
Bubble-driven flux of sea salt & cloud condensation nuclei Enhancing oil recovery & carbon sequestration with wettability Cell damage from bubbles in bioreactors. Bubbles in molten glass.
Health Materials and coatings Forensics
Fluid mechanics of urological procedures. Pathogen transfer from aerosols. Mitigating biofouling with aeration and advanced coatings Fluid dynamics of spreading and drying human blood


Publication List

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  • McRae, O., Ramakrishnan, T. S., & Bird, J. C. (2022). Microscale heterogeneous pore occupancy with variable background resistance. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 608, 1919-1928. doi:10.1016/j.jcis.2021.10.029
  • Bird, J. C. (2022). Hot surfaces cooled by isolating steam from spray. Nature News and Views, 601, 509-510. doi:10.1038/d41586-022-00123-5


  • McRae, O., Oratis, A. T., & Bird, J. C. (2021). Viscous wrinkling of nonuniform sheets. Physical Review Fluids 6(11), 110506. doi:10.1103/PhysRevFluids.6.110506 [PDF]
  • Dubitsky, L., Menesses, M., Belden, J., & Bird, J. C. (2021). Using aeration to probe the flow characteristics associated with long-term marine macrofouling growth and suppression. Biofouling, 37(3), 289-298. doi:10.1080/08927014.2021.1900131 [PDF]
  • McRae, O., Mead, K. R, & Bird, J. C. (2021). Aerosol agitation: Quantifying the hydrodynamic stressors on particulates encapsulated in small droplets. Phys. Rev. Fluids, 6(3), L031601. doi:10.1103/PhysRevFluids.6.L031601 [PDF]


  • Oratis, A. T., Bush, J. W., Stone, H. A., & Bird, J. C. (2020). A new wrinkle on liquid sheets: Turning the mechanism of viscous bubble collapse upside down. Science, 369(6504). doi:10.1126/science.aba0593 [PDF]


  • Menesses, M., Roché, M., Royon, L., & Bird, J. C. (2019). Surfactant-free persistence of surface bubbles in a volatile liquid. Phys. Rev. Fluids, 4(10), 100506. doi:10.1103/PhysRevFluids.4.100506 [PDF]
  • Oratis A. T., & Bird J. C. (2019). Shooting Rubber Bands: Two Self-Similar Retractions for a Stretched Elastic Wedge. Phys. Rev. Lett., 122(1), 014102. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.122.014102
  • Shiri S., Martin K.F., & Bird J.C. (2019). Surface coatings including fingerprint residues can significantly alter the size and shape of bloodstains. Forensic Science International, 295, 189-198. doi:10.1016/j.forsciint.2018.12.008


  • Oratis A. T., Subasic J. J., Hernandez N., Bird J. C., & Eisner B. H. (2018). A simple fluid dynamic model of renal pelvis pressures during ureteroscopic kidney stone treatment. PLOS One, 13(11). doi:journal.pone.0208209 [PDF]
  • Shiri S., Murrizi A., & Bird J. C. (2018). Trapping a Hot Drop on a Superhydrophobic Surface with Rapid Condensation or Microtexture Melting. Micromachines, 9(11), 566. doi:10.3390/mi9110566 [PDF]
  • Brasz C. F., Berny A., & Bird, J. C. (2018). Threshold for discretely self-similar satellite drop formation from a retracting liquid cone. Phys. Rev. Fluids, 3(10), 104002. doi:10.1103/PhysRevFluids.3.104002 [PDF]
  • Brasz C. F., Bartlett C.T., Walls P. L. L., Flynn E. G., Yu Y. E., & Bird, J. C. (2018). Minimum size for the top jet drop from a bursting bubble. Phys. Rev. Fluids, 3(7), 074001. doi:10.1103/PhysRevFluids.3.074001 [PDF]


  • Oratis, A.T., Farmer, T.P., & Bird, J.C. (2017). Capillary induced twisting of Janus cylinders. Soft matter, 13(21) 7556-7561. doi:10.1039/C7SM01288H
  • Walls, P. L. L., McRae, O., Natarajan, V., Johnson, C., Antoniou, C., & Bird J. C. (2017). Quantifying the potential for bursting bubbles to damage suspended cells. Scientific Reports. doi:10.1038/s41598-017-14531-5
  • Menesses M, Belden J, Dickenson, N & Bird JC. (2017). Measuring a critical stress for continuous prevention of marine biofouling accumulation with aeration. Biofouling. 33(9), 703-711. doi:10.1080/08927014.2017.1359574 [PDF]
  • McRae O, Gaillard A, & Bird JC. (2017). Periodic jetting and monodisperse jet drops from oblique gas injection. Phys. Rev. E, 96,013112. doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.96.013112
  • Walls, P. L. L., & Bird, J. C. (2017). Enriching particles on a bubble through drainage: Measuring and modeling the concentration of microbial particles in a bubble film at rupture. Elem Sci Anth, 5. [PDF]
  • Shiri, S., & Bird, J. C. (2017). Heat exchange between a bouncing drop and a superhydrophobic substrate. J. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 114(27), 6930-6935. [PDF]



  • Walls, P. L. L., Henaux, L., & Bird, J. C. (2015). Jet drops from bursting bubbles: How gravity and viscosity couple to inhibit droplet production. Phys. Rev. E, 92(2), 021002. [PDF]
  • Farmer, T. P., & Bird, J. C. (2015). Asymmetric capillary bridges between contacting spheres. J. Colloid Interf. Sci, 454 (April), 192–199. [PDF]


  • Bartlett, C. T., Généro, G. A., & Bird, J. C. (2014). Coalescence and break-up of nearly inviscid conical droplets. J. Fluid Mech., 763, 369–385. [PDF]
  • Walls, P. L. L., Bird, J. C., & Bourouiba, L. (2014). Moving with Bubbles: A Review of the Interactions between Bubbles and the Microorganisms that Surround them. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 1–12. [PDF]

2013 and earlier:

  • J.C. Bird, R. Dhiman, H. Kwon, & K. K. Varanasi (2013). “Reducing contact time of a bouncing drop.” Nature. 503, 385-388. [PDF]
  • H. Kim, J.C. Bird, K. K. Varanasi (2013) “Increasing the Leidenfrost point using micro-nano hierarchical surface textures.” App. Phys. Lett. 103, 201601. [PDF]
  • N. Meskhidze, et al., (2013) “Production mechanisms, number concentration, size distribution, chemical composition and optical properties of sea spray aerosols” Atmos. Sci. Lett. 14 207-213. [PDF]
  • J.C. Bird, R. de Ruiter, L. Courbin, & H.A. Stone (2010) “Daughter bubble cascades produced by folding of ruptured thin films.” Nature. 465, 759-762. [PDF]
  • L. Courbin, J.C. Bird, M. Reyssat, and H.A. Stone (2009). “Dynamics of wetting: From inertial spreading to viscous imbibition.” J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 21 464127. [PDF]
  • A.C. Rowat, J.C. Bird, J.J. Agresti, O.J. Rando, and D.A. Weitz (2009). “Tracking lineages of cells in lines using a microfluidic device.” Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 106:18149-18154. [PDF]
  • J.C. Bird, W. D. Ristenpart, A. Belmonte, and H.A. Stone (2009). “Critical angle for electrically driven coalescence of two conical droplets.” Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 164502. [PDF]
  • W. D. Ristenpart, J.C. Bird, A. Belmonte, F. Dollar, and H.A. Stone (2009). “Non-coalescence of oppositely charged drops” Nature 461, 377-380. [PDF]
  • J.C. Bird, S.S.H. Tsai, and H.A. Stone (2009). “Inclined to splash: Triggering and inhibiting a splash with tangential velocity.” New J. Phys. 11, 063017. [IOP Select] [PDF]
  • L. Courbin, J.C. Bird, A. Belmonte, and H.A. Stone (2008). “”Black hole” nucleation in a splash of milk” Phys. Fluids 20, 091106. [Winning entry, 2008 Gallery of Fluid Motion] [PDF]
  • J.C. Bird, S. Mandre, and H.A. Stone (2008). “Short-time dynamics of partial wetting.” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 234501. [PDF]
  • L. Courbin, J.C. Bird, and H.A. Stone (2006). “Splash and anti-splash: Observation and design.” Chaos 16, 041102. [PDF]
  • M.J. Kim, M.J. Kim, J.C. Bird , J. Park, T.R. Powers, & K.S. Breuer (2004). “Particle Image Velocimetry Measurements on a Macro-scale Model for Bacterial Flagellar Bundling.” Exp. Fluids 37: 782-788. [PDF]
  • G. Han, K.J. Westin, J.C. Bird, Z. Cao, & K.S. Breuer (2004). “Infrared Diagonistics for Measuring Fluid and Solid Motion inside Microdevices.” Microscale Therm. Eng. 8: 169-182. [PDF]
  • M.J. Kim, J.C. Bird, A.J. VanParys, K.S. Breuer, & T.R. Powers (2003). “A macroscopic scale model of bacterial flagellar bundling.” Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 100: 15481-15485. [PDF]