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Yufei Wei

Contact Information
Email yufeiwei@umich.edu
Office 020 NCRC, Biointerfaces Institute
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
B.S. Chemical Engineering, Tianjin University, China, 2014 
Current Research

My research seeks to enhance the rheological modeling of thixotropic fluids and provide deeper insights into the physical mechanism of thixotropy. Thixotropy is widely seen in many complex fluids, such as blood, waxy crude oil, food materials, colloidal suspensions etc. The defining feature of thixotropy is a reversible time dependence of the viscosity that is slower than any viscoelastic time scale. Thixotropy is believed to origin from the flow-induced reversible time-dependent structural change.