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Timothy J. Singler


Mechanical Engineering


Timothy Singler teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses in fluid mechanics, transport phenomena and engineering mathematics. His research interests are in physicochemical hydrodynamics and applied mathematics. He is presently conducting research in the areas of interfacial stability, wetting phenomena in metal/metal systems and equilibrium capillary surfaces. His interests also include fluid mechanical aspects of materials processing, including soldering and plasma etching processes. Singler was an NSF/NRC Research Associate at the Space Science Laboratory at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, as well as a senior research scientist at the Franklin Research Center of the Franklin Institute. He is an active member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the American Physical Society. Singler maintains the Physicochemical Hydrodynanics Lab.


  • BS, MS, PhD, University of Rochester

Research Interests

  • Fluid dynamics
  • high temperature capillarity
  • wetting
  • reactive wetting
  • physics of interfaces
  • functional materials