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Joseph Katz

Johns Hopkins University

Department of Mechanical Engineering

223 Latrobe Hall
3400 North Charles St.
Baltimore , MD  21218  

katz@jhu.edu

Project List:

Dispersion Research on Oil: Physics and Plankton Studies II (DROPPS II)

Year 5-7 Consortia Grants (RFP-IV)Role: Co-Principal Investigator, Task Lead, Task Co-Lead, Task Co-Lead

Dispersion Research on Oil: Physics and Plankton Studies (DROPPS)

Year 2-4 Consortia Grants (RFP-I)Role: Co-Principal Investigator, Task Lead, Task Lead, Task Co-Lead, Task Data Contact

Publications & Presentations:

Journal Articles - 4

In Press/Early Release

Li, C., Miller, J., Wang, J., Koley, S. S., & Katz, J. (In-Press). Size Distribution and Dispersion of Droplets Generated by Impingement of Breaking Waves on Oil Slicks. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, .

2017

Zhao, L., Boufadel, M. C., Katz, J., Haspel, G., Lee, K., King, T., et al. (2017). A new mechanism of sediment attachment to oil in turbulent flows: Projectile particles. Environ. Sci. Technol., 51(19), 11020–11028.

2016

Murphy, D. W., Xue, X., Sampath, K., & Katz, J. (2016). Crude oil jets in crossflow: Effects of dispersant concentration on plume behavior: CRUDE OIL JETS IN CROSSFLOW. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 121(6), 4264–4281.

2015

Murphy, D. W., Li, C., dAlbignac, V., Morra, D., & Katz, J. (2015). Splash behaviour and oily marine aerosol production by raindrops impacting oil slicks. J. Fluid Mech., 780, 536–577.

Conference Presentations - 41

2017

Afshar-Mohajer, N., Li, C., Rule, A., Katz, J., & Koehler, K. (2017). Emissions from Crude Oil- and Crude Oil-Dispersant Contaminated Seawaters due to Breaking Waves. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17.
Afshar-Mohajer, N., Li, C., Rule, A., Katz, J., & Koehler, K. (2017). Particle and Gas Emission Characterization from Crude Oil and Crude Oil-dispersant Contaminated Seawaters due to Breaking Waves. In International Oil Spill Conference 2017. Long Beach, CA : 05/15/17-05/18/17: Poster.
Afshar-Mohajer, N., Sampath, K., Rule, A. M., Katz, J., & Koehler, K. (2017). Aerosol Emission from Crude Oil and Crude Oil-Dispersant Contaminated Seawaters due to Bubble Bursting. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17: Poster.
Li, C., & Katz, J. (2017). Measurements of Droplet Size Distribution Generated by Breaking Waves Acting on an Oil Slick. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17: Poster.
Murphy, D., Afshar-Mohajer, N., Rule, A., Sidhaye, R., Koehler, K., & Katz, J. (2017). Development and Testing of an in vitro Exposure and Microscopy System for Studying the Effect of Oily Marine Aerosol on Human Lungs. In International Oil Spill Conference 2017. Long Beach, CA : 05/15/17-05/18/17: Poster.
Wei, Z., Dalrymple, R. A., Li, C., & Katz, J. (2017). Numerical Investigation of chaotic behavior of breaking waves. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17: Poster.
Xue, X., & Katz, J. (2017). Index-matched simultaneous laser induced-fluorescence and particle image velocimetry measurement of oil jet fragmentation. In The 12th International Symposium on Particle Image Velocimetry (ISPIV 2017). Busan, Korea : 06/19/17-06/21/17.
Xue, X., & Katz, J. (2017). Refractive index matched visualization and particle image velocimetry measurements of initial breakup of turbulent oil jet. In International Oil Spill Conference 2017. Long Beach, CA : 05/15/17-05/18/17: Poster.
Xue, X., & Katz, J. (2017). Refractive Index?matched Turbulent Immiscible Buoyant Oil Jet Breakup in Water. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17.
Zhao, L., Boufadel, M. C., Katz, J., King, T., Robinson, B., Rodrick, D., et al. (2017). Oil particle interactions: Theory, experiments, and numerical modeling. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17: Poster.

2016

A-Mohajer, N., Koehler, K., Rule, A., Li, C., & Katz, J. (2016). Impacts of Waves on Particulate and Gaseous Emissions from Oil and Oil-Dispersant Contaminated Sea Waters. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16.
Ghandour, M., Abdillahi, M., Murphy, D., Katz, J., & Coutier-Delgosha, O. (2016). Direct Numerical Simulations of Oil Plumes in Water and Raindrops Impacting Oil Slicks. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16: poster.
Katz, J. (2016). Processes and Considerations Associated with Aerosolized Oil. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16.
Li, C., & Katz, J. (2016). High Resolution Measurement of Droplet Size Distribution Resulting from Breaking Waves impacting on Oil Slick. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16: poster.
Li, C., Miller, J., & Katz, J. (2016). Subsurface Droplet Size Distribution generated as breaking waves entrain an oil slick. In 69th Annual Meeting of The American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics. Portland, OR : 11/20/16-11/22/16.
Murphy, D., Xue, X., & Katz, J. (2016). Turbulent Crude Oil Plumes in Crossflow: Effect of Counter-rotating Vortex Pair Structures on Oil Residence in Plume. In 9th International Conference on Multiphase Flow (ICMF 2016). Firenze, Italy : 05/22/16-05/27/16.
Murphy, D. W., Li, C., d'Albignac, V., Morra, D., & Katz, J. (2016). Production of Oily Marine Aerosol by Raindrop Splashing. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16: poster.
Wei, Z., Dalrymple, R. A., Li, C., & Katz, J. (2016). Simulation of Oil Dispersion under Breaking Waves. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16.
Wei, Z., Shi, H., Li, C., Katz, J., Dalrymple, R. A., & Bilotta, G. (2016). Behavior of oil under breaking waves by a two-phase SPH model. In Spheric 2016. Garching, Germany : 06/13/16-06/16/16.
Xue, X., & Katz, J. (2016). Experimental study on immiscible jet breakup using refractive index matched oil-water pair. In 69th Annual Meeting of The American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics. Portland, OR : 11/20/16-11/22/16.
Xue, X., Murphy, D. W., Sampath, K., & Katz, J. (2016). Turbulent Crude Oil Plumes in Crossflow: Effect of Vortex Structures on Oil Residence in Plume. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16.

2015

Li, C., & Katz, J. (2015). Droplet size distributions resulting from entrainment of surface oil slicks by breaking waves. In 68th Annual Meeting of the APS Divison of Fluid Dynamics. Boston, MA : 11/22/15-11/24/15.
Li, C., Ericksen, W., Rodbell, E., & Katz, J. (2015). Experimental investigation on effects of dispersant on breakup of an oil slick under breaking waves. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15: Poster.
Murphy, D., Li, C., & Katz, J. (2015). Oily Marine Aerosol Production by Raindrop Splashing. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15.
Murphy, D., Xue, X., & Katz, J. (2015). Turbulent crude oil jets in crossflow. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15.
Murphy, D. W., Li, C., d'Albignac, V., Morra, D., & Katz, J. (2015). High Weber Number Impacts onto Immiscible Oil Layers: Splash Behavior and Droplet Sizes. In Droplets 2015. Enschede, Netherlands : 10/06/15-10/08/15.
Murphy, D. W., Li, C., d'Albignac, V., Morra, D., & Katz, J. (2015). Turbulent crude oil jets in crossflow: holographic measurements of droplet size distributions. In 68th Annual Meeting of the APS Divison of Fluid Dynamics. Boston, MA : 11/22/15-11/24/15.
Xue, X., Murphy, D. W., & Katz, J. (2015). Droplet impact onto an immiscible floating oil layer: splash behavior and droplet sizes. In 68th Annual Meeting of the APS Divison of Fluid Dynamics. Boston, MA : 11/22/15-11/24/15.

2014

Li, C., & Katz, J. (2014). Experimental investigation of two oil dispersion pathways by breaking waves. In 67th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics. San Francisco, CA : 11/23/2014-11/25/2014.
Li, C., Hosler, A., & Katz, J. (2014). Experimental investigation of generation of oil-seawater aerosol by breaking waves. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14.
Morra, D., Almashaan, N., Murphy, D., & Katz, J. (2014). Impact of small raindrops on crude oil slicks. In 67th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics. San Francisco, CA : 11/23/2014-11/25/2014.
Murphy, D., Li, C., & Katz, J. (2014). High speed drop impact on floating oil layers: splash behavior and oily marine aerosol production. In 67th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics. San Francisco, CA : 11/23/2014-11/25/2014.
Murphy, D. W., & Katz, J. (2014). The effect of chemical dispersant on the behavior of crude oil plumes in crossflow. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2014. Honolulu, HI : 02/23/14-02/28/14.
Murphy, D. W., & Katz, J. (2014). The effect of chemical dispersants and crossflow on turbulent crude oil jets. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14.
Murphy, D. W., Li, C., & Katz, J. (2014). Oily marine aerosol production at the air-sea interface. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14.

2013

Katz, J., & Gopalan, B. (2013). Settling and diffusion of droplets and particles in turbulent flows. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.
Katz, J., Murphy, D. W., & Morra, D. (2013). Large scale behavior and droplet size distributions in crude oil jets and plumes. In American Physical Society 66th Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics. Pittsburg, PA , 11/24/2013-11/26/2013.
Li, C., Hosler, A., & Katz, J. (2013). Breakup of an oil slick mixed with dispersant by breaking waves. In American Physical Society 66th Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics. Pittsburg, PA , 11/24/2013-11/26/2013.
Murphy, D. W., & Katz, J. (2013). Rain drop and oil slicks. In Atmosphere-Ocean Science Days. Baltimore, MD, June 6-7, 2013.
Murphy, D. W., Morra, D., & Katz, J. (2013). Rain drops and oil slicks: impact of water droplets on a surface oil layer. In American Physical Society 66th Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics. Pittsburg, PA , 11/24/2013-11/26/2013.
Ray, B., Prosperetti, A., Katz, J., & Stebe, K. J. (2013). Mechanisms of micro-droplet generation in a liquid-liquid system. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.