Composite Material and Sea IceI am interested in mathematical models that can be used to describe climate phenomena that involve advection enhanced difufsion processes, phase separation and solidification. Using analysis of the heat equation, modification of the Stefan problem and Stieltjes integrals I was able to obtain analytic bounds on the thermal conductivity in the presence of fluid flow, analytic bounds on the trapping constant and a coupled system describing the evolution of the marginal ice zone involving the ice concentration and heat diffusion.
September 2017, invited speaker, Multi-scale modelling of ice characteristics and behaviour, Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, UK. See lecture here
May 2015, mini-symposium organizer, SIAM: Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems, Snowbird, UT. See lecture here
- N. Kraitzman & K. Promislow, (2014) An Overview of Network Bifurcations in the Functionalized Cahn-Hilliard Free Energy, editors: Jean Pierre Bourguignon, Rolf Jeltsch, Alberto Pinto, and Marcelo Viana, Mathematics of Energy and Climate Change: International Conference and Advanced School Planet Earth, Springer International Publishing, (pp. 191-214).
- N. Kraitzman & K. Promislow, Pearling Bifurcations in the Strong Functionalized Cahn-Hilliard Free Energy, Under review (SIAM Journal on Mathematical Analysis). arXiv/1711.00396
- A. Christlieb, N. Kraitzman & K. Promislow, Competition and Complexity in Amphiphilic Polymer Morphology, Under review. arXiv/1711.00419
Work in Progress
- N. Kraitzman, R. Hardenbrook, B. Murphy, E. Cherkaev, J. Zhu & K.Golden, Bounds on the Effective Thermal Conductivity of Sea Ice in the Presence of Fluid Convection, In preparation.
- N. Kraitzman, E. Cherkaev & K. Golden, Advection enhanced diffusion in the microstructure of sea ice, In preparation.
- N. Kraitzman, E. Cherkaev & K. Golden, Analytic bounds on the trapping constant in sea ice, In preparation.