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Dr. John R. Saylor


Office: 229 Fluor Daniel Building
Phone: (864) 656-5621
Fax: (864) 656-4435

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J. R. Saylor joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering in 2000. His research interests concern problems where air/water interfaces are important such as the study of drops, bubbles, and waves. Prior to coming to Clemson Dr. Saylor worked at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington, D.C., where he studied capillary waves and surfactants. Prior to NRL, Dr. Saylor was the senior engineer of a high technology startup company that used microfluidics in the development of medical technologies. Dr. Saylor is a member of the American Physical Society (APS) and Sigma Xi, and is a Fellow of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).


PhD, Yale University, 1993
M. Phil, Yale University, 1993
MS, University of Minnesota, 1989
BS, SUNY at Buffalo, 1986 

Research Interests

Drops, bubbles, air/water transport processes, ultrasonic levitation, drop/particle interaction, and the use of ultrasonics for pollution control.

Selected Publications 

W. Ran & J. R. Saylor, The directional sensitivity of the acoustic radiation force to particle diameter, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. vol. 137, pp. 3288-3298 (2015).

W. Ran & J. R. Saylor, A mechanistic explanation of the increase in particle scavenging in the ultrasonic scrubber, J. Aerosol Sci. vol. 87, pp. 88-101 (2015).

J. R. Saylor & G. D. Bounds, Experimental study of the role of the Weber and capillary numbers on Mesler entrainment, AIChE J. vol. 58, pp. 3841-3851 (2012).

B. K. Jones & J. R. Saylor, Axis ratios of water drops levitated in a vertical wind tunnel, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology vol. 26, no. 11, pp. 2413-2419 (2009).

T. A. Conover & J. R. Saylor, Infrared imaging of a solid phase surfactant monolayer, Langmuir vol. 22, no. 16, pp. 6881-6886 (2006).

John Saylor