Jay Stotsky

Summary of Research

I am currently working on models and simulations of biofilms that can accurately capture the biomechanical response of biofilms to fluid flow. Biofilms are colonies of bacteria that grow on surfaces and are often interconnected through an extra-cellular matrix that contains cohesive polymers. Determining the material properties of biofilms, especially what leads to detachment and fragmentation of biofilms is an open question that has relevance to several application areas.


J A. Stotsky, J F. Hammond, L. Pavlovsky, E. J. Stewart, J. G. Younger, M. J. Solomon, and D. M. Bortz. Variable viscosity and density biofilm simulations using an immersed boundary method, part II: Experimental validation and the heterogeneous rheology-IBM. Journal of Computational Physics 2016

J. A. Stotsky, V. Dukic, and D. M. Bortz. A Point Process Model for Generating Biofilms with Realistic Microstructure and Rheology. 2017 arXiv:1707.05739 (https://arxiv.org/abs/1707.05739) (accepted)

J. A. Stotsky and D. M. Bortz. A posteriori error estimation for particle-based methods of simulating fluids: time discretization. (in prep.)


Landahl Travel Grant (2015)

DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (2014)

Highest Honors on Undergrad Senior Thesis (2013)

Tufts University Deans List, All Semesters (2009-2013)

Tufts University Class of 1898 Award (2013)

Tau Beta Pi (2012)

Elizabeth V. Tischler Prize in Music Performance (2012)

Meritorious Award - Mathematical Contest in Modeling (2011, 2012)