Stone received a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from UC Davis (1982) and the PhD in Chemical Engineering from Caltech (1988). Following a postdoc at DAMTP at the University of Cambridge, in 1989 he joined the faculty of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University, where he became the Vicky Joseph Professor of Engineering and Applied Mathematics. In 2000 he was named a Harvard College Professor for contributions to undergraduate education. In 2009 he moved to Princeton University where he is Donald R. Dixon ’69 and Elizabeth W. Dixon Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Stone received the NSF-PYI Award, is a Fellow of the APS, and is past Chair of the Division of Fluid Dynamics of the APS. For ten years he served as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Fluid Mechanics, and is on the editorial/advisory boards of Physical Review Fluids, Langmuir, and Soft Matter, and is a co-editor of the Soft Matter Book Series. Stone received the APS Fluid Dynamics Prize (2016) and was the first recipient of the G.K. Batchelor Prize in Fluid Dynamics (2008). He was elected to the NAE (2009), the AAAS (2011) and the NAS (2014).

Research Interests

Stone's research interests are in fluid dynamics, especially as they arise in research and applications at the interface of engineering, chemistry, physics, and biology. In particular, he developed original research directions, using experiments, theory and simulations, in microfluidics, multiphase flows, electrokinetics, flows involving bacteria and biofilms, and the areas of complex fluids more generally. For the past year (2020) he has worked on fluid flows in speech motivated by virus transmission in casual encounters.

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