Jordi Ortín

Jordi Ortín

Full professor

Scopus Author ID: 7006692694
Researcher ID: D-4387-2014
Knowledge area: Física de la Matèria Condensada

Research group: Soft Matter and Biophysics

Contact Information
Department of Condensed Matter Physics
Departament de Física de la Matèria Condensada, Facultat de Física, Universitat de Barcelona. C/ Martí i Franqués 1, 6ª planta, despatx 6.20.

Other publications

Ortín, J.; Santucci, S. (2017). Avalanches, non-Gaussian fluctuations and intermittency in fluid imbibition . In Avalanches in Functional Materials and Geophysics . (pp. 261 - 292) . Springer International Publishing AG . ISBN: 978-3-319-45610-2 . DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-45612-6_12

Current research interests

Fluid front invasion of disordered media. Roughness, pinning, avalanches
Hydrodynamic instabilities and pattern formation in simple and complex fluids

Recent Journal Publications

Lavi, I.; Rose, L.; Planet, R.; Casademunt, J.; Santucci, S.; Ortín, J. (2023). Prebifurcation enhancement of imbibition-drainage hysteresis cycles. Physical Review Fluids, 8((12)), pp. 1 - 18 . . ISSN: 2469-990X
Holtzman, R.; Dentz, M.; Planet, R.; Ortín, J. (2023). The relation between dissipation and memory in two-fluid displacements in disordered media. Geophysical Research Letters, 50(16), pp. 1 - 8 . . ISSN: 0094-8276
Junot, G.; Wei, X.; Ortín, J.; Golestanian, R.; Wang, Y.; Tierno, P.; Meng, F. (2022). Elastically-mediated collective organisation of magnetic microparticles. Soft Matter, 18, pp. 5171 - 5176 . . ISSN: 1744-683X
Mac Intyre, J.R.; Puisto, A.; Korhonen, M.; Alava, M.; Ortín, J. (2021). Multiphase CFD modeling of front propagation in a Hele-Shaw cell featuring a localized constriction. Physical Review Fluids, 6(8), pp. 1 - 14 . Institutional Repository . ISSN: 2469-990X
Holtzman, R.; Dentz, M.; Planet, R.; Ortín, J. (2021). Author Correction: The origin of hysteresis and memory of two-phase flow in disordered media. Communications Physics, 4(1), p. 174 . Institutional Repository . ISSN: 2399-3650
Holtzman, R.; Dentz, M.; Planet, R.; Ortín, J. (2020). The Origin of hysteresis and memory of two-phase flow in disordered media. Communications Physics, 3(222), pp. 1 - 7 . Institutional Repository . ISSN: 2399-3650
Planet, R.; Díaz-Piola, L.; Ortín, J. (2020). Capillary jumps of fluid-fluid fronts across an elementary constriction in a model open fracture. Physical Review Fluids, 5, pp. 044002-1 - 044002-10 . Institutional Repository . ISSN: 2469-990X
Ortín, J. (2020). Stokes layers in oscillatory flows of viscoelastic fluids. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 378, pp. 20190521-1 - 20190521-13 . . ISSN: 1364-503X
Gella, D.; Zuriguel, I.; Ortín, J. (2019). Multifractal intermittency in granular flow through bottlenecks. Physical Review Letters, 123(21), p. 218004 . Institutional Repository . ISSN: 0031-9007
Planet, R.; López, J.M.; Santucci, S.; Ortín, J. (2018). Spatio-temporal organization of correlated local activity within global avalanches in slowly driven interfaces. Physical Review Letters, 121(3), p. 034101 . Institutional Repository . ISSN: 0031-9007
Ortiz-Ambriz, A.; Gerloff, S.; Klapp, S.H.L.; Ortín, J.; Tierno, P. (2018). Laning, thinning and thickening of sheared colloids in a two-dimensional Taylor-Couette geometry. Soft Matter(24) . Institutional Repository . ISSN: 1744-683X
Díaz-Piola, L.; Planet, R.; Campàs, O.; Casademunt, J.; Ortín, J. (2017). Fluid front morphologies in gap-modulated Hele-Shaw cells. Physical Review Fluids, 2(9), pp. 094006-1 - 094006-12 . Institutional Repository . ISSN: 2469-990X
Clotet, X.; Santucci, S.; Ortín, J. (2016). Experimental study of stable imbibition displacements in a model open fracture. II. Scale-dependent avalanche dynamics. Physical Review e, 93, p. 012150 . Institutional Repository . ISSN: 2470-0045
Clotet, X.; Ortín, J.; Santucci, S. (2016). Experimental study of stable imbibition displacements in a model open fracture. I. Local avalanche dynamics. Physical Review e, 93(1), pp. 012149-1 - 012149-13 . Institutional Repository . ISSN: 2470-0045
Fardin, M.A.; Perge, C.; Casanellas, L.; Hollis, T.; Taberlet, N.; Ortín, J.; Lerouge, S.; Manneville, S. (2014). Flow instabilities in large amplitude oscillatory shear: a cautionary tale. Rheologica Acta, 53, pp. 885 - 898 . . ISSN: 0035-4511
Clotet, X.; Ortín, J.; Santucci, S. (2014). Disorder-induced capillary bursts control intermittency in slow imbibition. Physical Review Letters, 113(7), p. 074501 . Institutional Repository . ISSN: 0031-9007

Supervised PhD Thesis and Final-Year Thesis

Albert Abio Rojo . (2019) . Dry friction experiments: Slider in a turntable (Degree work) . Universitat de Barcelona.
Daniel Arrufat Vicente . (2019) . Oscillatory pipe flow of aqueous xanthan gum solutions (Degree work) . Universitat de Barcelona.
Lautaro Díaz Piola . (2016) . Deformation of fluid fronts in a gap-modulated Hele-Shaw cell (Degree work) . Universitat de Barcelona.
Judit Clopés Llahí . (2014) . Growth rates of viscoelastic vortex rings (Degree work) . Universitat de Barcelona.
Xavier Clotet Fons . (2014) . Imbibition in a model open fracture. Capillary rise, kinetic roughening, and intermittent avalanche dynamics (Ph.D. Thesis) . Universitat de Barcelona / École Normale Supérieure de Lyon.
Ruben Ortiz Uroz . (2013) . Implementation of an Stereo-PIV measuring system (Degree work) . Universitat de Barcelona.
Ramon Planet Latorre . (2009) . Estudi experimental de la dinàmica d'un front fluid en un medi desordenat (Ph.D. Thesis) . Universitat de Barcelona.
Mireia Torralba Cuello . (2007) . Instabilities in newtonian and non-newtonian fluids (Ph.D. Thesis) . Universitat de Barcelona.
Jürgen Goicoechea Middelmann . (2005) . Hysteresis and Metastability in First-Order Phase Transitions (Ph.D. Thesis) . Universitat de Barcelona.
Enric Alvarez Lacalle . (2004) . Interfacial instabilities in Hele-Shaw flows: theory and experiments (Ph.D. Thesis) . Universitat de Barcelona.
Jordi Soriano Fradera . (2003) . Estudio experimental de la dinámica de interfases en medios desordenados (Ph.D. Thesis) . Universidad de Barcelona.
Lluís Carrillo Galdó . (2000) . Estudio experimental de sistemas fuera del equilibrio: 1. Inestabilidades interfaciales en una celda de Hele-Shaw rotatoria. 2. Avalanchas en la transformación martensítica (Ph.D. Thesis) . Universidad de Barcelona.
Martí Pintó Borrell . (2021) . Hysteresis, memory, and the role of viscous pressure drop in two-phase fluid displacements in heterogeneous media (Degree work) . .
Laia Vadell Pla . (2020) . Capillary phenomena: physics and demonstrations (Degree work) . Universitat de Barcelona.

Professional profile

Personal profile, research and teaching. (Updated on January 2024)I am full professor of condensed matter physics at Universitat de Barcelona (UB) since 2002, and founding member of UBICS, the University of Barcelona Institute of Complex Systems. A physicist by training, I am motivated by fundamental problems in mechanics and thermodynamics of continuous media with potential application to engineering, which I approach mainly from an experimental perspective complemented by analysis and modeling. In my early research years I worked on signal analysis in calorimetry, thermodynamics and kinetics of structural transformations in solids, and hysteresis and metastability in phase transitions. Two papers in Acta Materialia and one in J. Appl. Phys. from that period are still being frequently cited. More recently I focused on problems of nonlinear dynamics of interfacial instabilities in fluids, two-phase flows in disordered media, and hydrodynamic instabilities in complex fluid flows. For all these problems I designed and constructed novel experimental setups, some of them still operational. In addition to regularly participating as a senior researcher in R&D projects funded by the Spanish government, from 2001 to 2022 I coordinated the Nonlinear Physics research group of the UB, that has been singled out and systematically funded by the local government of Catalonia since 2001. My current research interests focus on hydrodynamic instabilities and pattern formation in Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids, interfacial fluid dynamics in disordered media, and hysteresis, metastability and avalanches in disordered systems. I received my PhD in Physics from UB (1983), and this same year moved to UIB (Universitat de les Illes Balears) where I was assistant professor (1983-1986) and associate professor (1986-1988). In 1988-2002 I became associate professor at UB (1988-2002). I have been also a visiting researcher at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium, 1986/87), University of Pittsburgh (USA, 1992/93) and École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (France, 2011/12). I hold 6 consecutive positive research evaluations ('sexenios'), the last one still alive (2012-2017), and 7 consecutive positive teaching evaluations ('quinquenios'). I have supervised a total of 8 doctoral theses (6 in the 2004-2017 period), and I am a member of the Royal Spanish Society of Physics, the Catalan Society of Physics, and founding member of the Spanish chapter of lnterPore. In June 2000 I received the first distinction of the Catalan government (Generalitat de Catalunya) for young university researchers. In addition to my research, I have been deeply involved also in higher education. I authored two textbooks, on classical mechanics and statistical physics respectively. Finally I have served in various positions of institutional responsibility at UB, as department head, head of undergraduate physics studies, and academic responsible for scientific common facilities

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