Fluid Mechanics

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Fluid mechanics spans many fields of science and engineering and plays an integral role in many broader societal issues including energy, health, and the environment. The breadth is reflected in research topics that range over eight orders of magnitude in Reynolds numbers: from cells to submarines. Theoretical, experimental, and numerical tools are used to reveal the underlying physics. Current research topics include: aerodynamic shape optimization, biofilms, drag reduction, dynamics of bubbles and droplets, fire whirls, fish locomotion, flow control, flow sensors, hypersonic flows, microfluidics, physicochemical/colloidal hydrodynamics, reacting flows, turbulent mixing and heat transfer, turbulent wall bounded flows, and wind energy.

Craig Arnold

Craig Arnold

Susan Dod Brown Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Vice Dean for Innovation
D404C Engineering Quadrangle/Bowen Hall Rm 320
Luc Deike

Luc Deike

Assistant Professor
D428 Engineering Quadrangle
lamyaa el-gabry

Lamyaa El-Gabry

D324 Engineering Quadrangle

Francesco Grasso

Visiting Faculty
William R. Kenan, Jr., Distinguished Visiting Professor
Chung Law

Chung Law

Robert H. Goddard Professor
D325 Engineering Quadrangle
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Luigi Martinelli

D302C Engineering Quadrangle
Michael Mueller

Michael E. Mueller

Director of Graduate Studies
D332 Engineering Quadrangle
Daniel M. Nosenchuck

Daniel M. Nosenchuck

Associate Professor
D302B Engineering Quadrangle
Alexander Smits

Alexander Smits

Eugene Higgins Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Emeritus
Senior Scholar
D202c Engineering Quadrangle
Howard A. Stone

Howard A. Stone

Donald R. Dixon ’69 and Elizabeth W. Dixon Professor
D328 Engineering Quadrangle