Research Areas

Fluid and Thermal Sciences

This area has both fundamental and applied studies in energy conversion, heat and mass transport, and bioengineering. 

fluid science.

Basic research efforts in energy systems include combustion, propulsion, computational fluid dynamics (CFD), multiphase flows and experimental flow visualization and diagnostics. Research efforts in bioengineering include topics in heat transfer and fundamental studies in hemodynamics. 

Research Topics

  • Bio-inspired propulsion
  • Biomedical devices 
  • Combustion
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Drug delivery
  • General experimental and theoretical modeling
  • Hypersonics
  • Microscale and nanoscale transport phenomena
  • Particle image velocimetry (PIV) experimental measurements
  • Turbulence
  • Unsteady aerodynamics
  • Vortex dynamics