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We work on experimental fluid mechanics at the intersection of engineering and science. We develop new methods for measurements and diagnostics, to enable discovery and innovation, from traditional engineering to biomedical and clinical applications. Our research is interdisciplinary at the interfaces of disciplines and serves as a “translator” and “connector” synthesizing new synergies and directions at the bleeding edge of engineering and sciences.

Our research varies in scale and subject, from classical fluid mechanics to biomedical flows, and from microfluidics to macroscale physics. Current areas of research include:

Heart Failure; Cardiovascular Disease; Cerebral Aneurysms; Drug Delivery; Cancer Biomechanics; Echocardiography; MRI; Measurement and Data Science; Flow Visualization; Flow Velocimetry; Multiphase Flows

Experimental Fluid Dynamics

A dog drinking.

We study many classical fluid dynamical problems, including aerodynamics, wakes, jets, vortex-rings, bubbly flows, cavitation, interfacial flows, sprays, the transition to turbulence, and microscale flows. Learn more.

Biomedical and Biological Flow Physics

Fetal heart MRI

We work to understand flow physics inside the body to help diagnose and treat medical issues. Our research subjects include cardiac development, function, and heart failure, arterial flows and brain aneurysms, drug delivery, biotransport, and cancer micro-environments Learn more.

Measurement and Data Science

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Experimental flow diagnostics like particle image velocimetry/particle tracking velocimetry (PIV/PTV), 4D Flow MRI, and background-oriented schlieren (BOS) all come with limitations. We develop new measurement capabilities, instrumentation, and data post-processing techniques that push the limits and capabilities of current methods and deliver augmented information and new physical insights. Learn more.