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Environmental Flow Physics Lab

EFPL @ Columbia University

Our group focuses on both fundamental and applied problems related to fluid dynamics and turbulence, with an emphasis on environmental flows. We focus on challenges related to atmospheric boundary layer flow phenomena and wind engineering, using supercomputers and analytical methods.

Current research areas include turbulence and turbulent transport in urban and plant canopies, flow in complex terrain, hurricane boundary layer turbulence, uncertainty quantification and artificial intelligence techniques for turbulence modeling.

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  • In recognition of his excellence in teaching, PHD student Gurpreet Hora has been appointed as a Teaching Fellow at Columbia School of Engineering and Applied Science. Congratulations Gurpreet!

    July 31, 2023

  • Our group was awarded 27 million core hours on Anvil via ACCESS to study turbulent flow phenomena in the environment.

    June 20, 2023

  • Welcome to Pierce Rubenstein from the College of New Jersey and Doyup Kwon from the University of Notre Dame who join our group as our Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Fellows.

    June 5, 2023

  • We are excited to announce that our group will be hosting a two-day workshop on decentralized science on August 17-18, 2023 at Columbia University. To learn more about this workshop, please click here.

    May 30, 2023

  • PHD student Gurpreet Hora recognized with a Lead Teaching Fellowship for his exceptional dedication to advancing instructional practices and fostering mentorship in teaching. Congratulations Gurpreet!

    Apr 28, 2023

  • New project to support aerial drone operations: The Prime Air Hyperlocal Wind Model. Thank you, Amazon!

    Jan 9, 2023

  • New Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) Award from the Army Research Office: Distributed Sensor Network for Land‐Atmosphere Interaction Research.

    Nov 22, 2022

  • Welcome to Sofia Farina who joins our group from the University of Trento as visiting Ph.D. student on a prestigious Fullbright Scholarship!

    Nov 14, 2022

  • Early Career Program Award from the Army Research Office: Quantifying the Impact of Surface Uncertainties on the Aerodynamic Properties of Built Environments. Click here for more details.

    Oct 10, 2022

Industry Partnerships

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The Environmental Flow Physics Lab contributes its expertise in turbulence, computational fluid dynamics, and urban flow dynamics to help industry partners tackle challenging engineering problems. We partner with Amazon to improve flight dynamics of package delivery drones as part of the Amazon Prime Air project.

Dr. Marco G. Giometto

Seeley W. Mudd Building, Room 638
500 W. 120th Steet, New York, NY 10027
Tel (212) 853-1799

Seeley W. Mudd Building, Room 610
500 W. 120th Steet, New York, NY 10027
Tel (212) 854-2993

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