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.
Young Investigator Award from the Office of Naval Research: Physics-Data Driven Surface Flux Parameterization for Air-Sea Interaction. Click here for more details.
Oct 24, 2023
The team warmly welcomes Kishore Ram Sathia and Jérémie Janin at our inaugural fall 2023 group dinner. Looking forward to a successful semester!
September 18, 2023
Weiyi and Beatrice have successfully defended their Ph.D. theses, and Gurpreet, Atharva, and Pawan have been recognized with TA Excellence Awards. Congratulations to everyone!
May 4, 2023
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
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
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
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.