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.
New project: Snow Transport in Katabatic Winds and Implications for the Antarctic Surface Mass Balance: Observations, Theory, and Numerical Modeling. More details in our Research page.
Aug 24th, 2021
Congratulations to Gurpreet for securing a prestigious Frontera Computational Science Fellowship!
Apr 20, 2021
Marco becomes an Amazon Visiting Academic! He will contribute his expertise in turbulence modeling to support the development of the Amazon Prime Air delivery drone.
Feb 1, 2021
Welcome to Kianoosh Yousefi, who joins our group as Associate Research Scientist!
Aug 1st, 2021
New project: Towards a Mechanistic Epidemiological Model via Computational Fluid Dynamics and Individual-Based Modeling. More details in our Research page.
Jun 22, 2021
Marco will give a talk at the Meteorology and Climate Modeling for Air Quality Conference, UC Davis Air Quality Research Center, September 14-17, 2021.
May 25, 2021
New paper from former postdoc in GRL contrasting turbulence in hurricanes to that of Ekman-layer flows. Congratulations Mostafa!
Mar 22, 2021
New paper in GMD highlighting limitations of an important class of second-order accurate finite volume models in predicting atmospheric boundary layer flow. Congratulations Beatrice!
Mar 16, 2021
We’re growing - welcome to Atharva Sunil Sathe who has just joined our group! Atharva obtain his B.Tech. and M.Tech. degree in Aerospace Engineering from IIT Bombay.
Jan 1, 2021
Congratulations to Beatrice Giacomini for winning the Outstanding Student Presentation Award (OSPA) at the American Geophysical Union meeting 2019!
Jan 29, 2020
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. We are also starting a new collaboration with the engineering and technology company Thornton Tomasetti.