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Alexander Smits

  • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Position: PEI Faculty/Associated Faculty
Title(s): Eugene Higgins Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Chair, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
  • Climate Science and Modeling
  • Energy - Renewable
  • Environmental - Engineering
  • Grand Challenges
  • Grand Challenges - Climate & Energy
Office: D218 Engineering Quad D-Wing
Phone: 609-258-5117
Alexander Smits

Research Interests

Fundamental, experimental research in turbulence, fluid mechanics; behavior of atmospheric turbulent boundary layers; response of boundary layers to roughness, buoyancy, and other strong perturbations.

PEI Research/Program Affiliation

  • Grand Challenges Faculty


  • MAE 222: Fluid Mechanics
  • MAE 234: Bio-Fluid Dynamics