Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Ph.D. 2005, Johns Hopkins University
Research in our Environmental Fluid Mechanics Lab centers on the combination of numerical, experimental, and analytical tools to study the dynamics of flow and transport in environmental systems, with a focus on atmospheric flows in the thin (~1 km) layer of air near the earth surface (the atmospheric boundary layer). Most human activities and engineered systems are concentrated in this layer. In addition, its dynamics are very important for surface-atmosphere couplings and for global atmospheric dynamics, with very significant implications on our ability to predict and mitigate climate change.