Grad students volunteer at KidWind Challenge
Lab members assisted in the Wisconsin KidWind Challenge, in which middle and high school teams tested out their wind turbines in a visit to UW. Thanks to the Wisconsin Energy Institute for hosting and including …
Grad student earns Department of Defense SMART scholarship
Press release on Trevor’s SMART scholarship! (Oct 2021)
How seal whiskers can help engineers design innovative technology
UW article on the group’s recent NSF award and on-going research of flow around seal whisker geometries (July 2021).
5 Animals With Superpowered Senses
See a shout-out to our research on seal whisker topography in this fun SciShow clip!
The Lab Report: Computational Flow Physics and Modeling Lab explores fluid dynamics of turbine arrays
Read more about Undergraduate Vineet Pasumarti’s research on cross-flow turbines, recently featured in the University’s Badger Herald (Mar 2021).
How Engineers of New Energy Technology Are Taking Cues From Nature
Article by Shweta Narayan highlighting bio-inspired research and development in renewable energy.
Focus on new faculty: Jennifer Franck is modeling complicated flows to improve energy systems
College of Engineering science writer Adam Malecek gives an overview of the lab after it’s move to Madison.
Scientists At Mass. Maritime Find Success With Underwater Turbine
Local news article on round 2 of the Leading Edge oscillating foil prototype that the lab helped design and build while at Brown University (Apr 2016)
Vineet wins Faustin Prinz Fellowship
Vineet has won the Faustin Prinz Undergraduate Research Fellowship, for which he was able to present his research at the ME Design Symposium. This scholarship provides a $5000 tuition credit plus $2000 for research supplies …
Congrats to Miki for publishing his undergraduate research in JFS!
For his undergraduate research project Miki developed a method to actively change the shape of a seal-whisker inspired undulated cylinder, speeding up our simulations tremendously. The results are now published in Journal of Fluids and …
Cross-flow turbine simulations published in JRSE
Mukul’s detailed LES of the cross-flow turbine dynamics are published in JRSE (Dec 2021)
Research on wake-foil interactions of oscillating foils published in PRF
Bernardo’s research has been published in PRF in collaboration with our experimental colleagues at Brown (July 2021)
New ARPA-E SHARKS program with UWash on cross-flow turbine arrays
The lab is excited to begin working with collaborators at U. Washington, NREL and Oberon Insights on an ARPA-E sponsored program within SHARKS (Submarine Hydrokinetic And Riverine Kilo-megawatt Systems). The goal is to generate a …
Machine learning article on wake clustering published
A journal article on machine learning on wake clustering has been published in Biomimetics and Bioinspiration! (May 2021)
Congrats to 2021 graduates Miki and Kirby!
Lab Undergrads Kirby Heck and Miki Yuasa have successfully completed their B.S. degree in Engineering Mechanics. Both are headed into PhD programs: Kirby will be attending MIT this fall, and Miki will be attending UIUC.
Trevor is awarded a SMART Scholarship
Graduate student Trevor Dunt was awarded a SMART Scholarship for the completion of his MS degree! (April 2021)