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Beverley Mckeon

Professor Beverley McKeon
Theodore von Karman Professor of Aeronautics

Ph: (626) 395-4460
Office: 285 Firestone

Jamie Sei

Jamie Meighen-Sei
Administrative Assistant

Ph: (626) 395-4526
Office: 193 Firestone



Jamie Sei

Scott Dawson

Ph: (626) 395-6667
Office: 282 Firestone


Angeliki Laskari

Ph: (626) 395-6667


graduate students
Tess Saxton-Fox

Tess Saxton-Fox

Ph: (626) 395-4661
Office: 390 Firestone

Kevin Rosenberg

Kevin Rosenberg

Ph: (626) 395-4661
Office: 390 Firestone

Jonathan Morgan

Jonathan Morgan

Ph: (626) 395-4661
Office: 390 Firestone

Sean Symon

Ph: (626) 395-4661
Office: 390 Firestone

Ryan McMullen

Ph: (626) 395-4661
Office: 390 Firestone

David Huynh

Ph: (626) 395-4661
Office: 390 Firestone

Maysam Shamai

Ph: (626) 395-4661
Office: 390 Firestone

Simon Todtli

Ph: (626) 395-4661
Office: 390 Firestone


Morgan Hooper

Benedikt Barthel
Esteban Hufstedler

Dr. Esteban Hufstedler

Experimental Generation and Modeling of Vortical Gusts and Their Interactions with an Airfoil


Mitul Luhar

Dr. Mitul Luhar

Understanding and developing passive/active control strategies for drag reduction in wall turbulence.


Dr. Subrahmanyam Duvvuri

Non-linear scale interactions in a forced turbulent boundary layer.

Rashad Moarref

Dr. Rashad Moarref

Low-order modeling and description of high-Reynolds-number wall turbulence.

Reeve Dunne

Dr. Reeve Dunne

Experiments in dynamic separation applied to vertical axis wind turbines.

Jean-Loup Bourguignon

Nicolas Dovetta

(École Polytechnique exchange student)

Jean-Loup Bourguignon

Rebecca Rought

Identification of thermally-tagged coherent structures in the zero pressure gradient turbulent boundary layer

Jean-Loup Bourguignon

Dr. Jean-Loup Bourguignon

Models of wall turbulence

Jean-Loup Bourguignon

Fabien Juillet

(École Polytechnique exchange student)

Jeff LeHew

Dr. Jeff Lehew

Morphing surfaces and wall turbulence

Ian Jacobi

Dr. Ian Jacobi

Dynamic roughness effects in turbulent boundary layers

Michele Guala

Dr. Michele Guala

Scale interaction in high Reynolds number turbulent boundary layers

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Dr. Ryan Wallace

Dennice Gayme

Dr. Dennice Gayme

A robust control approach to understanding nonlinear mechanisms in shear flow turbulence (advisor: John Doyle)

Adam Norman

Dr. Adam Norman

Effect of surface morphological changes on flow over a sphere

Sergiy Geraschenko

Dr. Sergiy Geraschenko

Surface Excrescence Transition Study

Postdoctoral scholar, subsequently at Los Alamos National Laboratory


Dr. Daniel Chung

Analysis of long LES in long channels

Postdoctoral scholar, subsequently at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Andre Bauknecht

Andre Bauknecht

(Diploma student,
University of Stuttgart)

Jean-Frederic Bruhat

Jean-Frederic Bruhat

(Diploma student,
Ecole Polytechnique)




2013 Fred Miller (Imperial College London class of 2013) "Design and fabrication of a soap film flow facility"
2013 Simon Todtli (ETH Zurich) "Characterization of the vorticity flux in turbulent channel flow"
2010 Melissa Christensen (UCSD class of 2013
) "Design of a large-scale wind tunnel traverse"
2010 Brad Saund (Caltech class of 2012) "Controllable sphere trajectory using a dynamic roughness element"
2010 Vicky Tian (Caltech class of 2013) "Split stream flow past a circular cylinder with application to combustion instabilities""
2009, 2010 Cody Gonzalez (Cal Poly class of 2012) "Effects of time-dependent surface morphology on turbulent boundary layers"
2009 Laura Armanios (Georgia Tech class of 2011) "Expanding public knowledge of flow control" 2009 Fei Yang (Caltech class of 2011) "Control of separation bubbles using tripping wires"
2008 Laura Armanios (Georgia Tech class of 2011) "A wavelet analysis of a high Reynolds number turbulent boundary layer"
2008 Kevin Chen (Caltech class of 2009) "Analysis of boundary layer transition in the presence of a step"
2008 Philip Peschke (RWTH Aachen, Germany, class of 2009) "Effect of roughness elements with time dependent amplitude on low Reynolds number airfoil characteristics"
2008 Brandon Reynante (UCSD class of 2009) "Morphing surfaces for the control of boundary layer transition"
2008 Daniel Talancon (Caltech class of 2009) "Airfoil pressure drag into pressure thrust: A computational study"
2008 Jackson Wang (Caltech class of 2009) "A two-dimensional, three-component model of turbulent plane Couette flow"
2007 Josh Feingold (Caltech class of 2008) "SURF: Morphing surfaces for flow control and Lagrangian Coherent Structure analysis techniques"
2007 Christine Siew (U. Mich. class of 2008) "SURF: Experiments on boundary layer transition in the presence of a step"
2007 Chris Yu (Caltech class of 2008) "Boundary layer control by surface modulation techniques"

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