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Fluid Mechanics

Two BEAM grad students stand together as one prepares to inject fluid into a test chamber using a syringe

A Foundational Force of Nature

Fluid mechanics is a branch of mechanics that addresses with the properties of fluids in various states and their reaction to forces acting upon them. Drawing heavily on physics and mathematics, the field has a wide range of applications in the field of mechanical engineering, civil engineering, chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, geophysics, astrophysics, and biology.

Current BEAM research projects in this field include microfluidic devices, interstitial fluid flow and fluid movement in the body, environmental and biological flow systems, and transport processes in complex flows – among others. 

Faculty With Research Interests in Fluid Dynamics

Affiliated Labs

EM Affiliate Faculty in Fluid Mechanics

Jonathan Boreyko, Mechanical Engineering

Rui Qiao, Mechanical Engineering

Jeff Borggaard, Mathematics

Shane Ross, Aerospace and Ocean Engineering

Hosein Foroutan, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Danesh Tafti, Mechanical Engineering

Mark Paul, Mechanical Engineering

Alexandria Untaroiu, Mechanical Engineering