About Us

In the computational flow physics group, we investigate a broad range of flow phenomena using numerical simulations. Data and numerical experiments provide key insights into turbulence, instabilites, sources of sound, shock dynamics, and interactions with a disperse phase such as cavitation bubbles or droplets. In addition, we develop and utilize reduced-order models, data assimilation, and control theory in order to predict, manipulate, and optimize flow structure. Current application areas include unsteady and bio-inspired aerodynamics, flow-energy harvesting, and jet noise.

We are also interested in the application of fluid dynamics, particularly ultrasound, shock waves, and cavitation in medical devices and therapies. Applications include lithotripsy, histotripsy, and drug delivery.

Principal Investigator

Tim Colonius
Frank and Ora Lee Marble Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Deparment of Medical Engineering
261 Gates-Thomas Laboratory
California Institute of Technology
[ Curriculum Vitae ]