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News & Updates

03/03/2022: Jiaqi received the Charles Song Fellowship from SAFL. Congratulations, Jiaqi!

11/09/2021: Airborne transmission during dental procedure is broadly covered by the media

08/06/2021: Our research on wind instrument aerosol transmission covered by Science News.

07/27/2021: Aliza defended his thesis entitled "The effect of dynamic operation and incoming flow on the wake of a utility-scale wind turbine". Congratulations, Dr. Abraham!

05/21/2021: Siyao defended his thesis entitled "Investigation into bubbly wake of ventilated supercavitation". Congratulations, Dr. Shao!

11/30/2020: The Minnesota Orchestra released a video about our COVID-19 transmission study: Safety in the Spotlight

11/22/2020: Our research on snow settling was featured by APS: Breaking the ice on melting and freezing

10/22/2020: Our musical instrument study was featured in the Mpls/St. Paul Magazine: U of M Researchers Study the Minnesota Orchestra to Increase Safety

10/18/2020: Our research on the risk of COVID-19 transmission during musical instrument performance was covered by the Star Tribune: University of Minnesota, orchestra study aerosols from instruments

10/16/2020: Aliza received the SAFL Silberman Fellowship. Congratulations!

10/02/2020: Santosh defended his thesis entitled "Investigation of viscous sublayer using Fresnel reflection holography". Congratulations, Dr. Sankar!

08/28/2020: Our COVID-19 work was covered by Healthline: Staying 6 Feet Apart Often Isn’t Enough During COVID-19 Pandemic

07/30/2020: Our research on the effect of ventilation on COVID-19 transmission was featured on Good Morning America: Ventilation placement could affect COVID-19: Study

07/04/2020: Our COVID-19 air transmission work was featured on the front page of the Star Tribune: From elevators to concert halls, University of Minnesota studies indoor COVID-19 hot spots

 

06/2020: Leo defended his MS thesis. Congratulations, Leo!

05/27/2020: Kevin defended his thesis entitled "Computational Digital Inline Holography for In Situ Particle Tracking and Characterization". Congratulations, Dr. Mallery!

 

05/2020: Joe defended his MS thesis. Congratulations, Joe!

 

05/2020: Kayley defended her MS thesis. Congratulations, Kayley!

 

04/2020: Our research on COVID-19 transmission was featured on Kare11 News: U of M airborne droplet research could answer questions about potential coronavirus air transmission

 

04/2020: Linyue received the REC Renewable Energy Fellowship. Congratulations!

 

04/2020: Aliza received the Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship. Congratulations!

 

03/2020: Our paper was selected for the cover of Biotechnology and Bioengineering:

 

02/2020: Leo won the Nels Nelson Memorial Fellowship. Congratulations!

 

11/2019: Jiarong in "Life Below the Turbines" aired on CBS Minnesota.

 

10/2019: Aliza won second place in the UMN Mechanical Engineering Three Minute Thesis competition. Congratulations!

 

10/2019: Kayley received the Tsai Travel Award. Congratulations!

 

06/2019: Our work on wind turbine near-wake behavior was reported in Advances in Engineering. Link

 

10/2018: Teja received the Tsai Travel Award. Congratulations!

 

09/2018: Santosh received the SAFL Silberman Fellowship. Congratulations!

 

09/05/2018: Teja defended his thesis entitled "Near-wake studies of a utility-scale wind turbine using snowflake-based particle image velocimetry". Congratulations, Dr. Dasari!

 

12/2017: Our paper on gas jet supercavitation is selected as the Editor's Pick in Physics of Fluids!

 

12/2017: Kevin received MnDrive Fellowship. Congratulations!

 

11/2016: Aliza Abraham joined the lab as a PhD student.

 

04/14/2016: Ashish defended his thesis entitled "Bubbly flow physics for aerated hydroturbines and underwater transport". Congratulations, Dr. Karn!

 

03/21/2016: Mostafa defended his thesis entitled "Digital inline holographic particle tracking velocimetry for 3D flow measurements". Congratulations, Dr. Toloui!

 

03/07/2016: Jiarong received ONR YIP Award entitled "Probe into Ventilated Cavitation Physics with Novel Imaging Techniques". Link

 

02/05/2016: Our paper on supercavitation is selected to be the cover of JFM!

 

01/05/2016: Jiarong received McKnight Land Grant Award!

 

12/21/2015: David Brajkovic defended his MS thesis on “Digital Inline Holographic System for In Situ Measurements" . Congratulations to David!

 

12/2015: Three undergraduate researchers have received UROP Award. Congratulations to Alex, Rohan and Kira!

 

11/04/2015: Ashish received Student Fund Travel Award from SAFL. Congratulations to Ashish!

 

08/15/2015: The 1st lab BBQ took place at Boom Island Park

07/2015: Ashish received Edward Silberman Award from SAFL. Congratulations to Ashish!

 

05/2015: Ashish received Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship from UMN. Congratulations to Ashish!

 

03/2015: Jiarong received NSF Career Award entitled "Tackling Fluid Dynamics at Full Scale for Wind Energy Applications."   Link

11/2014: Ashish won the Tsai Travel Award from SAFL. Congratulations to Ashish!

 

11/2014: Kevin Mallery joined the lab as a PhD student.

 

09/2014: Teja Dasari joined the lab as a PhD student.

 

06/2014: Our field PIV measurement using snowflakes was published on Nature Communication and widely reported by public media including Nature, National Geographic, Yahoo News, LiveScience, Phys.org, New Scientist and many others.

 

02/2013: Mostafa received MnDrive fellowship on bioremediation from the University of Minnesota. Congratulations to Mostafa!

 

02/2013: Mostafa received interdisciplinary fellowship from the University of Minnesota. Congratulations to Mostafa!