Eric Johnsen

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Affiliate, Michigan Institute for Computational Discovery and Engineering
Member, Michigan Institute for Plasma Science and Engineering
Member, Applied Physics Program

University of Michigan
1231 Beal Ave.
2043 Walter E. Lay Automotive Laboratory
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2133

Office number: 2015 AL
Phone: (734) 647-1450
Email: ejohnsen (at) umich.edu

Professional appointments

2010-present: Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, U. Michigan
2007-2009: Post-doctoral Fellow, Center for Turbulence Research, Stanford

Education

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Caltech, 2008
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Caltech, 2002
B.S., Mechanical and Environmental Engineering, UCSB, 2001

Teaching

ME320 (undergraduate fluid mechanics)
ME520 (graduate fluid mechanics)
ME523 (graduate computational fluid dynamics)

Research interests

Fluid mechanics, including multiphase flows (cavitation, bubble and droplet dynamics), computational fluid dynamics (CFD), unsteady flows, high-speed flows and shock waves, turbulence and mixing, interfacial instabilities, non-newtonian flows, plasmas, and high-performance computing.

Applications: biomedical engineering, energy sciences, aeronautics, turbomachinery, naval engineering and high-energy density physics.

Selected honors and awards

Ted Kennedy Family Team Excellence Award (2014, U. Michigan)
CAREER Award (2013, NSF)
Young Investigator Award (2012, ONR)
Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Fellow (2010, ORAU)
Center for Turbulence Research Post-Doctoral Fellowship (2007-2009, Stanford)
Centennial Prize (2008, Caltech ME)

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