Eric Johnsen


Assistant Professor, 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: 2015AL
phone: (734) 647-1450
email: ejohnsen at umich dot edu

Group website: Computational Flow Physics Laboratory




ME 320 (Fluid mechanics, undergraduate)
ME 520 (Advanced fluid mechanics, graduate)
ME 523 (Computational fluid dynamics, graduate)


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, aeronautics, turbomachinery, naval engineering and high-energy density physics.



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



Ted Kennedy Family Team Excellence Award (2014, U of M)
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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