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Ellen K. Longmire
Professor

Ellen Longmire

Contact information
Office: 117B Akerman Hall
Phone: 612-626-7853
E-mail: longmire (at) umn.edu

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Professor Longmire's research uses advanced experimental methods to study single- and multi-phase turbulent flows, liquid/liquid mixtures, microscale flows, and biomedical flows. Current projects focus on eddy identification in turbulent boundary layers, droplet generation and coalescence in liquid/liquid flows with surface tension, predator/prey interactions in aquatic systems, and cardiovascular flow.

Degrees

B.A., Physics, Princeton University, 1982
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 1985
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 1991

Experience

2003 - Present: Professor, Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics, University of Minnesota
1996 - 2003: Associate Professor, Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics, University of Minnesota
1996-1998: Director of Graduate Studies, Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota
1990 - 1995: Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics, University of Minnesota.
1985 - 1986: Research Engineer, Science Applications International Corporation, Los Altos, CA
1984: Assistant Engineer Physics Research Laboratory Hauni-Werke Koerber & Co., Hamburg, Germany (5 months)
1984: Associate Engineer, Honeywell Test Instruments Division, Denver, CO (3 months)

Five Recent Publications

  • Zheng, S. and Longmire, E.K., 2014, Perturbing vortex packets in a turbulent boundary layer, J. Fluid Mech., 748, 368-398, (Journal Article) More Details, Request PDF
  • B.J.Gemmell, D.Adhikari, E.K.Longmire, 2014, High-resolution quantification of fluid flow reveals fish use hydrodynamic stealth to capture evasive prey, J. Royal Society Interface, 11 (909) 20130880, (Journal Article) More Details
  • E.K.Longmire, A.D.Bordoloi, 2014, Drop motion through a confining orifice, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, vol. 759, pp. 520-545, (Journal Article) More Details
  • Adhikari, D. and Longmire, E.K., 2013, Infrared tomographic PIV and 3D motion tracking system applied to aquatic predator–prey interaction, Measurement Science and Technology, 24, 024011, (Journal Article) More Details, Request PDF
  • Le, T.B., Troolin, D.R., Amatya, D., Longmire, E.K., and Sotiropoulos, F., 2013, Vortex Phenomena in Sidewall Aneurysm Hemodynamics: Experiment and Numerical Simulation, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, (Journal Article) More Details, Request PDF

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Honors and Fellowships

Vice Chair, American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics, 2015
U.S. National Committee on Theoretical & Applied Mechanics, 2011-present
Fellow, American Physical Society, 2007
Distinguished Women Scholars Award, 2007
NSF National Young Investigator, 1994 - 1999
McKnight Land-Grant Professor, 1994 - 1996
AAUW Dissertation Fellowship, 1989 - 1990
Link Energy Fellowship, 1987 - 1988
Chevron U.S.A. Fellowship in Energy Studies, 1984 - 1985
DAAD Postgraduate Fellowship, 1982 - 1983

Editorial Positions

Editor, Experiments in Fluids, 2014-present
Associate Editor, Physics of Fluids, 2008-2013
Associate Editor, Experiments in Fluids, 2003-2013
Editorial Advisory Board, International Journal of Multiphase Flow

Scientific and Professional Societies

American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics, Vice Chair, 2014
U.S. National Committee for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, 2011-2015
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Visiting Positions

2008: Tewkesbury Scholar, University of Melbourne
1999: Visiting Associate Professor, University of California/Berkeley
1998: Visiting Associate Professor, Keio University, Japan
1994: Visiting Researcher, Institut de Mécanique des Fluides de Toulouse, France (4 months)

Subjects and Courses Taught

Undergraduate
AEM 2012 -- Dynamics
AEM 4201 -- Fluid Mechanics
AEM 4202 -- Aerodynamics
AEM 4295 -- Problems in Fluid Mechanics
AEM 4602W -- Aeromechanics Laboratory
Graduate
AEM 8201 -- Fluid Mechanics I
AEM 8202 -- Fluid Mechanics II
AEM 8211 -- Theory of Turbulence I
AEM 8231 -- Molecular Gas Dynamics
AEM 8271 -- Experimental Methods in Fluid Mechanics
AEM 8295 -- Selected Topics in Fluid Mechanics
AEM 8880 -- Plan B Project
Curriculum Vitae

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