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Joseph W. Nichols
Assistant Professor

Joseph Nichols

Contact information
Office: 216 Akerman Hall
Phone: 612-626-5496
E-mail: jwn (at) umn.edu

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Professor Nichols’ research spans a variety of fields. His doctoral work focused on simulation and analysis of turbulent reacting flows. While at Ecole Polytechnique, his research included absolute vs. convective instability, weakly nonlinear/nonparallel stability theory, global mode decomposition, secondary instability and Floquet analysis, adjoint-based methods for non-normal flow systems, dynamic mode decomposition, optimal perturbations and developing reduced order models for active flow control. At Stanford, Professor Nichols’ work included extreme-scale LES (large eddy stimulation) and computational aeroacoustics.

Degrees

B.S., Computer Science, Pacific Lutheran University, 1999
B.S., Computer Engineering, Pacific Lutheran University, 1999
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington, 2001
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington, 2005

Experience

2013 - current: Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics, University of Minnesota
2011 - 2013: Research Associate, Center for Turbulence Research, Stanford University
2009 - 2011: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Center for Turbulence Research, Stanford University
2006 - 2008: Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Laboratoire d'Hydrodynamique (LadHyX), Ecole Polytechnique
2001 - 2005:  Pre-Doctoral Research Associate, Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Washington
2001: Research Assistant, Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Washington

Five Recent Publications

  • Bres, G.A., Ham, F.E., Nichols, J.W., Lele, S.K., 2017, Unstructured large eddy simulations of supersonic jets, AIAA Journal, (Journal Article) More Details
  • Jeun, J., Nichols, J.W., Jovanovic, M.R., 2016, Input-output analysis of high-speed axisymmetric isothermal jet noise, Physics of Fluids, 28(4):047101, (Journal Article) More Details
  • Nichols, J.W., Larsson, J., Bernardini, M., Pirozzolli, S., 2016, Stability and modal analysis of shock/boundary layer interactions, Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics, (Journal Article) More Details
  • Jeun, J., Nichols, J.W., Jovanovic, M.R., 2016, Input-output analysis of heated axisymmetric turbulent jets, AIAA, Paper 2016-2934, (Journal Article) More Details
  • Shrestha, P., Hildebrand, N., Dwivedi, A., Nichols, J.W., Jovanovic, M.R., Candler, G.V., 2016, Interaction of an oblique shock with a transitional Mach 5.65 boundary layer, AIAA, Paper 2016-3647, (Journal Article) More Details

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Honors and Fellowships

Louis and Katherine Marsh Memorial Fellowship, University of Washington, 2002

Subjects and Courses Taught

Undergraduate
AEM 2011 -- Statics
AEM 4201 -- Fluid Mechanics
Graduate
AEM 8202 -- Fluid Mechanics II
AEM 8207 -- Hydrodynamic Stability

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