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Ivan Marusic

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Ivan Marusic 

Selected Research Topics

Turbulent shear flows. High Reynolds number flows, including atmospheric flows. Experimental measurement techniques in fluid mechanics. Physical modeling of wall turbulence using the attached eddy hypothesis. Experimental measurements for improved Large-Eddy Simulation. Wind tunnel design. Efficient analysis tools for large datasets. Sensors using shape memory materials. Wind energy harvesting using PVDF and other materials.

Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering), University of Melbourne, Australia, 1992.
B.E. (Hons) Mech, University of Melbourne, Australia, 1987.

Honors and Awards
Australian Postgraduate Research Award, 1987-1991.
McKnight Land-Grant Professorship (University of Minnesota) 2000-2002.
Taylor Career Development Award (Teaching, University of Minnesota) 2002
National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2000-2004.
Packard Fellowship in Engineering and Science, 2001-2006

Five Recent Publications
Heuer, W.D.C., & Marusic, I. (2005) "Turbulence wall-shear stress sensor for the atmospheric surface layer," Meas. Sci. Tech. 16, 1644-1649.
Ganapathisubramani, B., Hutchins, N., Hambleton, W.T., Longmire,
E. K. & Marusic, I. (2005) "Investigation of large-scale coherence in a turbulent boundary layer using two-point correlations," J. Fluid Mech. 524, 57-80.
Hutchins, N., Hambleton, W.T., & Marusic, I. (2005) "Inclined cross-stream stereo PIV measurements in turbulent boundary layers,"J. Fluid Mech. In press.
Kunkel, G.J., & Marusic, I. (2005) Study of the near-wall-turbulent region of the high-Reynolds-number boundary layer using an atmospheric flow," J. Fluid Mech. In press.
Nickels, T.B., Marusic, I., Hafez, S., & Chong, M.S. (2005) "Evidence of
the -1-law in a high Reynolds number turbulent boundary layer," Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 074501.

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