I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at McGill University. I gained my PhD from Imperial College London, UK, where I experimentally investigated the effects of upstream/boundary conditions (via geometrical manipulations) on turbulent axisymmetric wakes and engineering applications of such changes. I consider myself to be a very pro-active individual, always looking for new and innovative ways to address not only my research interests, but the manner in which science is communicated and taught to students - see, for example, the article I wrote for blogs.nature.com about fractals.
My research focuses on experimentally examining both fundamental and applied aspects of turbulent shear flows. I am particularly interested in turbulence and the role it plays in various environmental and engineering situations, as well as a physical understanding of turbulence itself. Of primary interest is how the initial/upstream conditions determine the large-scale (coherent) structures and small-scale properties of the turbulence field, which in turn can influence a number of other fluid properties.
Measurements of passive scalar diffusion downstream of regular and fractal grids
Journal of Fluid Mechanics
800(8), pp 358-386 (2016)
J. Nedić and S. Tavoularis
Last Updated August 2016