Meet the Editors in Chief and the Associate Editors

C. Tropea

C. Tropea graduated from the University of Toronto in Engineering Sciences (1976), completed his Dr.-Ing. at the Technical University of Karlsruhe (1982) and his Habilitation in Fluid Mechanics at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (1991). He took his current position at the Institute of Fluid Mechanics and Aerodynamics at the Technical University of Darmstadt in 1997. His research interests include Optical Measurement Techniques in Fluid Mechanics, Interfacial Transport Phenomena, Atomization and Spray Processes and Unsteady Aerodynamics. He is presently a member of the Scientific Commission of the Council of Science and Humanities in Germany.

E. Longmire

E. Longmire received an A.B. in physics (1982) from Princeton University and M.S. (1985) and Ph.D. (1991) degrees in mechanical engineering from Stanford University.  Since 1990, she has taught and directed research in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics at the University of Minnesota.  Her research interests include single- and multi-phase transitional and turbulent flows, interfacial effects in multi-fluid flows, and development of measurement and analysis techniques.  She is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and previously served as Chair of the American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics (2016).

J. Westerweel

J. Westerweel obtained is M.Sc. degree in applied physics in 1988 at the Delft University of Technology, where he also obtained in Ph.D. degree in 1993. He then became an Research Fellow at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, and worked as a visiting scholar at Stanford University, the California Institute of Technology, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 2001 he was appointed as a Anhoni van Leeuwenhoek professor at the Delft University of Technology, and since 2005 he holds the fluid mechanics chair at the Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering. His research interests are turbulence, dispersed multiphase flows, microfluidics, biological fluid dynamics, and the fluid dynamics of sports.

H. Babinsky

H. Babinsky studied Aerospace Engineering at Stuttgart University in Germany. He obtained a PhD in hypersonic aerodynamics from Cranfield University (UK) in 1994. After 18 months as Research Associate at the Shock Wave Research Centre of Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan he returned to the UK to take up a position at the University of Cambridge. He is now Deputy Head of the Engineering Department, Professor of Aerodynamics and Chair of the Fluids Group as well as a Fellow of Magdalene College. His main areas of research are in the field of experimental aerodynamics and associated measurement techniques in high- and low-speed flows.


J. Boree

J. Borée graduated from "Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l'Aéronautique et de l'espace" (Sup’Aero 1986), completed his Dr.-Ing (1990) and his Habilitation in Fluid Mechanics (1999) at Institut de Mécanique de Fluides de Toulouse (IMFT - CNRS). He took his current position at the Institute PPRIME (CNRS) and « Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Mécanique et d’Aérotechnique – ENSMA » in Poitiers in 2001. His research interests include internal and external turbulent aerodynamics. Detection of unsteady flow structures. Drag reduction using wake active control. He is presently deputy director of the institute and a member of comité national of CNRS.

L. Cattafesta

L. Cattafesta III is currently a University Eminent Scholar and Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering. He received a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1986 from Penn State, a MS degree in Aeronautics from MIT in 1988, and a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1992 from Penn State.  In 1992, he joined High Technology Corporation as a Research Scientist at NASA Langley Research Center.  He joined the University of Florida as an Assistant Professor in 1999 and was promoted to an Associate and Full Professor in 2003 and 2008, respectively, before joining Florida State in 2012.  His research interests include experimental fluid dynamics, active flow control, and aeroacoustics.  He is an Associate Fellow of AIAA, a Fellow of ASME and APS, and a member of ASA.

A. Dreizler

A. Dreizler graduated from the University at Heidelberg in Physics (1992) and earned his PhD in Physical Chemistry at the same University. He completed his habilitation in 2002 in Combustion at the Technische Universität Darmstadt. Prof. Dreizler was appointed as chair of the Institute Reactive Flows and Diagnostics at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, TU Darmstadt, in 2008. His research interests include Applied Spectroscopy, Optical Diagnostics, Turbulent Reactive Flows, Fundamental Problems in Combustion. In 2014 he was awarded with the Wilhelm Gottfried Leibniz Price.

B. Ganapathisubramani

B. Ganapathisubramani completed his undergraduate degree at IIT Madras (1999) and his MS and PhD at the University of Minnesota (2004). He was a postdoctoral researcher at University of Texas at Austin (2004-2006) and a Lecturer at Imperial College London (2007- 2011). He moved to Southampton as a Senior Lecturer in 2011 and became a Professor in 2014. His research interests are in experimental investigation of turbulent shear flows, unsteady aerodynamics, fluid- structure interactions and multiphase flows.

C. Kaehler

C. Kaehler received his Physics Diplom Degree from the Technical University Clausthal in 1997, his PhD in Physics from the Georg August University of Göttingen in 2004 and his Habilitation from the Technical University in Brunswick in 2008. In 2008 he became Professor for Fluid Dynamics and was appointed director of the Institute of Fluid Mechanics and Aerodynamics of the Bundeswehr University Munich. His research covers a broad range of topics involving the development of optical measurement techniques on the micro and macro scale in order to further investigate complex phenomenon in microfluidics and turbulent flows at subsonic, transonic, and supersonic conditions. He co-authored the 3rd edition of the book Particle Image Velocimetry – A Practical Guide.

K. D. Kihm

K. D. Kihm received his Ph.D. degree in fluid-particle interactions from Stanford University in 1987, and then, he worked as Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor at Texas A&M University for the next 16 years. He took his current position as Magnavox Chair Professor at the University of Tennessee in 2004. His research interests include Near- Field Fluidic and Thermal Transport, Nanomaterial Surface Interaction with Fluids, and Neutron Radiography of Extreme Fluids for Hypersonic Applications. He is a Fellow of ASME. He prefers to spend his relaxing time in woodworking and car tuning.

Y. Murai

Y. Murai graduated from Kanazawa University in Mechanical Engineering (1991), completed his Dr. Eng. at the University of Tokyo (1996). After working as research associate at Fukui University (1995-2000) and Imperial College London (2001-2002), he moved Hokkaido University (2003) and took his current position at Laboratory for Flow Control, Hokkaido University, Japan in 2010. His research interests include Optical and Ultrasonic Flow Visualization for Fluids Engineering in the field of Gas-liquid two-phase flows, Wind tunnel experiments, and Boundary layer flow control. He is presently a member of the Technical Innovation Center of Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers in Japan.

Jinjun Wang

Jinjun Wang is the Director of Institute of Fluid Mechanics at BUAA and the Director of Fluid Mechanics Key Laboratory, Ministry of Education of China. He received his Bachelor and Master degrees from Wuhan University of Hydraulic and Electric Engineering in 1983 and 1986, respectively. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from Tsinghua University in 1990, and he was a postdoctoral fellow in BUAA during 1990-1991. Since 1993, he has been a full professor in BUAA. He was the head of Department of Aircraft Design and Applied Mechanics (1997-2003) in BUAA. He is the recipient of National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) for Outstanding Youth Scientist Award (2004) and the Yangtze River Scholar Award (Distinguished Professor) from the Ministry of Education of China (2009). He is also the associate editor of Journal of Aircraft, Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Letters, and the editorial board members of Science China: Technological Sciences, Acta Mechanica Sinica and Chinese Journal of Aeronautics. He organized 4th International Conference on Experimental Fluid Mechanics in 2014 and 14th Asian Symposium on Visualization in 2017. He has published more than 150 papers in international archival Journals in Flow control, Turbulence, Aircraft Aerodynamics, including Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Physics of Fluids, Progress in Aerospace Sciences, AIAA Journal and Experiments in Fluids.

A. Yarin

A. Yarin MSc-1977 (in Applied Physics), PhD (in Physics and Mathematics)- 1980, DSc (Habilitation, in Physics and Mathematics)-1989. Affiliations: The Institute for Problems in Mechanics of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, Moscow (1977-1990); Professor at The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (1990-2006; Eduard Pestel Chair Professor in Mechanical Engineering at The Technion in 1999-2006); Distinguished Professor at The University of Illinois at Chicago, USA (2006-present);

Fellow of the American Physical Society. Prof. Yarin is the author of 4 books, 12 book chapters, 323 research papers, and 10 patents. Prof. Yarin was the Fellow of the Rashi Foundation, The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, and was awarded Gutwirth Award, Hershel Rich Prize and the Prize for Technological Development for Defense against Terror of the American-Technion Society. He is one of the three co-Editors of “Springer Handbook of Experimental Fluid Mechanics”, 2007, and the Associate Editor of the journal “Experiments in Fluids”.

M. Yoda

M. Yoda received her B.S. in Engineering and Applied Science from the California Institute of Technology and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University. She is a Professor in the Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and Fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.  Her current research interests include microscale and interfacial optical diagnostic techniques, microfluidics, colloid science, the thermal- hydraulics of fusion energy, Marangoni convection, and interfacial transport.