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Olivier Desjardins promoted

Monday, June 1, 2015

Olivier Desjardins

Olivier Desjardins promoted to Associate Professor starting July 1, 2015.  Congratulations!


Dr. Desjardins joined the Cornell MAE faculty in July 2011. Prior to that, he was on the Mechanical Engineering faculty at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He holds a Master of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics from ENSAE (Supaero), Toulouse, France, and in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. He graduated from Stanford University in June 2008 with a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering. His doctoral research on numerical methods for accurate simulations of reactive multiphase turbulent flows and on liquid atomization was performed under the guidance of Prof. Heinz Pitsch at the Center for Turbulence Research.

Research Interests

Dr. Desjardins' research focuses on large-scale numerical modeling of turbulent reacting multiphase flows with industrial application. Using world-class parallel computers, his group develops numerical methods and models to investigate the multi-scale and multi-physics fluid mechanics problems that arise in a range of engineering devices, such as combustors or biomass reactors.

High-fidelity computational techniques such as large-eddy simulations and direct numerical simulations are at the heart of Dr. Desjardins' research. By enabling the exploration of complex non-linear flow physics from first principles, these techniques have the potential to guide the development of highly optimized energy and propulsion systems.

Teaching Interests

Fluid dynamics, Turbulence, Multiphase flows, Computational fluid dynamics.

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