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Olivier Desjardins promoted to Full Professor
Olivier Desjardins was promoted to Full Professor.
Desjardins joined the Sibley School in 2011 as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2015. Prior that he was an Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder – where he joined the faculty in 2008 - the same year he obtained his Ph.D. from Stanford.
Since joining Cornell, Desjardins has developed an excellent internationally recognized program in computational modeling of multiphase flows focusing on particle-laden and liquid-gas turbulence. He has had many accomplishments and impacts over that time including his NGA code for large-eddy simulation which is now used by over 100 different researchers in academia and industry worldwide. Since 2016 Desjardins has been PI on the ONR Multi University Research Initiative "Multiphysics Control of Spray Formation and Dispersion" which engages researchers from UIUC, UF, UW, ISU and industry. He has also received numerous awards including the NSF CAREER, CoE Research Excellence Award, and the ICMF award recognizing his contributions to multiphase flow research.