Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Mechincal Science & Engineering
Other Affiliations:Applications Lead, Center for Exascale Simulation of Plasma-Coupled Combustion
URL:Research group site
Research Interests:Fluid mechanics and computational flow physics
Jonathan Freund investigates mechanical phenomena in a range of systems. Current and recent research activities include jet noise control, simulation and analysis of aeroacoustic resonances in jet engine test cells, tissue injury during shock-wave lithotripsy, the dynamics of atomically thin liquid films, the flow of large numbers of blood cells in the microcirculation, simulation of advanced solid rocket motors, thermal transport at crystal lattice boundaries, self-healing hydrodynamics in autonomic composites, and ion machining of semiconductor materials. Most of investigations utilize advanced computer simulations tools--many of which Freund's group has designed--coupled with detailed analysis.