Recent News

  • Prof. Chamorro is part of the organizing committee and invited to talk at the Fluid Dynamics & Aerodynamics conference in London (August 2016).

  • Prof. Chamorro was invited to talk at the WINDFARMS International colloquium in Texas (May 2016).

  • Prof. Chamorro will co-chair the paper presentation in the "Engineering Science Symposium" SHPE 2016.

  • Prof. Chamorro will serve as a member of Executive Committee of the 2017 Symposium of the North American Wind Energy Academy (NAWEA 2017).

  • Dylan Harmon received the Illinois Scholars Undergraduate Research Program award (ISUR) to perform cutting-edge research in our group. Congratulations!

  • Charles Tierney was selected to receive the Swanson Environmental Sustainability Award. This award is given in honor of a student in the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering that has a great interest in the area of sustainability. Congrats!

  • Prof. Chamorro has been appointed affiliate faculty in the Department of Aerospace Engineering (January 2016)
  • Zixu (Nick) Zhang has received The MechSE Department Grant for undergraduate research. Congratulations!
  • Matt Sadowski received the Conference Travel Grant sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Research for Fall 2015. Congratulations!
  • Prof. Chamorro has been invited to give a talk at ‘Research and Innovation in STEM (RISE) Symposia’ in Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Prof. Chamorro was invited to give a lecture at the ‘2nd annual K-12 teachers clean energy workshop’, National Sequestration Education Center, Richland Community College.
  • Prof. Chamorro has been appointed to the Graduate College Postdoctoral Affairs Office Advisory Committee.
  • Prof. Chamorro has been appointed associate editor for the Journal of Energy Engineering (June 2015).
  • Graduate student Nick Tobin is this year's winner of the Hassan Aref Award. Congratulations!
  • Arpeet Kamdar received The Department Grant for undergraduate research. Congratulations!
  • Matt Sadowski received an ISUR (Illinois Scholars Undergraduate Research Program) to perform cutting-edge research in our group. Congratulations!
  • Allison Gibson received an ISUR (Illinois Scholars Undergraduate Research Program) to perform cutting-edge research in our group. Congratulations!
  • Prof. Chamorro has been invited to talk at the ‘Whither Turbulence and Big Data In the 21st Century. Understanding and Harnessing Turbulence’, which is also dedicated to honor Professor Bill George's 70th birthday (April 2015)
  • Prof. Chamorro is a new member of the editorial board of the Journal ‘Energies’ (January 2015)
  • Grad student Jin Tae has received the College Graduate Conference Travel Award to attend the APS-DFD. Congratulations!! (Sept 29, 2014)
  • Grad student Jin Tae has received the Department Schaller Travel Fund to attend the APS-DFD. Congratulations!! (Sept 29, 2014)
  • Prof. Chamorro is now affiliated to the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, UIUC (August 2014)
  • Prof. Chamorro will be Session Chair at the APS-DFD Meeting (JeTs II, Turbulence; Curvature and flow instability. Nov 23-25, 2014).
  • Grad student Jin Kim has received the Lydia I. Pickup Memorial scholarship from the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). Congratulations!! (May 6, 2014)
  • Grad student Jin Kim has received the Graduate College Clean Energy Education Fellowship. Congratulations!!. She was also one of eighteen applicants to receive honorable mention in the Link Fellowship Program.
  • Grad student Nick Tobin has received the 2014 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. Congratulations!!
  • Grad student Hyun Jin Kim attended 10th Korean-American Scientists and Engineers (KSEA) Young Generation Technical and Leadership Conference (YGTLC) in Houston, TX. She presented her research on "Near Wall Effects of an Axial-Flow Turbine" (Jan 10-12, 2014)
  • Prof. Chamorro has been invited to talk in the Symposium on Frontiers of Fluid Dynamics - A Legacy (Nov 1-3, 2013). This event will honor the 70th Birthday of Prof. Fazle Hussain, a world-class fluid dynamicist who has contributed in areas related to fluid dynamics.
  • Prof. Chamorro will be Session Chair at the APS-DFD Meeting (Nov 24-26, 2013).
  • Prof. Chamorro has been has been invited to talk at the Purdue University, Calumet (Oct 21, 2013).
  • Prof. Chamorro has been has been invited to talk at the 3rd New Energy Forum, Xi'an, China (Sept 26-28, 2013)

 

 

Our research group aims at providing fundamental insights on the role of turbulence in basic and applied problems of high interest, which can be divided in the following sub-areas:

i) structure of the boundary layer over complex topographies;

ii) wind & hydrokinetic energy technologies,

iii) scalar transport over urban and natural environments,

iv) flow-structure interaction; and

v) instrumentation for turbulence measurements.

We have developed a comprehensive research on these topics that are going to be sustained and expanded in the future. Our versatile experimental approach combines a set of state-of-the-art experimental techniques, including particle image velocimetry (PIV), computer vision, and our recently developed 3D particle tracking velocimetry (PTV). This framework allows us to study fluid dynamics from Eulerian and Lagrangian frame of references

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