Frank and Ora Lee Marble Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Degrees and Appointments
B.S., University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), 1987; M.S., Stanford University, 1988; Ph.D., 1994. Assistant Professor, Caltech, 1994-2000; Associate Professor, 2000-05; Professor, 2005-16; Marble Professor, 2017-.
Holly Golcher, 626-395-4229
Professor Colonius studies complex, multiscale flow phenomena and their control using theory and numerical experiments. Application areas include instabilities, sources of sound, shock and bubble dynamics, and medical applications of ultrasound and shock waves.
List of Research Areas
Fluid dynamics: global instabilities, cavitation and bubble dynamics, aerodynamic sound. Control: closed-loop flow control and reduced-order modeling. Biomedical fluid dynamics: shock-waves, lithotripsy and ultrasound. Numerical methods: interface capturing, immersed-boundary methods, high-order-accurate methods, and nonreflecting boundary conditions.