Professor Joseph Klewicki

  • Room: Level: 04 Room: 404
  • Building: Engineering Block D
  • Campus: Parkville

Biography

Professor Joe Klewicki is Head of the School of Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure (EMI) Engineering in the Melbourne School of Engineering at The University of Melbourne. He is a Fellow of both the American Physical Society and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and a Distinguished Alumnus of the Michigan State University (MSU) Department of Mechanical Engineering.

As a researcher, Prof Klewicki specialises in experimental methods in fluid mechanics, turbulent and unsteady flows, vorticity dynamics, boundary layers, and atmosphere surface layer phenomena. He received his BS (1983), MS (1985) and PhD (1989) degrees from MSU, Georgia Tech and MSU respectively.

Professional experience
2018 - current: Head of School (EMI), University of Melbourne
2016 - 2017: Faculty Member, Integrated Applied Mathematics Program, University of New Hampshire
2015 - current: Member, Australian Research Council College of Experts
2012 - current: Associate Editor, International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow
2011 - current: Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Melbourne
2005 - 2017: Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of New Hampshire
2005 - 2010: Dean, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of New Hampshire
2001 - 2005: Professor and Chair (Head), Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Utah
1996 - 2001: Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Utah
1990 - 1996: Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Utah
1989 - 1990: Research Associate, Turbulence Structure Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University

Recent publications

  1. Zimmerman S, Philip J, Monty J, Talamelli A, Marusic I, Ganapathisubramani B, Hearst RJ, Bellani G, Baidya R, Samie M, Zheng X, Dogan E, Mascotelli L, Klewicki J. A comparative study of the velocity and vorticity structure in pipes and boundary layers at friction Reynolds numbers up to 10(4). JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS. Cambridge University Press. 2019, Vol. 869. DOI: 10.1017/jfm.2019.182
  2. Zhou A, Klewicki J, Pirozzoli S. Properties of the scalar variance transport equation in turbulent channel flow. PHYSICAL REVIEW FLUIDS. American Physical Society. 2019, Vol. 4, Issue 2. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevFluids.4.024606
  3. Mitchell BR, Klewicki J, Korkolis YP, Kinsey BL. The transient force profile of low-speed droplet impact: measurements and model. JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS. Cambridge University Press. 2019, Vol. 867. DOI: 10.1017/jfm.2019.141
  4. Bautista JCC, Ebadi A, White C, Chini GP, Klewicki J. A uniform momentum zone-vortical fissure model of the turbulent boundary layer. JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS. Cambridge University Press. 2018, Vol. 858. DOI: 10.1017/jfm.2018.769
  5. Philip J, Zimmerman S, Marino N, Klewicki J. Downstream Recovery of Turbulence Kinetic Energy in the Wake of a Turbulent Boundary Layer Wing-Body Junction Flow. 21st Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference. 2018.
  6. Elsnab J, Monty J, White CM, Koochesfahani MM, Klewicki J. High-fidelity measurements in channel flow with polymer wall injection. JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS. Cambridge University Press. 2018, Vol. 859. DOI: 10.1017/jfm.2018.873
  7. Mitchell BR, Klewicki J, Shwaery G, Korkolis YP, Kinsey BL. ON THE COMPARISON BETWEEN A LIQUID JET AND A DROPLET TRAIN. 13th ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference. ASME International. 2018, Vol. 4. DOI: 10.1115/MSEC2018-6625
  8. White CM, Dubief Y, Klewicki J. Properties of the mean momentum balance in polymer drag-reduced channel flow. JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS. Cambridge University Press. 2018, Vol. 834. DOI: 10.1017/jfm.2017.721
  9. Kevin K, Philip J, Monty J, Klewicki J. Reproducing AS/NZS terrain-type wind profiles in a short-fetch wind-tunnel. Nineteenth Australasian Wind Engineering Society Workshop. 2018.
  10. Elsnab J, Zhen M, Philip J, Klewicki J. Vortex Rings in a Stratified Fluid. 21st Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference. 2018.
  11. Chini GP, Montemuro B, White CM, Klewicki J. A self-sustaining process model of inertial layer dynamics in high Reynolds number turbulent wall flows. PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY A-MATHEMATICAL PHYSICAL AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES. Royal Society of London. 2017, Vol. 375, Issue 2089. DOI: 10.1098/rsta.2016.0090
  12. Morrill-Winter C, Philip J, Klewicki J. An invariant representation of mean inertia: theoretical basis for a log law in turbulent boundary layers. JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS. Cambridge University Press. 2017, Vol. 813. DOI: 10.1017/jfm.2016.875
  13. Squire D, Hutchins N, Morrill-Winter C, Schultz MP, Klewicki J, Marusic I. Applicability of Taylor's hypothesis in rough and smooth-wall boundary layers. JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS. Cambridge University Press. 2017, Vol. 812. DOI: 10.1017/jfm.2016.832
  14. Zimmerman S, Morrill-Winter C, Klewicki J. Design and implementation of a hot-wire probe for simultaneous velocity and vorticity vector measurements in boundary layers. EXPERIMENTS IN FLUIDS. Springer Verlag. 2017, Vol. 58, Issue 10. DOI: 10.1007/s00348-017-2433-8
  15. Elsnab J, Monty J, White CM, Koochesfahani MM, Klewicki J. Efficacy of single-component MTV to measure turbulent wall-flow velocity derivative profiles at high resolution. EXPERIMENTS IN FLUIDS. Springer Verlag. 2017, Vol. 58, Issue 9. DOI: 10.1007/s00348-017-2410-2

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