Student working on a research project.

Boundary Layer Turbulence And Transition

The purpose of this project is to understand the turbulence physics and crack the only unsolved problem in classical physics. This project has potential to expand the current knowledge base on turbulence at both low and high speeds. Students will work with graduate students for investigating the energy transfer phenomena in boundary layer turbulence with computational fluid dynamics and its related tools.

Interested students: Please send updated CV and an official transcript to Dr. James Chen at

Research Project Information

Disciplines: Mechanical Engineering; Aerospace Engineering; Engineering Physics
Student Skill-Set Needed: Linux terminal environment; Advanced fluid mechanics; Numerical methods; Motivated students
Compensation: Academic Credit, Volunteer
Available: Fall, Spring


For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:

Faculty Member: James Chen
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Mechanical And Aerospace Engineering
Office: 325 Jarvis Hall
Phone: (716) 645-3162