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Manoochehr Koochesfahani

University Distinguished Professor

Mechanical Engineering (ME), College of Engineering

Engr Rsch Complex, 1449 Engineering Research Ct Room A131


Turbulent shear flows and turbulent mixing, unsteady fluid mechanics and aerodynamics, optical diagnostics techniques, molecular tagging diagnostics, Quantum Dot (QD) imaging of fluid flow.


Ph.D., Aeronautics, Caltech 1984

M.S., Aeronautics, Caltech 1978

B.S., Aeronautical Engr., Rensselaer Poly. Inst. 1977


Measurement Science & Technology Outstanding Paper Award 2006

AIAA Associate Fellow, 2002

Fellow of the American Physical Society, 2008


Bohl, D.G. and Koochesfahani, M.M., "MTV Measurements of the Vortical Field in the Wake of an Airfoil Pitching at High Reduced Frequency," J. Fluid Mech., Volume 620 (2009), pages 63-88.

Pouya, S., Koochesfahani, M., Greytak, A., Bawendi, M., and Nocera, D. [2008] "Experimental Evidence of Diffusion-Induced Bias in Near-Wall Velocimetry Using Quantum Dot Measurements," Exp Fluids, 44, 1035-1038.

Koochesfahani, M. M. and Nocera, D. G. [2007], "Molecular tagging velocimetry," Handbook of Experimental Fluid Mechanics, Springer-Verlag.

Koochesfahani, M., Lum, C., Pouya, S., and Hu, H. [2006], "Imaging Flow, Transport, and Mixing in Microflows Using Molecular Tagging Diagnostics," Invited Paper, Proceedings of the 15th U.W. National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, June 25-30, 2006, Boulder, Colorado, F3a-3.