Turbulence Research Group

About Us

We are a research group in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of California, Los Angeles directed by Professor John Kim. Our work is primarily focused on the study of turbulence and stability. We have a long history of studying incompressible flow and have recently begun studying compressible flow problems. All of our work is carried out numerically with computational fluid dynamic (CFD) codes which are written in house. Our current research interests include:

  • Real gas effects on compressible turbulent boundary-layer flow
  • Drag reduction through the use of superhydrophobic surfaces on incompressible turbulent boundary-layer flow
  • The effects of distributed roughness on compressible turbulent boundary-layer flow

Contact Info

We are located in room 47-112 in Engineering IV, south of Bruin Plaza on the UCLA campus.

Lab phone: (310) 825-0875
Department fax: (310) 206-4830
Mailing address:

47-112 Engineering IV
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University of California, Los Angeles
420 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1597

Additional contact info is available on the Members page.

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