internships students

Caroline’s NREIP internship

Caroline secured an internship with the Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP), a summer internship program that places college students in research positions at Navy labs. Caroline decided to choose a position at NSWC-Indian Head. While she has been working in the Hydro Lab on making small amphibious devices work in both static and dynamic environments, for her summer internship, she will try her hand at computation related to detonation physics.

conference students

Amro and Deok-Hoon going to NCUR19

Amro and Deok-Hoon have been working on fabricating a small-scale, collapsible wind turbine, with the aim to optimize an array of them using machine learning. They took the initiative to write an abstract for NCUR2019 (National Conference on Undergraduate Research), which was accepted for a poster presentation (yay!) , so they will be heading to Kennesaw State in April. Sounds warm compared to Rochester!

conference students


The Rochester crew went to the annual meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics, where Leo made his conference debut with a poster about his research project. Lots of great talks, a new minisymposium session (thanks to Margaret Byron at Penn State), catching up with old friends, and dining — not swimming — with the fishes at the colossal Georgia Aquarium.

community students

SWE Girls’ Workshop

Brennen and Prof Shang volunteered with the UR chapter of SWE for the biennial workshop for K-6 girls in the Rochester area. The theme was Lights! Camera! Action! SWE, as always, did a fantastic job managing this large event. A lot of new little faces, and a lot of familiar fans!

award hedp press

Hajim Highlights

Our recent award from DOE was recently profiled in Hajim Highlights, alongside a medley of other high-energy density physics awards won by the MechE faculty. More detail here. Congratulations to all!

students summer

Hajim spotlight

On Amro Bayoumy, who is an undergrad in ME and was a Xerox Fellow this summer. Amro worked really hard, and learned firsthand how wind engineering is not so straightforward — lots of considerations to be made. Great pics in action!

hedp positions

Position available

Position available for a PhD student interested in high energy density turbulence. Click here for a detailed description and how to apply.

papers superhydrophobic

paper accepted

Jeong-Hyun’s manuscript on “Dynamics of a Flexible Superhydrophobic Surface during a Drop Impact” [pdf] has been accepted for publication in Physics of Fluids. It has also been selected as an AIP SciLight.  (Jeong-Hyun is now a Hibbitt Postdoctoral Fellow at Brown University.) Congratulations, Jeong-Hyun!

award hedp

new grant (DOE)

We will be receiving a grant from the Department of Energy’s Office of Fusion Energy Sciences to use coherent light sources to probe the dynamic properties of fluids, along with co-PIs Hussein Aluie, Riccardo Betti, and Ryan Rygg. We will be looking for a PhD student to work on this project. If you are interested in using massive lasers to study fundamental physics — who isn’t? — keep an eye for an official posting with desired qualifications.



Welcome to Amro, Caroline, and Leo, who have started working in our lab this summer! Amro is a Xerox Research Fellow, Caroline is supported with a Discover Grant and under our University Research Award, and Leo is supported by an ONR grant. Should be a fun time!