Research Groups

  • Applied Fluid Dynamics: Alternative Energy, Environmental Impact
  • Computational Acoustics and Electromagnetics
  • Combustion and Pollution
  • Computational Mechanics and Materials
  • Distributed Control and Optimization
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Fuel Cells
  • Heat and Mass Transfer
  • High-Performance Computing
  • Hypersonic Flows
  • Molecular Modeling
  • Multiphase Flows
  • Nanoscale and Microscale Engineering
  • Non-Newtonian Fluids
  • Numerical Analysis and Algorithms
  • Turbulence Physics and Modeling
  • Uncertainty Analysis

FPCE is contributing new theories, models and computational tools for accurate engineering design analysis and control of complex flows including: acoustics, chemical reactions, interactions with electromagnetic waves, plasmas, and other phenomena, of interest in aerodynamics, electronics cooling, environmental engineering, materials processing, planetary entry, propulsion and power systems, and other areas. A significant emphasis of FPCE research is on physical modeling and analysis of physical phenomena in engineering systems. FPCE students and research staff are developing new methods and tools for generation, access, display, interpretation and post-processing of large databases resulting from numerical simulations of physical systems. Research in FPCE ranges from advanced simulation of complex turbulent flows to active flow control. The FPCE faculty teach graduate and undergraduate courses in acoustics, aerodynamics, computational fluid mechanics, computational mathematics, fluid mechanics, combustion, thermodynamics and propulsion

FPCE is closely connected with theCenter for Turbulence Research (CTR), an internationally recognized institution for fundamental research on turbulence.


  • Flow Physics and Computational Engineering Group
    Stanford University
    Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
    488 Escondido Mall Building 500, Room 500B
    Stanford, CA 94305-3035