Welcome to the Boundary Layers and Turbulence (BLT) Lab at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering led by incoming Assistant Professor Tirtha Banerjee. We will open in Fall, 2019.
Research Statement: Exchange of scalar (such as carbon dioxide, heat or trace gases), momentum and energy between the atmosphere and the elements of the ecosystem such as land, vegetation and water is controlled by turbulence or multi-scale organized eddy motions. Our core research interest lies in identifying the governing laws of such interactions across a wide range of spatial and temporal scales using a variety of theoretical, numerical and experimental tools.
Research opportunities: We are actively looking for a motivated Ph.D. student and a postdoctoral scholar, beginning fall 2019. Prospective candidates are requested to go through the research and publications pages and contact Dr. Banerjee directly.