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Welcome to the McKeon Research Group

The McKeon group specializes in experimental and theoretical fluid mechanics, in particular:

Modeling and control of wall-bounded flows using smart, morphing surfaces  Resolvent analysis as a tool for modeling turbulent, transitional and controlled flows; rigorous, system-level tools for understanding flow physics and design of flow control schemes.

Data assimilation techniques for engineering flows Fusion of experimental and computational data for improved modeling and control of complex flows and geometries.

Measurement, definition and description of high Reynolds number wall turbulence Interdisciplinary approaches to experimental flow manipulation for performance enhancement and understanding of fundamental flow physics; application of new materials to flow control.


  • Prof. McKeon has moved to the Mechanical Engineering Department at Stanford University.    1/1/23 
  • Current and past members of the McKeon group gathered for a group dinner at the APS-DFD meeting in Indianapolis.   11/21/22
  • Prof. Shan Zhong of the University of Manchester spent a short sabbatical in the group.   11/12/22

Research Highlights

Familiar Patterns in Strongly Viscoelastic Turbulence [More]
Systematic Design of Feedback Flow Control for Turbulent Drag Reduction [More]