Faculty

Gretar Tryggvason

Department Head and Charles A. Miller, Jr. Distinguished Professor

Research Interests

Computations of multiphase flows. Direct numerical simulations of complex multiphase flows including heat transfer, boiling, cavitation, solidification, surfactants, and reactions. Applications to turbulent bubbly flows, atomization, additive manufacturing, and other problems. Numerical methods for tracking sharp fluid interfaces. Averaged and reduced order models of multiphase flows. Multiscale approaches to capture small-scales in multiphase flows.

Gretar Tryggvason is the Charles A. Miller, Jr. Distinguished Professor in Mechanical Engineering and head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. Tryggvason came to Johns Hopkins from the University of Notre Dame, where he was the Viola D. Hank Professor and chair of the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (2010 – 2017).  From 2002 to 2015, he served as Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Computational Physics. Tryggvason is widely recognized for his contributions to computational fluid dynamics, including to the development of methods for computations of multiphase flows, as well as for pioneering direct numerical simulations of such flows. Tryggvason received his PhD from Brown University in 1985.

 

Education

  • 1985, Ph.D. Brown University, Division of Engineering, Providence, RI
  • 1982, Sc.M. Brown University, Division of Engineering, Providence, RI
  • 1980, B.S. University of Iceland, Mechanical Engineering

Experience

  • 2017 – present: Charles A. Miller, Jr. Distinguished Professor and Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.
  • 2011 – 2017: Chair, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, IN (Interim, 3/23/2011-12/31/2011).
  • 2010 – 2017: Viola D. Hank Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, IN
  • 2002 – 2015: Editor-in-chief, Journal of Computational Physics
  • 2000 – 2010: Professor and Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, MA
  • 1993 – 1997: Associate Chairman, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • 1985 – 2000: Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. (Assistant Professor, 1985-1991; Associate Professor, 1991-1997; Professor, 1997-2000)
  • 1984 – 1985: Associate Research Scientist, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University.

Awards

  • Outstanding Paper Award. Journal of Chemical Engineering of Japan, 2014
  • Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2013
  • ASME Fluids Engineering Award, 2012
  • WPI Sigma Xi Outstanding Senior Faculty Research Award, 2006
  • The 2005 Computational Mechanics Award from the Computational Mechanics Division of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME)
  • Elected Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2005
  • Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society (Division of Fluid Dynamics), 2000
  • College Award for Service, University of Michigan, 2000
  • Best Paper Award. ASEE Annual meeting (with D. Tilbury and S.L. Ceccio), 1997
  • Departmental Award for Service, University of Michigan, 1996
  • Departmental Award for Research, University of Michigan, 1991
  • Predoctoral Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Fellow, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1983
  • Brown University Fellowships, 1980, 1981, and 1983
  • Thor Thors Special Contribution Award (The American-Scandinavian Foundation), 1980
  • Fulbright travel grant, 1980

 

Publications

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