Scholarly Interests

  • Environmental Transport Processes, Turbulent Dispersion
  • Environmental Fluid Mechanics
  • Sustainable Design (green buildings), Industrial Ecology (green products)
  • Energy efficient appliances and renewable forms of energy

One of my research interests lies at the intersection of fluid mechanics and environmental engineering, and I am particularly interested in the many ways by which naturally occurring turbulence affects the fluid's motion and disperses its contents.

Another strong interest of mine is the avoidance of environmental impacts by design, and I am a proponent of Design for Environment, Life-Cycle Assessments, and Green Architecture. This interest is mostly reflected in my teaching at Dartmouth College and lecturing abroad as well as my research on energy efficiency in air conditioning and on geothermal energy.