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Larsson, Johan

Larsson, Johan

Associate Professor
Member, Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation
Mechanical Engineering
3149 Glenn L. Martin Hall
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EDUCATION

  • PhD, University of Waterloo, Canada  (2006)
  • MSc, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden  (2002)
  • BSc, Lund Institute of Technology, Sweden  (1999)

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • E. Robert Kent Outstanding Teaching Award for Junior Faculty  (2019)
  • NSF CAREER Award  (2015)
  • Best MSc Thesis in the ME Department  (2015; to student Andrew Trettel)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Physical Society
  • American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Associate Editor for AIAA Journal  (2017-2020)

 

Dr. Larsson has broad interests within the fields of fluid mechanics, turbulence, combustion and predictive computational science. His interests range from the very fundamental to the rather applied: his ideal research question is one which solves a highly applied problem through a rigorous and creative fundamental approach. Large-scale simulations on thousands of processors are an important tool in this research, enabling detailed turbulence simulations or quantification of simulation uncertainties. Current project topics include: enabling large eddy simulation to be applied at realistic (high) Reynolds numbers through approximate wall-modeling; developing grid-adaptation techniques for turbulence simulations; developing models for transcritical combustion; and developing physics-based uncertainty quantification approaches for complex multi-physics systems.

Burgers Program Features Topics in Turbulence

Graduate students from 30 universities and 7 countries come to College Park.

Larsson Named Associate Editor of AIAA Journal

Larsson will serve in this new role through 2020.

Joint UMD/NAVAIR Workshop Addressed Future of Turbulence Simulations for Aerospace Applications

Two-day workshop focused on the future of turbulence simulations for aerospace applications attracts attendees across government, academe and industry.

Larsson Receives NSF CAREER Award

Larsson targets turbulent flows to improve future modeling capabilities.

Two Mechanical Engineering Professors Publish Articles Among Most Read in Physics of Fluids in 2012

Assistant Professor Johan Larsson and Professor Emeritus James Wallace published articles in Physics of Fluids among the most read last year.

Johan Larsson joins Department of Mechanical Engineering

Research areas include fluid mechanics, turbulence, combustion and computational science.