Meneveau, Charles

Mechanical Engineering

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  • 2016 - 2016:  Co-Chair, JHU Mechanical Engineering Head search committee
  • 2013 - 2013:  Visiting Professor, Università di Roma Tor Vergata, Italy
  • 2013 - 2013:  Visiting Professor, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France
  • 2013 - 2013:  Visiting Professor, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
  • 2012 - 2013:  Visiting Professor, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • 2009 - Present:  Associate Director, Institute for Data Intensive Engineering and Science (IDIES) Johns Hopkins University
  • 2009 - Present:  Deputy Director, Institute for Data Intensive Engineering and Science (IDIES)
  • 2009 - 2012:  Adjunct Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst., NY
  • 2004 - 2004:  Chair, 2004 Frenkiel Award Selection Committee, American Physical Society
  • 2003 - 2003:  Vice-Chair, 2003 Frenkiel Award Selection Committee, American Physical Society
  • 2002 - 2004:  Vice Chair, Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
  • 2001 - 2001:  Vice-Chair, 2001 Otto Laporte Award Committee, American Physical Society
  • 2001 - Present:  Professor / Secondary Appointment, WSE Environmental Health and Engineering
  • 1999 - 2000:  Visiting Professor, École Centrale de Paris, France
  • 1996 - Present:  Louis M. Sardella Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
  • 1994 - 1996:  Associate Professor, Unspecified
  • 1990 - 1994:  Assistant Professor, Unspecified
  • 1989 - 1990:  Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Turbulence Research, Stanford University / NASA Ames Research Center
  • 1989 - 1989:  Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale University
  • 1986 - 1989:  Research Assistant, Yale University
Research Areas
  • Applications of LES to enviornmental flows
  • Development of database techniques for turbulence research
  • Fractals and scaling in complex systems
  • Large-eddy simulation and and turbulence modeling
  • Theoretical, experimental, and numerical studies in turbulence
  • Wind energy and turbomachinery flows
  • 2016:  Honorary Doctorate Award
  • 2012:  Stanley Corrsin Lecturer - Johns Hopkins University
  • 2012:  Fulbright Scholar - US-Australia Fulbright Scholarship
  • 2011:  Recipient of the Julian D. Cole Award - AIAA Fluid Dynamics Committee
  • 2011:  1st Recipient of the Stanley Corrsin Award from the American Physical Society
  • 2007:  Fellow - American Academy of Mechanics
  • 2005:  The article "Scale Invariance and Turbulence Models for LES" (Annual Rev. of Fluid Mech. 2000 - with J. Katz) is recognized by ISI Science Citation Index as a "Highly Cited Article" - placing it in the top 1% within its field (March 2005)
  • 2005:  Appointed to the Louis M. Sardella Professorship in Mechanical Engineering
  • 2005:  Elected foreign corresponding member of the Chilean Academy of Sciences
  • 2004:  Received the Outstanding Publication Award for 2004 from UCAR (University Corporation for Atmospheric Research) - for co-authorship of the 2004 paper by Horst et al. in J. Atmospheric Science
  • 2003:  Recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 2003:  Fellow - American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • 2001:  2001 Franois N. Frenkiel Award for Fluid Mechanics
  • 1999:  Honorary Member - Pi Tau Sigma
  • 1998:  Fellow - American Physical Society
  • 1989:  Henry Prentiss Becton Price for Excellence in Research - Yale University
  • 1985:  Premio Federico Santa Maria - UTFSM Valparaiso - Chile


  • Meneveau C (1992).  Wavelet analysis of turbulence: the mixed energy cascade.  Wavelets fractals and Fourier transforms: new developments and new applications (ed. M. Farge, JCR Hunt & JC Vassilicos). Oxford University Press.
Book Chapters
  • Meneveau C, Shapiro C, Gayme D (2016).  A simple dynamic wake model for time dependent wind turbine yaw (abstract only).  Bulletin of the American Physical Society, Div. of Fluid Dynamics.  61(20).  97.
  • Meneveau C, Marusic I (2016).  Turbulence in the era of big data: Recent experiences with sharing large datasets.  Whither Turbulence and Big Data in the 21st Century?.
  • Meneveau C, Marusic I (2016).  Turbulence in the Era of Big Data: Recent Experiences with Sharing Large Datasets.  Whither Turbulence and Big Data in the 21st Century?.  Springer International Publishing.  497-507.
  • Meneveau C, Sarlak H, Sørensen JN, Mikkelsen R (2015).  Quantifying the impact of subgrid scale models in actuator-line based LES of wind turbine wakes in laminar and turbulent inflow.  Direct and Large-Eddy Simulation IX.  Springer.  169-175.
  • Torres-Nieves S, Maldonado V, Lebrón J, Kang H, Meneveau C, Castillo L (2012).  Free-stream turbulence effects on the flow around an S809 wind turbine airfoil.  Progress in Turbulence and Wind Energy IV.  Springer Berlin Heidelberg.  275-279.
  • Meneveau C (2011).  A Web-Services Accessible Turbulence Database and Application to A-Priori Testing of a Matrix Exponential Subgrid Model.  Progress in Wall Turbulence: Understanding and Modeling.  Springer: Wallturb international workshop.  21-27.
  • Meyers J, Meneveau C (2011).  Effect of wind-turbine surface loading on power resources in LES of large wind farms.  Direct and Large-Eddy Simulation VIII.  425 ERCOFTAC Series 15.  425-430.
  • Araya G, Castillo L, Meneveau C, Jansen K (2011).  A Multi-scale & Dynamic Method for Spatially Evolving Flows.  Progress in Wall Turbulence: Understanding and Modeling.  Springer Netherlands.  219-227.
  • Meneveau C, Calaf M, Parlange M (2011).  Large Eddy Simulation study of a fully developed thermal wind-turbine array boundary layer.  Direct and Large-Eddy Simulation VIII.  425 ERCOFTAC Series 15.  15.  239-244.
  • Graham J, Bai K, Meneveau C, Katz J (2011).  LES modeling and experimental measurement of boundary layer flow over multi-scale, fractal canopies.  Direct and Large-Eddy Simulation VIII.  425 ERCOFTAC Series 15.  15(ERCOFTAC Series).  233-238.
  • Meneveau C, Riley JJ (2011).  Stanley Corrsin.  A Journey Through Turbulence.  Cambridge University Press.  238.
  • Torres-Nieves S, Lebrón JR, Kang HS, Brzek B, Cal RB, Meneveau C, Castillo L (2010).  Effect of Isotropic Free-stream Turbulence in Favorable Pressure Gradient Turbulent Boundary Layers over a Rough Surface.  IUTAM Symposium on The Physics of Wall-Bounded Turbulent Flows on Rough Walls.  Springer Netherlands.  113-119.
  • Chamecki M, Meneveau C, Parlange MB (2010).  Large Eddy Simulation of Pollen Dispersion in the Atmosphere.  Direct and Large-Eddy Simulation VII.  Springer Netherlands.  429-436.
  • Torres-Nieves S, Brzek B, Lebrón J, Cal R, Kang H, Meneveau C, Castillo L (2009).  Isotropic Free-stream Turbulence Promotes Anisotropy in a Turbulent Boundary Layer.  Advances in Turbulence XII.  Springer Berlin Heidelberg.  581-584.
  • Araya J, Cal R, Meneveau C, Castillo L (2009).  Beyond Reynolds stress analysis of quasilaminar flows.  Advances in Turbulence XII.  Springer Berlin Heidelberg.  951-951.
  • Chester S, Meneveau C (2008).  Renormalized Numerical Simulation of Flow over Planar and 3D Fractal Trees.  IUTAM Symposium on Computational Physics and New Perspectives in Turbulence.  Springer Netherlands.  235-242.
  • Brzek B, Torres-Nieves S, Lebrón-Bosques J, Cal RB, Meneveau C, Castillo L (2008).  Highly Turbulent Freestream Over Rough Surface Turbulent Boundary Layers.  46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit.
  • Bou-Zeid E, Huwald H, Lemmin U, Selker JS, Meneveau C, Parlange MB (2007).  Atmospheric surface layer turbulence over water surfaces and sub-grid scale physics.  Advances in Turbulence XI.  Springer Berlin Heidelberg.  517-519.
  • Parlange MB, Bou-Zeid E, Huwald H, Chamecki M, Meneveau C (2007).  SNOHATS: Stratified atmospheric turbulence over snow surfaces.  Advances in Turbulence XI.  Springer Berlin Heidelberg.  520-522.
  • Chevillard L, Meneveau C (2007).  Lagrangian modeling and alignment trends of vorticity with pressure-Hessian eigendirections in turbulence.  Advances in Turbulence XI.  Springer Berlin Heidelberg.  112-114.
  • Chameckil M, Meneveau C, Parlange MB (2007).  Effects of local conditions on Smagorinsky and dynamic coefficients for LES of atmospheric turbulence.  Advances in Turbulence XI.  Springer Berlin Heidelberg.  694-696.
  • Meneveau C, Katz J (2007).  Measurements for Large-Eddy-Simulations.  Springer Handbook of Experimental Fluid Mechanics.  Springer Verlag.  830-855.
  • Meneveau C, Kumar V, Chester S, Parlange M (2007).  Progress in Large Eddy Simulation modeling of temporally and spatially complex land-atmosphere interactions.  Advances in Turbulence XI.  Springer Berlin Heidelberg.  665-672.
  • Meneveau C, Higgins C, Parlange M (2004).  Chapter 3: Energy dissipation in LES: dependence on flow structure and effects of eigenvector alignments.  Festschrift "Turbulence and convection. Scientific inspirations by Douglas K. Lilly.  Cambridge University Press.  51-69.
  • Meneveau C, Kang H, Charlette F, Averill J, Knio O, Veynante D (2002).  Challenges in Modeling Scalars in Turbulence and LES.  IUTAM Symposium on Turbulent Mixing and Combustion.  Springer Netherlands.  181-199.
  • Kang HS, Meneveau C (2001).  Experimental Measurements of Subgrid Passive Scalar Anisotropy and Universality.  Direct and Large-Eddy Simulation IV.  Springer Netherlands.  1-10.
  • Cerutti S, Meneveau C, O’Neil J, Parlange M, Porte-Agel F (1999).  Physics and modeling of small scale turbulence for large eddy simulation.  Fundamental Problematic Issues in Turbulence.  Birkhäuser Basel.  221-231.
  • Meneveau C, Prasad R, Ramshankar R, Sreenivasan K (1989).  The fractal geometry of interfaces and the multifractal distribution of dissipation in fully turbulent flows.  Fractals in Geophysics.  Birkhäuser Basel.  43-60.
Other Publications
  • Katz J, Meneveau C (2007).  Turbulence and Complex Flow Phenomena in Multi-Stage Axial Turbomachines.  DTIC Document.
  • Higgins C, Meneveau C, Parlange M (2004).  Energy dissipation in LES: dependence on flow structure and effects of eigenvector alignments.
  • Katz J, Meneveau C (2004).  Turbulence and Complex Flow Phenomena in Axial Turbomachines.  DTIC Document.
  • Katz J, Meneveau C (2001).  Instrumentation to Support PIV and HPIV Measurements in an Axial Turbomachine Flow Visualization Facility.  DTIC Document.
  • Suk KH, Meneveau C (2001).  Passive scalar anisotropy in a heated turbulent wake.
  • Adrian R, Meneveau C, Moser R, Riley J (2000).  Final Report on Turbulence Measurements for LES Workshop.  DTIC Document.
  • Katz J, Meneveau C (1998).  Instrumentation for 2D and 3D Holographic Particle Image Velocimetry in Axial Turbomachines.  JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV BALTIMORE MD DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING.
  • Meneveau C, Osborn T (1998).  Bio-Physical Coupling in Predator-Prey Interactions.  DTIC Document.
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