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Research Areas Experimental fluid mechanics Turbulence and turbulent multiphase flow Dusty flow and particle-laden flow Environmental fluid dynamics Lagrangian particle tracking Physiological flow Animal collective behaviors and Complex system

Rui Ni is an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. His research focuses on the fundamental science of turbulence and multi-phase flows that involve more than one phase (i.e. liquid, solid, or gas) and has applications in next-generation energy systems, environmental engineering, and physiological flows in the human body.

Ni earned his PhD in physics from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2011. He worked as a postdoctoral scholar at Yale University and Wesleyan University before joining Penn State University in 2015, where he held the Kenneth Kuan-Yun Kuo Early Career Professorship in mechanical engineering. In 2017, he received the NSF CAREER Award in fluid dynamics and the ACS-PRF New Investigator Award.