Welcome to the
UC Berkeley Computational Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
under the direction of Professor Philip Marcus.

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Our research group is focused on the fluid dynamics of vortices, waves, turbulence, and hydrodynamic stability. Our studies are motivated by geophysics, astrophysics, physics and engineering. Our most recent research in geophysics and astrophysics has focused on:

Other problems that motivate our studies are more practical:

  • Mitigation of dangerous wake vortices shed from aircraft and high-speed trains,
  • Artificial photosynthesis,
  • Desalination of water.

Our research on fluids is carried out with large scale computations using spectral methods.

You can see examples of what our lab is working on in the Videos section of our website.