LAB Announcements

  • Spring MATERHORN-X Field campaign is a success!
  • NSF Summer Student Program University of Minnesota-Duluth
  • Scott Speckart successfully defended his PhD on Monday April 29, 2013.
  • BLLAST field experiment video is now available here.
  • Sustainability growing at the U with the GCSC

Spotlight

Sean Moran

Sean Moran

Hometown: Cheyenne, Wy

Undergraduate: Gonzaga University

Program: MS (Graduated May 2012)

Current Position: Engineer - TD Williamson

Research Interests: Environmental Fluid Dynamics (experimental and computational) with a focus on momentum transport, particle (PM10 and PM2.5) transport and deposition, atmospheric turbulence, turbulent mixing and deposition of scalars with variable atmospheric stability, wind tunnel and field testing of turbulence within vegetative canopies (porous medium), grid-generated isotropic turbulence, sonic anemometry, and hot-wire anemometry. Additional research interests include Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV), Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), and Large-Eddy Simulation (LES).

Publications:
S.M. Moran, E.R. Pardyjak, J.M. Veranth, "The Role of Turbulence in Enhancing Deposition", (2012) Phys. Fluids, (publication under review)
S.M. Moran, E.R. Pardyjak, J.M. Veranth "Developing strategies for fugitive dust mitigation and transport flux using native vegetative windbreaks for dust control,” Paper #16, Air and Waste Management 104th Annual Conference and Exhibition, Orlando, FL, June 21, 2011.

Contact: sean.moran@utah.edu

Environmental Fluid Dynamics Lab

Understanding Flows in the World Around Us

The work done at the Environmental Fluid Dynamics Laboratory at the University of Utah attempts to further the understanding of transport phoenomena in the natural world. To this end, the laboratory employs a variety of state of the art scientific investigation techniques including: large scale field measurements (both Urban and Natural Environment), numerical modeling and simulation, and laboratory scale measurements. The laboratory is situated in beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah in the foothills of the Wasatch mountains.

Research Interests