Eric Johnsen

Eric Johnsen
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering


AL (W.E. Lay Auto Lab)

1231 Beal 
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2133

(734) 647-1450


PhD, California Institute of Technology, 2008
MS, California Institute of Technology, 2002
BS, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2001

Research Interests

Fluid mechanics, with an emphasis on multiphase flow, cavitation and bubble dynamics, computational fluid dynamics, high-speed flow and shock waves, turbulence and mixing, interfacial instabilities, plasmas, and high-performance computing. Applications include biomedical engineering, energy, aeronautics, turbomachinery, naval engineering and high-energy density physics.

Honors and Awards

CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 2013
Young Investigator Award, Office of Naval Research, 2012
Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award, Oak Ridge Associated Universities, 2010
Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Center for Turbulence Research, Stanford, 2007-2009
Centennial Prize, Mechanical Engineering, Caltech, 2008

Faculty Type

Tenured and Tenure-Track

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