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Email

rigas[at]caltech.edu

Office

132 Gates-Thomas Laboratory
Mechanical & Civil Engineering
Tel: +1 626-395-4112

Research

I am a Senior Postdoctoral Research Scholar at the Computational Flow Physics Group. My research focuses on engineering science and technology at the intersection of fluid mechanics, control, energy and environment. I am interested in the fundamental understanding and control-oriented modeling of wall-bounded flows (flows around swept wings) and free-shear flows (jets, bluff body wakes), widely encountered in the aerospace and automotive industry. I am particularly interested in the development and implementation of active and passive control techniques, which reduce noise, aerodynamic drag, structural fatigue. Control schemes are evaluated through high fidelity numerical simulations and wind tunnel experiments.

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