About

The Splash Lab seeks to unravel the physical mechanisms of fluid behaviors, through a novel 3D volumetric measurement method known as Synthetic Aperture Imaging and imbedded instrumentation (e.g., accelerometers, etc). We experimentally analyze fluid systems such as fluid-structure interactions, multi-phase flows, and free surface phenomena.  Currently, we are funded by the Office of Naval Research and the National Science Foundation to improve our imaging techniques and elucidate topics from skipping balls to projectile water entry.  Most of our projects are fun and interesting as we try to make them accessible to the public through high quality photography and video production!

Seeking PhD Candidates

We are currently looking for passionate motivated Ph.D. candidates.  Learn more about opportunities in our lab by clicking on the image on the left.  If you are interested in applying, please contact us.

To learn more about applying to Utah State University Graduate School, go to our website.

Recent News

67th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics – Splash Lab Entries

[fusion_text]We are happy to announce that we were selected as winners of the 2014 gallery of fluid motion. The contest hosts approx. 150 entries with 12 winners, which were really fun to see this year. The winning poster and video are below.  Matryoshka Cavity...
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Eggs spinning in Milk

We are proud to announce that our work on spinning spheres in a shallow bath has now been published and featured on the cover of Physics of Fluids!  When a hard-boiled egg spins through a pool of milk on the kitchen counter, the milk rises up the sides of the egg and...
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Goodbye BYU, Hello Utah State University

http://rgs.usu.edu/wp-content/uploads/main/BYUtoUSU.mp4 I hope those of you reading this have had a chance to experience the BYU Splash Lab during its short tenure, whether in person or through one of our videos. Though I must take credit for its inception, I cannot...
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2015 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award

[fusion_text]We are excited to announce that Dr. Truscott is a 2015 Office of Naval Research Recipient! The award is linked the work entitled Natural swarms and crowds: Observation and Modeling.  This grant allows the Splash Lab to do utilize our 3D imaging techniques...
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Second Annual Utah Underwater Robotics Competition

This week Splash Lab ran the 2nd annual Utah Underwater Robotics competition at the Lehi Legacy center.  The only ROV competition in the state of Utah.  Over 450 middle and elementary school-age students participated. Throughout the year dozens of volunteers traveled...
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