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!
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 the RGS website.