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Gretar Tryggvason

Gretar Tryggvason

Viola Hank Endowed Chair and Department Chairman

Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

Viola Hank Endowed Chair and Department Chairman
College of Engineering

Email: gtryggva@nd.edu

Phone: 574-631-7148

Office: 365 Fitzpatrick Hall

Education

Ph.D, Brown University 1985

Sc.M., Brown University, 1982

B.S., University of Iceland, 1980

Biography

Gretar Tryggvason is the Viola D. Hank Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Notre Dame. He moved from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where he was the Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, in 2010. Tryggvason received his doctorate from Brown University in 1985 and spent a year as a postdoctoral researcher at the Courant Institute. After fifteen years as a professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics at the University of Michigan, he moved to WPI in 2000. He has also held short term visiting positions at Caltech, NASA Lewis Engineering Research Center, University of Marseilles, and University of Paris VI. Professor Tryggvason is well known for his research on numerical simulations of multiphase and free-surface flows, vortex flows, and flows with phase changes. He is an active member of several professional societies, a fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Computational Physics.

Publications

  • G. Tryggvason, R. Scardovelli and S. Zaleski. "Direct Numerical Simulations of Gas-Liquid Multiphase Flows." Cambridge University Press, 2011.
  • L. Lu and G. Tryggvason. "Effect of Bubble Deformability in Turbulent Bubbly Upflow in a Vertical Channel." Physics of Fluids, 20 040701 (2008). Also selected for the May 12, 2008 issue of Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology.
  • S. Radl, A. Koynov, G. Tryggvason, and J. G. Khinast. "DNS-based Prediction of the Selectivity of Fast Multiphase Reactions: Hydrogenation of Nitroarenes." Chem Eng Sci. 63 (2008), 3279-3291.
  • A. Prosperetti and G. Tryggvason (editors and main contributors). "Computational Methods for Multiphase Flow." Cambridge University Press, 2007. Paperback edition 2009. Reviewed in: J. Fluid Mech., 603 (2008), 474-475; Int'l. J. Multiphase Flow, 34 (2008), 1096-1097.
  • J. Lu, A. Fernandez, and G. Tryggvason. "The effect of bubbles on the wall shear in a turbulent channel flow." Physics of Fluids 17 (2005), 095102 (12 pages)

Summary of Activities/Interests

Multiphase and Free Surface Flows

Phase Changes, including Boiling and Solidification

Vortex Flows and Combustion

Numerical Methods

News

Notre Dame Mechanical Engineer Gretar Tryggvason Named AAAS Fellow

December 2, 2013

Gretar Tryggvason, Viola D. Hank Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and department chair at the University of Notre Dame, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in honor of his efforts toward advancing science applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished.

Notre Dame mechanical engineer Gretar Tryggvason named AAAS Fellow

November 26, 2013

Gretar Tryggvason, Viola D. Hank Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and department chair at the University of Notre Dame, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in honor of his efforts toward advancing science applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished.

Notre Dame Center Named National Nuclear Security Administration Center of Excellence

July 8, 2013

The University’s Center for Shock Wave-processing of Advanced Reactive Materials (C-SWARM) was named a Single-Discipline Center by NNSA and will receive $1.6 million per year for five years under NNSA’s Predictive Science Academic Alliance Program II (PSAAP II) agreement.

Notre Dame Center Named National Nuclear Security Administration Center of Excellence

July 1, 2013

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has selected a University of Notre Dame center as one of six new centers of excellence whose primary focus will be on the emerging field of predictive science. The University’s Center for Shock Wave-processing of Advanced Reactive Materials (C-SWARM) was named a Single-Discipline Center by NNSA and will receive $1.6 million per year for five years under NNSA’s Predictive Science Academic Alliance Program II (PSAAP II) agreement.

Tryggvason to Receive Fluids Engineering Award

July 9, 2012

Gretar Tryggvason, the Viola D. Hank professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering and department chair at the University of Notre Dame, has been named the recipient of Fluids Engineering Award by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

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