Freund Elected as APS Fellow

2011-10-06

AE Prof. Jonathan B. Freund has been elected as a Fellow of the American Physical Society.

Freund has been cited for “his pioneering and incisive numerical simulation studies of atomic-scale and biological flows, free shear flow turbulence, and jet aeroacoustics.”

His group investigates mechanical phenomena in a range of systems. Current and recent research activities include:

  •  jet noise control
  • simulation and analysis of aeroacoustic resonances in jet engine test cells
  • tissue injury during shock-wave lithotripsy
  • the dynamics of atomically thin liquid films
  • the flow of large numbers of blood cells in the microcirculation
  • simulation of advanced solid rocket motors
  • thermal transport at crystal lattice boundaries
  • self-healing hydrodynamics in autonomic composites
  •  and ion machining of semiconductor materials

AE Prof. Jonathan B. Freund has been elected as a Fellow of the American Physical Society.
AE Prof. Jonathan B. Freund has been elected as a Fellow of the American Physical Society.
 Most of the group’s investigations utilize advanced computer simulations tools coupled with detailed analysis. Freund and his colleagues design many of the simulations tools they use.

On faculty in the College of Engineering at Illinois since 2001, Freund has a joint appointment in AE and Mechanical Sciences and Engineering. He also is a Computer Science Department affiliate and a part-time faculty member of the Beckman Institute.

Before coming to Illinois, Freund was an assistant professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. He earned three degrees in mechanical engineering from Stanford University: a bachelor’s in 1991, a master’s in 1992 and a PhD in 1998.

Freund’s other honors and awards include:

  • Kritzer Faculty Scholar, 2011-present
  • Xerox Award for Faculty Research, College of Engineering, 2010
  • Francois Frenkiel Award, APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, 2008
  •  UIUC List of Teachers Ranked Excellent by Their Students, 2004, 2008, 2009
  • Engineering Council Award for Excellence in Advising, 2008
  • Winner, APS Division of Fluid Dynamics Gallery of Fluid Motion, 2000

Freund has been an associate editor of the Physics of Fluids journal since 2010 and is serving on the Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics Editorial Committee.