Maciej Balajewicz, a third year doctoral student in mechanical engineering, won a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) post-graduate fellowship. The fellowship will support his research project titled "Reduced-order modeling of turbulent fluid flows." Maciej, working with his adviser Professor Earl Dowell, is developing stable and efficient reduced-order models of complex turbulent flows for the purpose of bifurcation analysis and controller design. Our current efforts focus on prototyping these models on simple prototypical fluid flow configurations.
Balajewicz wins Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Post-Graduate Fellowship