Katepalli Sreenivasan

Dean of NYU Tandon School of Engineering; The Eugene Kleiner Professor for Innovation in Mechanical Engineering; Professor of Physics (Faculty of Arts and Science); Mathematics (Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences)

Katepalli Sreenivasan

Katepalli Sreenivasan is Dean of the NYU Tandon School of Engineering and the Eugene Kleiner Professor for Innovation in Mechanical Engineering at Tandon. At NYU he has the distinction of being a University Professor, a title conferred upon scholars whose work is interdisciplinary and reflects exceptional breadth. He holds professorships in the Department of Physics and at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. 

Prior to coming to NYU, he served from 2003 to 2009 as the director of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy, for nearly seven years. Earlier, he taught at the University of Maryland for about a year and a half, as Distinguished University Professor, Glenn L. Martin Professor of Engineering and Professor of Physics, and as the Director of the Institute for Physical Science and Technology. Prior to that, Sreenivasan taught at Yale since 1979 as a faculty member, first in the department of engineering and applied science and subsequently in several other capacities: he was the Harold W. Cheel Professor of Mechanical Engineering (1988-2002) and held joint appointments in the departments of physics, applied physics and mathematics; he was also the chair of the mechanical engineering department (1987-1992) and the acting chairman of the council of engineering (1989). His post-doctoral work included two years in Australia and at the Johns Hopkins University for a similar period of time. He has been a visiting professor at Caltech, Rockefeller University, Cambridge University, and the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, among others.

Sreenivasan’s honors include: Guggenheim Fellowship, Otto Laporte Memorial Award of American Physical Society, TWAS Medal Lecture in Engineering Science, Distinguished Alumnus Award and Centennial Professorship of the Indian Institute of Science, Sir C.V. Raman Visiting Professorship of the Indian Academy of Sciences, the International Prize and Gold Medal in memory of Professors Modesto Panetti and Carlo Ferrari, Academia delle Scienze di Torino, Italy, National Order of Scientific Merit (the highest scientific honor) by the Brazilian Government and the Academy of Sciences, UNESCO Medal for Promoting International Scientific Cooperation and World Peace from the World Heritage Centre, Florence, Italy, President Dr. Zakir Husain Memorial Award from the Duty Society and the Indian Society of Applied and Industrial Mathematics, Honorary Membership, Academia Torre e Tasso, Duino-Aurisina, Trieste, Italy, the Melvin Jones Fellow of the Lions Club (for humanitarian service), the Dwight Nicholson Medal of the American Physical Society for human outreach, and the 2009 Nusselt-Reynolds Prize from the Assembly of World Conference on Experimental Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics, the 2009 AAAS award for International Scientific Cooperation, and the 2011 Multicultural Leadership Award of the National Diversity Council.

Sreenivasan has been elected to the Indian Academy of Sciences and the Indian National Science Academy, the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS), and the African Academy of Sciences, the US National Academy of Sciences, US National Academy of Engineering, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Accademia die Lincei in Italy. Within the National Academies, Sreenivasan has served on the NAE Committee on Membership and the Mechanical Engineering Section (chair, vice chair, member) and the Mechanical Engineering Peer Committee (chair, vice chair, member); the NAS Class III Membership Committee; the NRC Committee on Human Rights of the NAS, NAE, and IOM; the Committee on Condensed-Matter and Materials Physics; and the Nonlinear Dynamics and Fractals Committee; and on the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Editorial Board.

Research Interests: Primary expertise: Fluid mechanics and turbulence. Other interests: complex fluids, nonlinear dynamics, nonequilibrium phenomena and cryogenic helium. Emerging interests: mathematical modeling of global change and biomechanical phenomena.

Academic Degrees

  • 1968, B.E. (Mech. Engg.), Bangalore University (first rank, with Sir M. Visvesvaraya Memorial Prize and Indumati Lalbai Memorial Gold Medal; the Institution of Engineers Prize and its Honorary Graduate Membership awarded for achieving the first place in all branches of engineering for all three universities in the State of Karnataka)
  • 1970, M.E. (Aero. Engg.), Indian Institute of Science (J.R.D. Tata Fellowship; first rank)
  • 1975, Ph.D. (Aero. Engg.), Indian Institute of Science (P.S. Narayana Medal for the best Ph.D. thesis in Mechanical Sciences)
  • 1985, M.A. (Privatim), Yale University
  • 2006, D.Sc. (Honoris Causa), Lucknow University, India
  • 2007, D.Sc. (Honoris Causa), University of Hyderabad, India
  • 2008, D.Sc. (Honoris Causa), Romanian Academy, Bucharest

Visiting Positions

  • Summers of 1981, 82, 84, Visiting Scientist, Center for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Indian Institute of Science
  • 1983, Visiting Scientist, DFVLR, Göttingen, Germany
  • Spring 1985, Visiting Professor of Aeronautics, California Institute of Technology
  • Spring 1988, Visiting Professor of Physics, Rockefeller University
  • Fall 1992, Visiting Professor of Fluid Mechanics, Jawaharlal Nehru Center for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore
  • 1995-96, Member, School of Mathematics, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
  • Spring 1999 and Fall 2008, Rothschild Distinguished Visiting Professor, Newton Institute, Cambridge University, England
  • 2001-, Distinguished Faculty Fellow, Jawaharlal Nehru Center for Advanced Scientific Research
  • Summer 2001, Satish Dhawan Distinguished Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Science
  • Summer 2002, Sir C.V. Raman Distinguished Professor, Indian Academy of Sciences

Research interests, teaching and publications

Primary expertise: Fluid mechanics and turbulence. Other interests: complex fluids, nonlinear and nonequilibrium phenomena and cryogenic helium. Emerging interests: mathematical modeling of global change and biomechanical phenomena.

Taught undergraduate and graduate courses on such topics at Yale, often short courses elsewhere.

About 260 journal publications and book articles relating to areas of my specialization, and also on sonic booms, nucleation of droplets in condensation, chaos, fractals, cosmology, and so forth.

Invited and special lectures

Delivered numerous plenary and principal invited lectures in international meetings and workshops on fluid dynamics and related fields such as plasma physics, aeronautics, condensed matter physics, nonlinear dynamics, applied mathematics, fractals, and complexity. Opening addresses at many conferences at ICTP and elsewhere.

Numerous invited seminars in Universities and in Government and Industrial Research Laboratories all over the world. Among them:

  • 1986, Emerging Scholar Lecture, University of Notre Dame
  • 1987, The inaugural Stanley Corrsin Memorial Lecture, Johns Hopkins University
  • 1988, Phillips Lectures, Haverford College
  • 1992, Sabita Choudhury Memorial Lecture, Indian Institute of Science
  • 1995, Distinguished Lecturer, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • 1997, P.-Y. Zhou Memorial Plenary Lecture at the Seventh Asian Congress of Fluid Mechanics, Chennai
  • 1998, Sadowsky Lecture in Applied Mechanics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • 1998, Distinguished Lecturer, University of Maryland, College Park
  • 1998, Carl Gunnard Johnson Lecturer, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • 2001, Distinguished Lecturer in Fluid Mechanics, Pennsylvania State University
  • 2001, Shih-i Pai Lecturer, University of Maryland
  • 2002, C.H.B. Priestley Lecturer, CSIRO Atmospheric Research, Aspendale
  • 2003, The inaugural J.M. Burgers Lecturer, Technological University, Delft
  • 2003, Lecture at the hundredth anniversary of Professor Carlo Ferrari, Politecnico di Torino
  • 2004, L.S.G. Kovasznay Lecture, University of Houston, Texas
  • 2004, The inaugural Satish Dhawan Memorial Plenary Lecture at the Tenth Asian Congress of Fluid Mechanics, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  • 2004, C.K. Majumdar Lecturer, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata
  • 2005, Plenary Lecturer, Inaugural Meeting of the World Year of Physics, Paris
  • 2006, Distinguished Lecturer, Central University of Hyderabad, India
  • 2006, The Abdus Salam Memorial Lecturer, Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi, India; the Government College University, Lahore, Pakistan
  • 2006, Inaugural Foundation Lecturer, Applied Mathematics Centre, Bangalore University
  • 2006, Sir James Lighthill Distinguished Lecturer, Florida State University
  • 2007, Stanford S. and Beverly P. Penner Distinguished Lecturer, University of California, San Diego
  • 2008, Crocco Lecturer, Princeton University
  • 2008, Speaker at the Opening Ceremony, 25th Anniversary Meeting TWAS
  • 2008, Speaker at Andlinger Lecture on Energy and Environment, Princeton University

Awards, Honors, Academies, etc.

  • 1983, Humboldt Fellow
  • 1985, Fellow, American Physical Society
  • 1988, Member, Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering
  • 1989, Guggenheim Fellow
  • 1991, Society of Scholars, Johns Hopkins University
  • 1992, Distinguished Alumnus Award, Aerospace Department, Indian Institute of Science
  • 1993, Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • 1993, Associate Fellow, American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • 1995, Otto Laporte Award, American Physical Society
  • 1996, Distinguished Scholar Award, American Chapter of the Indian Physics Association
  • 1997, Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 1998, Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • 1998, Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS, now called the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World), Trieste, Italy
  • 1999, Member, United States National Academy of Engineering
  • 1999, Member, Connecticut Academy of Arts and Science
  • 2000 (deferred), Ulam Scholar, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • 2001, Professor B.D. Tilak Distinguished Fellow, Department of Chemical Technology, Mumbai University
  • 2003, The 2002 Medal & Lecture in Engineering Sciences, TWAS
  • 2003, Honorary Fellow, Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore
  • 2003, Distinguished Alumnus Award, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  • 2004, Honorary Professor, Tehran University
  • 2005, Fellow, Institute of Physics, London
  • 2005, Foreign Member, Mongolian National Academy of Sciences
  • 2006, Fellow, the World Innovation Foundation, UK
  • 2006, International Prize and Gold Medal in memory of Professors Modesto Panetti and Carlo Ferrari, Accademia delle Scienze di Torino, Italy
  • 2006, Distinguished Service Award and Inaugural Endowment Lecture at the Centre for Applied Mathematics, Bangalore University, India
  • 2007, Recipient of the National Order of Scientific Merit Certificate by the Brazilian Government and the Academy of Sciences
  • 2007, Foreign Fellow, African Academy of Sciences
  • 2007, UNESCO Medal for Promoting International Scientific Cooperation and World Peace from the World Heritage Centre, Florence, Italy
  • 2007, President Dr. Zakir Husain Memorial Award from the Duty Society of AMU and the Indian Society of Applied and Industrial Mathematics
  • 2007, Member, United States National Academy of Sciences
  • 2007, Foreign Fellow, Indian National Academy of Sciences, New Delhi
  • 2007, Honorary Member, Accademia Torre e Tasso, Duino-Aurisina, Trieste, Italy
  • 2008, Dwight Nicholson Medal for Human Outreach, American Physical Society
  • 2009, Nusselt-Reynolds Prize, Assembly of the World Conference on Experimental and Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics

Editorial: Journals and Series

  • Associate Editor, ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics, 1984-1990
  • Editorial Board Member, Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Science, series C (Sadhana), 1988-1991
  • Editorial Board Member, American Scientist, 1990
  • Member, Advisory Board, Springer Book Series on Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics, 1990-2000
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Nonlinear Science, 1991-2002
  • Divisional Associate Editor, Physical Review Letters, 1991-1995
  • Editor, Journal of Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics, 1992-1995
  • Associate Editor, Physical Review E, 1994-1997
  • Associate Editor, Physics of Fluids, 1995-2000
  • Editorial Board Member, Physical Review E, 1997-2001
  • Editorial Board Member, Springer Book Series on Applied Mathematics, since 2000
  • Editorial Board Member, North-Holland Book Series on Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, since 2000
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 2000-2006
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Fluid Dynamics, since 2004
  • Member, Advisory Board, Journal of Turbulence, since 2004
  • Associate Editor, African Physical Review, since 2006
  • Editorial Board Member, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, from January 2009

Editorial: Books

  • Experimental Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics, volumes 1 and 2, Elsevier, 1993 (Proceedings of the Third World-Conference), with R.K. Shah and Y. Joshi
  • Developments in Fluid Dynamics and Aerospace Engineering, Interline, 1995 (conference proceedings), with S.M. Deshpande, A. Prabhu and P.R. Viswanath
  • Two issues of Pramana: Journal of Physics, on Nonlinearity and Chaos in the Physical Sciences, Indian Academy of Science, 1997, with R. Ramaswamy
  • Flow at Ultra-High Reynolds and Rayleigh Numbers: A Status Report, Springer, 1998, with R.J. Donnelly
  • Perspectives and Problems in Nonlinear Physics, Springer, 2003, with E. Kaplan and J.E. Marsden
  • Two issues of Flow, Turbulence and Combustion: Special Issues in Honor of Professor R.A. Antonia, pp. 91-492, 2004 (with R.W. Bilger)
  • 100 Reasons to be a Scientist, The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, 2004 (translated into Chinese, Marati, Portuguese, Italian, Bengali, etc.)
  • One Hundred Years of Boundary Layer Research, Solid Mechanics and its Applications, Springer, 2006 (with G.E.A. Meier and H.-J. Heinemann)
  • ICTP and Africa, The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, 2007
  • The ICTP Experience: Diploma and Step Students, The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, 2007
  • The ICTP Experience: The TRIL Programme, The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, 2007
  • Collective Phenomena in Macroscopic Systems, Proceedings of the Conference Villa Olmo, Como, Italy 4 -6 December, 2006, World Scientific, 2007 (with G. Bertin, R. Pozzoli & M. Romé)
  • ICTP and Latin America, The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, 2007
  • Frontiers of Fundamental and Computational Physics, Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium, held in Udine and Trieste, 7-9 Jan. 2008. (AIP conference proceedings, 1018). American Institute of Physics, 2008 (with B.G. Sidharth, F. Honsell, O. Mansutti and A. de Angelis)

Students and post-docs

  • Supervised 30 Ph.D. students (plus currently 3)
  • 17 post-docs


  • Mentioned in a number of directories such as "American Men and Women of Science", "Who is Who in the East," "Who is Who in the World", "Who is Who in America"
  • Honorary Member, Lions Club di Trieste Host;
  • Prefaces to books authored by others, etc.
  • News items or articles about Katepalli R. Sreenivasan in Phys. Today, 56, no.2, February, 27-28, 2003; Phys. World, 18, no.10, October, 38-41, 2005; Nature 438, 1046-1047, 2005; Nature Materials 5, 843-845, 2006; many newspaper accounts in New Haven, in Trieste and vicinity, in India, in Italy at large.

Examples of service activities at Yale University

  • Yale College Faculty Review Committee, 1993
  • Member, Advisory and Tenured Appointments Committee for Physical Sciences and Engineering, 1993 and 1996-2000
  • Faculty Development Committee, co-chair, 1993, member, 1994-1996
  • Factfinder, Yale College Executive Committee, 1994-95
  • Silliman Lecture Committee, 1994-1998 (chairman 1997, 98) Applied Mathematics Committee, 1993-1996 (chairman 1996)
  • Member, Executive Committee, Cowles Foundation for Economics Research, 1998
  • Geophysics Search Committee, Department of Geology and Geophysics, 1998
  • Chairman, Committee to recruit Assistant Dean for Yale College and Director of Asian American Cultural Center, 1999
  • Member, Search Committee for Dean of Engineering, 1999
  • Member, Yale Health Plan Advisory Committee, 2000

Examples of service activities at the University of Maryland

  • Chairman, Search Committee, Director of Cooperative Institute for Earth Systems and Climate Studies, 2002
  • Member, Selection Committee for the Kim Endowed Professor, 2003
  • Member, Selection Committee for Outstanding Research Award, 2003
  • Member, Advisory Committee for the Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computation Program Committee, 2003
  • Member for the Physical Science Complex, 2003
  • Member, Burgers Board, from 2003

Examples of service activities elsewhere

  • Representative, Division of Fluid Dynamics (DFD) of the American Physical Society (APS), for the Committee on the International Freedom of Scientists, 1981-1987
  • Member, Executive Committee of DFD, 1986-1991 (Chairman 1990; Ex-Officio Member until 1997)
  • Member, Fluid Dynamics Prize Committee, APS, 1991
  • Member, Nominating Committee, Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering, 1997-2000
  • Frenkiel Award Committee for DFD, Member 1989, Chairman 1999
  • Member, Publications Committee, DFD, 1992-1994
  • Member, NRC Committee on Nonlinear Science, 1993
  • Member, External Advisory Committee for the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, since 1994, Chairman 2000-2003
  • Member, Committee of Visitors, National Science Foundation (Fluid Dynamics and Hydraulics), 1995
  • Member, Otto Laporte Award Committee, APS, 1996
  • Member, NRC Committee on Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, Board on Physics and Astronomy, 1997-1999
  • Founder-Chair, Topical Group in Statistical and Nonlinear Physics, APS, 1996 and 1997
  • Onsager Prize Committee, APS, Member 1997-2000 (Chair 1997)
  • Member, Fluids Engineering Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 1988-1991
  • Member, New Haven Chapter of ASME, 1998-2000
  • Member, Publications Oversight Committee, American Physical Society, 1999-2002
  • Member (2001-2003), Vice-Chair (2002) and Chair (2003) of the Mechanical Engineering Peer Committee, U.S. National Academy of Engineering
  • Member, Committee of Human Rights, U.S. National Academy of Sciences, since 2001
  • Member, Biomass Task Force, Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering, 2001
  • Member, Search Committee for Editor of Physical Review E, 2002
  • Secretary (2003), Vice-Chair (2004) and Chair (2005), Section 10 of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering
  • Member, Committee on Membership, U.S. National Academy of Engineering, 2003-2006
  • Member, Governing Council, TWAS, the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World, since 2003
  • Chairman, Engineering Sciences Prize Committee, TWAS, 2003-2006
  • Member, Scientific Advisory Council, National Centre for Physics, Islamabad, since 2004
  • Co-chairman, World Conference on Sustainable Development, Durban, South Africa, 2005
  • Patron, Indian Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, since 2006
  • Member, IUTAM Symposia Panel for Fluid Mechanics, since 2006
  • Member, Scientific Advisory Council, National Mathematics Institute, Abuja, Nigeria, since 2006
  • Chairman, the G8-UNESCO World Forum on Education, Research and Innovation: New Partnership on Sustainable Development, Trieste, Italy, 2007
  • Associate Member, C13 commission on "Physics for development", IUPAP, since 2007
  • Member, International Advisory Council, International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Mumbai, 2009-

Ph.D. students, the titles of their theses and last known positions

  1. P.J. Strykowski: "The control of absolutely and convectively unstable flows", 1985. Morse Alumni Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, MN
  2. T.B. Lynn: "Manipulation of the structure of a turbulent boundary layer", 1987. Vice President, Dexsil Corporation, CT
  3. S. Raghu: "The control of combustion and acoustic coupled fluid dynamic instabilities", 1987. President, Advanced Fluidics, MD
  4. M.S. Garelick: "Numerical analysis of manipulated laminar flows", 1988. Professor of Engineering, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, NY
  5. R. Ramshankar: "The dynamics of countercurrent mixing layers", 1988. Director, Marketing and Strategic Analysis, Cummins, Inc.
  6. C. Meneveau: "The multifractal nature of turbulence", 1989. Louis M. Sardella Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, MD
  7. A.B. Chhabra: "The thermodynamic formalism of multifractals and its applications to chaotic dynamical systems and turbulence", 1989. Chief Investment Officer, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (formally registered with R.V. Jensen)
  8. D.J. Olinger: "Universality in the transition to chaos in open fluid flows", 1990. Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, MA
  9. M.S. Fan: "Features of vorticity in turbulent flows", 1990. Department Manager, Microelectronics Group, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
  10. D.M. Kyle: "The instability and breakdown of a round variable-density jet", 1991. Staff Researcher, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TN
  11. A.W. Johnson: "Laminarization and retransition of turbulent boundary layers in supersonic flow", 1993. Combustion/aerothermal Design Engineer, General Electric Aircraft Engines, OH
  12. L.M. Zubair: "Studies in turbulence using wavelet transforms for data compression and scale separation", 1993. Research Scientist, Earth Institute, Columbia University, NY
  13. P. Kailasnath: "Reynolds number effects and the momentum flux in turbulent boundary layers", 1993. Senior Research Scientist, Diagnostic Radiology, Yale Medical School, CT
  14. J.R. Saylor: "Differential diffusion in turbulent and oscillatory, non-turbulent water flows", 1993. Associate Professor, Clemson University, SC
  15. G. Stolovitzky: "Statistical order of small scales in turbulence", 1994. Manager, Functional Genomics Program, IBM, Yorktown Heights, NY
  16. A. Juneja: "Scaling laws in turbulence: their manifestation and utility", 1995. Director of Product Quality, Egain Corp., Sunnyvale, CA
  17. A. Denner: "Classification of cardiac disease state by electrocardiographic signal processing", 1996. Systems Analyst, Morgan Stanley, NY
  18. A. Sahay: "The mean velocity and Reynolds shear stress in turbulent pipe and channel flows", 1997. Lecturer, Department of Mathematics, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  19. B. Dhruva: "Experiments in high-Reynolds-number turbulence", 1999. Research Director and Discipline Manager, Schlumberger Cambridge Research
  20. R. Bhiladvala: "Development of microfabricated thermal sensors with guard heating for wall shear stress measurements in turbulent flows", 2000. Post-doctoral Fellow, Nanofabrication Center, Cornell University
  21. I. San Gil: "Fractal character of isoscalar surfaces in shear free turbulence and some effects of shear on the turbulence structure", 2001. Bioinformatics Specialist, Yale Medical School
  22. S. Kurien: "Anisotropy and the universal properties of turbulence", 2001. Staff Scientist, Theory Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, NM
  23. C.M. White: "High Reynolds number turbulence in small apparatus", 2001. Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of New Hampshire, CA
  24. K.G. Aivalis: "Measurement and analysis of scalar fluctuations in turbulent flows", 2004. Self-employed as a consultant.
  25. J. Cleve: "Data-driven theoretical modelling of the turbulent energy cascade", 2004 (co-supervised with Dr. Martin Greiner). Research Scientists, Siemens, Germany
  26. A. Karpikov: "Drag reduction by dilute addition of long-chain polymers: simulations using the Lattice Boltzmann methods", 2005 (co-supervised with S.A. Orszag). Post-doctoral Fellow, School of Medicine, Yale University
  27. M.R. Mohyuddin: "On solutions of nonlinear equations arising in the Rivlin-Ericksen work", SANDWICH student from Pakistan, 2005
  28. G.P. Bewley: "Using frozen hydrogen particles to observe rotating and quantized flows in liquid helium", 2006. Post-doctoral Fellow, Max-Planck Institute for Fluid Mechanics, Göttingen, Germany
  29. Vicky Taffoti: "Dynamics of rings of nonlinear electromechanical systems with rigid and flexible arms", 2008. SANDWICH student, Cameroon
  30. Gabriella Silano: "Numerical simulations of thermal convection at high Prandtl numbers", 2008. Trieste, Italy.

Current Ph.D. students, supervised in conjunction with a co-advisor

  • Kaveri Joshi (thermal convection in liquid sodium, Maryland)
  • Xsitaaz Chadee (SANDWICH student, Trinidad)
  • Valentina Stocca (LES modeling of stratified atmospheric flows, Trieste)
  • Enrico Fonda (low temperature physics, Trieste)
  • Cicilia Rorai (turbulence simulations, Trieste)

Post-Doctoral —only those who stayed for significant amounts of time are listed (along with the positions to which they moved next)

  • Surya Raghu (Ph.D., Yale; Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, SUNY Stonybrook, NY)
  • Rahul Prasad (Ph.D., Yale; Vice President, Science Research Laboratory, CA)
  • Ashvin Chhabra (Ph.D., Yale; Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Chicago)
  • Richard Everson (Ph.D., Leeds; Research Associate, Rockefeller University, NY)
  • John Ringland (Ph.D., Austin Texas; Assistant Professor of Mathematics, SUNY Buffalo)
  • Hyundoo Shin (Ph.D., Brown; Samsung Electronics Company, South Korea)
  • Anil Suri (Ph.D., Harvard; unknown)
  • Daniel Lathrop (Ph.D., Texas; Assistant Professor of Physics, Emery University, Atlanta)
  • Lareef Zubair (Ph.D., Yale; Assistant Professor, Institute of Fundamental Research, Sri Lanka)
  • Anupam Sahay (Ph.D., Yale; Lecturer, Department of Mathematics, University of Madison-Wisconsin)
  • Eric van Doorn (Ph.D., Duke; Research Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Rutgers University)
  • Adonios Karpetis (Ph.D., Yale; Combustion Research Facility, Sandia National Laboratory, Livermore, CA)
  • Rustom Bhiladvala (Ph.D., Yale; Nanofrabrication Center, Cornell University)
  • Joerg Schumacher (Ph.D., University of Marburg; Assistant Professor, University of Ilmenau)
  • A. Sameen (Ph.D., Indian Institute of Science; Assistant Professor, IIT Madras)
  • Jean-Daniel Rüedi (Ph.D., Switzerland)
  • Diego Donzis (Ph.D. Georgia Tech; Assistant Professor, Texas A&M)

Many visitors (both short and long term).


Seismic Sounding of Convection in the Sun.
Annu. Rev. Fluid Mech. (to appear) (with S Hanasoge, L Gizon)
Turbulent Thermal Convection.
In Selected Topics of Computaitonal and Experimental Fluid Mechanics , 37-49, 2015 (with E. Fonda)


Influence of container shape on scaling of turbulent fluctuations in convection.
Phys. Rev. E 90, 063003, 2014 (with N. Foroozani, J.J. Niemela,V. Arneodo)
The Quest to Understand Supergranulation and Large-Scale Convection in the Sun.
Solar Physics 289 , 3403-3419, 2014 (with S.M. Hanasoge)
Small-scale universality in fluid turbulence.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America  111 , 10961-10965, 2014 (with J. Schumacher, J.D. Scheel, D. Krasnov, et al)
The Turbulent Schmidt Number.
Journal of Fluids Engineering - Transactions of the ASME 136 , 060912, 2014 (with D.A. Donzis, K. Aditya, et al.)
Viscosity of liquid He-4 and quantum of circula tion: Are they related?
Physics of Fluids 26 , 041703, 2014 (with V.S. L'vov, L. Skrbek)
Introduction to quantum turbulence.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 111 , 4647-4652, 2014 (with C.F. Barenghi, L. Skrbek)
Direct numerical simulation of turbulent mixing at very low Schmidt number with a uniform mean gradient.
Physics of Fluids 26 , 015107, 2014 (with P.K. Yeung)


Acceleration and turbulence in Rayleigh-Taylor mixing.
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A - Mathematical Physical and Engineering Sciences 371 , 20130267, 2013 (with S.I. Abarzhi)
Propagating and annihilating vortex dipoles in the Gross-Pitaevskii equation.
Physical Review B 88 , 134522, 2013 (with C. Rorai, M.E. Fisher)
Seismic constraints on rotation of Sun-like star and mass of exoplanet.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 110 , 13267-13271, 2013 (with L. Gizon, J. Ballot, E. Michel)
Anomalous heat transport and condensation in convection of cryogenic helium.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 110 , 8036-8039, 2013 (with P. Urban, D. Schmoranzer, P. Hanzelka, L. Skrbek)
Spectrum of passive scalars of high molecular diffusivity in turbulent mixing.
Journal of Fluid Mechanics 716 , R14, 2013 (with P.K. Yeung)
Turbulent mixing and beond: non-equilibrium processes from atomistic to astrophysical scales.
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A - Mathematical Physical and Engineering Sciences 371 , 20120436, 2013 (with S.I. Abarzhi, S. Gauthier)


Liquid nitrogen in fluid dynamics: Visualization and velocimetry using frozen particles.
Review of Scientific Instruments 83 , 085101, 2012 (with E. Fonda, D.P. Lanthrop)
Anomalously weak solar convection.
Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. , 1206570109, 2012 (with S.M. Hanasoge, T.L. Duvall Jr.)
Dissipation, enstrophy and pressure statistics in turbulence simulations at high Reynolds number.
Journal of Fluid Mechanics 700 , 5-15, 2012 (with P.K. Yeung, D.A Donzis)
Special Issue on Small Scale Turbulence Preface.
Physica D-Nonlinear Phenomena 241 , 135-136, 2012 (with D. Tordella)
Some results on the Reynolds number scaling of pressure statistics in isotropic turbulence.
Physica D-Nonlinear Phenomena 241 , 164-168, 2012 (with D.A. Donzis, P.K. Yeung)
Developed quantum turbulence and its decay.
Physics of Fluids 24 , 011301, 2012 (with L. Skrbek)


The relationship between the velocity skewness and the amplitude modulation of the small scale by the large scale in turbulent boundary layes.
Physics of Fluids 23 , 121702, 2011 (with R. Mathis, I. Marusic, N. Hutchins, et al.)
Introduction: Summary of papers.
Physica Scripta T142 , 011003, 2011 (with S. Gauthier, S.I. Abarzhi)
G.I. Taylor: The inspiration behind the Cambridge School.
A Voyage Through Turbulence, Cambridge University Press, 127-186, 2011 (with P.A. Davidson, H.K. Moffatt, Y. Kaneda)
A Voyage Through Turbulence, Cambridge University Press, ix-xiii, 2011 (with P.A. Davidson, H.K. Moffatt, Y. Kaneda)
Epilogue: A turbulence timeline.
A Voyage Through Turbulence, Cambridge University Press, 127-186, 2011 (with P.A. Davidson, H.K. Moffatt, Y. Kaneda)
Some results on the Reynolds number scaling of pressure statistics in isotropic turbulence.
Physica D (in press) , 2011 (with D.A. Donzis, P.K. Yeung, D. Physica)


Outline of Round Tables INTRODUCTION.
Physica Scripta. T142 , 011002, 2010 (with S.I. Abarzhi)
The Batchelor Spectrum for Mixing of Passive Scalars in Isotropic Turbulence.
Flow Turbulence and Combustion. 85 , 549-566, 2010 (with D.A. Donzis, P.K. Yeung)
Does confined turbulent convection ever attain the 'asymptotic scaling' with 1/2 power?
New Journal of Physics. 12 , 15002, 2010 (with J.J. Niemela)
Numerical simulations of Rayleigh-Benard convection for Prandtl numbers between 10-1 and 104 and Rayleigh numbers between 105 and 109.
Journal of Fluid Mechanics. 662 , 409-446, 2010 (with G. Silano, R. Verzicco)
The bottleneck effect and the Kolmogorov constant in isotropic turbulence.
Journal of Fluid Mechanics 657 , 172-288, 2010 (with J.J. Niemela)
Wall-bounded turbulent flows at high Reynolds numbers: Recent advances and key issues.
Physics of Fluids 22 , 065103, 2010 (with I Marusic, B.J. McKeon, P.A. Monkewitz, et al.)
Turbulent rotating convection at high Rayleigh and Taylor numbers.
Journal of Fluid Mechanics. 368 , 1561-1577, 2010 (with J.J. Niemela, S Babuins)
Short-term forecasts and scaling of intense events in turbulence.
Journal of Fluid Mechanics. 647 , 13-26, 2010 (with D.A. Donzis)
Turbulent mixing and beyond INTRODUCTION.
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal society A-Mathematical Physical and Engineering Sciences. 368 , 1539-1546, 2010 (with S.I. Abarzhi)
Lagrangian views on turbulent mixing of passive scalars.
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal society A-Mathematical Physical and Engineering Sciences. 368 , 1561-1577, 2010 (with J Schumacher)
High-performance holographic technologies for fluid-dynamics experiments.
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal society A-Mathematical Physical and Engineering Sciences. 368 , 1561-1577, 2010 (with S.S. Orlov, S.I. Abarzhi, S.B. Oh)


The decay of a quantized vortex ring and the influence of tracer particles.
J. Low Temp. Phys. 156 , 84-94, 2009 (with G.P. Bewley)
CICLoPE - a response to the need for high Reynolds number experiments.
Fluid Dyn. Res. 41 , 021407 (21 pages), 2009 (with A. Talamelli, F. Persiani, J.H.M. Fransson, P.H. Alfredsson, A.V. Johansson, H.M. Nagib, J.D. Ruedi & P.A. Monkewitz)
Turbulent convection with time-dependent forcing.
J. Phys. Conf. Ser. 150 , 032072 (4 pages), 2009 (with J.J. Niemela)
Stretching the boundaries in turbulent convection.
J. Phys. Conf. Ser. 150 , 032073 (4 pages), 2009 (with J.J. Niemela)
Lagrangian views on turbulent mixing of passive scalars.
Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. Lond. A xxx, pp. xxx-xxx, 2009 (in press) (with J. Schumacher)
Short-term forecasts and scaling of intense events in turbulence.
Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. xxx, p. xxx-xxx, 2009 (in press) (with D.A. Donzis)
Specific roles of fluid properties in non-Boussinesq thermal convection at the Rayleigh number of 2×108
Europhys. Lett. 86, 14006 (6 pages), 2009 (with A. Sameen & R. Verzicco)
Numerical simulations of thermal convection at high Prandtl numbers.
Submitted for publication (with G. Silano & R. Verzicco)
Particle dispersion in a stratified Ekman layer.
Submitted for publication (with V. Stocca & V. Armenio)


Visualization of quantized vortex dynamics.
In IUTAM Symposium on Computational Physics and New Perspectives in Turbulence , pp. 163-170, edited by Y. Kaneda. Springer, 2008 (with G.P. Bewley, M.S. Paoletti & D.P. Lathrop)
A comparison of turbulent thermal convection between conditions of constant temperature and constant heat flux.
J. Fluid Mech. 595 , 203-219, 2008 (with R. Verzicco)
Dissipation and enstrophy in isotropic turbulence: Resolution effects and scaling in direct numerical simulations.
Phys. Fluids 20 , 045108 (16 pages), 2008 (with D.A. Donzis & P.K. Yeung)
Formation of the "superconducting" core in turbulent thermal convection.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 100 , 184502 (4 pages), 2008 (with J.J. Niemela)
Particles for tracing turbulent liquid helium.
Experiments in Fluids 44 , 887-896, 2008 (with G.P. Bewley & D.P. Lathrop)
The state of the art in hydrodynamic turbulence: Past successes and future challenges.
Physica D 237 , 2167-2183, 2008 (with I. Procaccia) 
Taylor's frozen-flow hypothesis in Burgers turbulence.
Phys. Rev. E 77 , 065302(R) (4 pages), 2008 (with A. Bahraminasab, M.D. Niry, J. Davoudi, M. Reza Rahimi Tabar & A.A. Masoudi)
Complexity and hydrodynamic turbulence.
In Contemporary Physics: Proceedings of the International Symposium , pp. 97-106, edited by J. Aslam, F. Hussain & Riazuddin. World Scientific, 2008
Characterization of reconnecting vortices in superfluid helium.
Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 105 , 13707-13710, 2008 (with G.P. Bewley, M.S. Paoletti & D.P. Lathrop)
Non-Boussinesq convection at moderate Rayleigh numbers in low temperature gaseous helium.
Phys. Scr. T132 , 014053 (6 pages), 2008 (with A. Sameen & R. Verzicco)
Visualization of superfluid helium flow.
J. Phys. Soc. Jpn. 77 , 111007 (7 pages), 2008 (with M.S. Paoletti, R.B. Fiorito & D.P. Lathrop)
Velocity statistics distinguish quantum turbulence from classical turbulence.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 101 , 154501 (4 pages), 2008 (with M.S. Paoletti, M.E. Fisher & D.P. Lathrop)


Statistics and geometry in high-Schmidt number scalar mixing.
In Progress in Turbulence II . Proceedings of the iTi Conference in Turbulence, held in Bad Zwischenahn, 2005, pp. 235-239, edited by M. Oberlack, G. Khujadze, S. Guenther, T. Weller, M. Frewer, J. Peinke & S. Barth (Springer Proceedings in Physics, 109). Springer, 2007 (with J. Schumacher, D. Kushnir, A. Brandt & H. Zilken)
Numerical experiments of turbulent thermal convection at high Rayleigh numbers.
In Progress in Turbulence II. Proceedings of the iTi Conference in Turbulence, held in Bad Zwischenahn, 2005, pp. 177-180, edited by M. Oberlack, G. Khujadze, S. Guenther, T. Weller, M. Frewer, J. Peinke and S. Barth. (Springer Proceedings in Physics, 109). Springer, 2007 (with K. Koal, G. Amati, F. Massaioli & R. Verzicco)
Introduction: Scaling and structure in high Reynolds number wall-bounded flows.
Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. A. 365 , 635-646, 2007 (with B.J. McKeon)
Asymptotic exponents from low-Reynolds-number flows.
New J. Phys. 9 , 89 (19 pages), 2007 (with J. Schumacher & V. Yakhot)
Inertial waves in rotating grid turbulence.
Phys. Fluids 19 , 071701 (4 pages), 2007 (with G.P. Bewley, D.P. Lathrop & L.R.M. Maas)
Local dissipation scales in turbulence.
In Advances in Turbulence XI; Proc. of the 11th EUROMECH European Turbulence Conference , 2007, Porto, Portugal, pp. 200-202, edited by J.M.L.M. Palma & A. Silva Lopes. (Springer Proceedings Series, 117). Springer, 2007 (with J. Schumacher & V. Yakhot)


The mean velocity distribution near the peak of the Reynolds shear stress, extending also to the buffer region.
In IUTAM Symposium on One Hundred Years of Boundary Layer Research , pp. 241-246, edited by G.E.A. Meier, K.R. Sreenivasan and H.-J. Heinemann, Springer, 2006 (with A. Bershadskii)
Onsager and the theory of hydrodynamic turbulence.
Rev. Mod. Phys. 78 , 87-135, 2006 (with G.L. Eyink) Pages from the paper formed the cover page of the issue.
Turbulent convection at high Rayleigh numbers and aspect ratio 4.
J. Fluid Mech. 557 , 411-422, 2006 (with J.J. Niemela)
Lessons from hydrodynamic turbulence.
Phys. Today 59 (April issue), 43-49, 2006 (with G. Falkovich)
See also response to a comment: Phys. Today 59 (November issue), p. 17, 2006 Download
Finite-Reynolds-number effects in turbulence using logarithmic expansions.
J. Fluid Mech. 554 , 477-498, 2006 (with A. Bershadskii) This article was commissioned for the 50th anniversary issue of the journal.
Superfluid helium: Visualization of quantized vortices.
Nature 441 , 588, 2006 (with G.P. Bewley & D.P. Lathrop)
Reply to “Comment on 'Intermittency exponent of the turbulent energy cascade'”.
Phys. Rev. E 73 , 068302, 2006
Characteristic angular scales in cosmic microwave background radiation.
J. Stat. Mech: Theory and Experiments , 2006 (November issue) 11008 (17 pages) (with F. Ghasemi, A. Bahraminasab, M. Sadegh Movahed, S. Rahvar & M. Reza Rahimi Tabar)
Clustering properties in turbulent signals.
J. Stat. Phys. 125 , 1145-1157, 2006 (with A. Bershadskii)
The use of cryogenic helium for classical turbulence: Promises and hurdles.
J. Low Temp. Phys. 143 , 163-212, 2006 (with J.J. Niemela)
Averaging operators in turbulence – Falkovich and Sreenivasan reply.
Physics Today , 59 , 16-17, 2006
Cryogenic buoyancy-driven turbulence.
In Low Temp. Phys: 24th International Conference on Low Temperature Physics, pp.199-202, edited by Y. Yakano, S.P. Hershfield, S.O. Hill, P.J. Hirschfeld & A.M. Goldman (AIP Conference Proceedings, 850). American Institute of Physics, 2006 (with J.J. Niemela and R.J. Donnelly)


Logarithmically modified scaling of temperature structure functions in thermal convection.
Europhys. Lett. 69 , 75-80, 2005 (with A. Bershadskii & J.J. Niemela)
Scalar dissipation rate and dissipative anomaly in isotropic turbulence.
J. Fluid Mech. 532 , 199-216, 2005 (with D.A. Donzis & P.K. Yeung)
Finite-size scaling of two-point statistics and the turbulent energy cascade generators.
Phys. Rev. E 71 , 026309 (12 pages), 2005 (with J. Cleve, T. Dziekan, J. Schmiegel, O.E. Barndoff-Nielsen, B.R. Pearson & M. Greiner)
Grid generated turbulence in helium II.
J. Low Temp. Phys. 138 , 537-542, 2005 (with J.J. Niemela & R.J. Donnelly)
Observational impact of surrogacy on the turbulent energy cascade.
In Progress in Turbulence , pp. 55-58, edited by J. Peinke, A. Kittel, S. Barth & M. Oberlack (Springer proceedings in physics, 101) Springer-Verlag, 2005 (with M. Greiner, J. Cleve & J. Schumacher)
Fluctuations of temperature gradients in turbulent thermal convection.
Phys. Rev. E 71 , 035302(R) (4 pages), 2005 (with A. Bershadskii & J.J. Niemela)
Very fine structures in scalar mixing.
J. Fluid. Mech. 531 , 113-122, 2005 (with J. Schumacher & P.K. Yeung)
Logarithmic scaling in the near-dissipation range of turbulence.
Pramana: Journal of Physics 64 , 315-321, 2005 (with A. Bershadskii)
Anomalous scaling of low-order structure functions of turbulent velocity.
J. Fluid Mech. 533 , 183-192, 2005 (with S.Y. Chen, B. Dhruva, S. Kurien & M.A. Taylor)
Does the flatness of the velocity derivative blow up at a finite Reynolds number?
Pramana: Journal of Physics 64 , 939-945, 2005 (with A. Bershadskii)
High-Reynolds-number simulation of turbulent mixing.
Phys. Fluids 17 , 081703 (4 pages), 2005 (with P.K. Yeung & D.A. Donzis)
Rayleigh-Taylor turbulent mixing in immiscible, miscible and stratified fluids.
Phys. Fluids 17 , 081705 (4 pages), 2005 (with S.I. Abarzhi & A. Gorobets)
Anomalous scaling of structure functions and dynamic constraints on turbulence simulations.
J. Stat. Phys. 121 , 823-841, 2005 (with V. Yakhot)
Turbulent thermal convection at high Rayleigh numbers for a Boussinesq fluid of constant Prandtl number.
Phys. Fluids 17 , 121701 (4 pages), 2005 (with G. Amati, K. Koal, F. Massaioli & R. Verzicco)
Statistics and geometry of passive scalars in turbulence.
Phys. Fluids 17 , 125107 (9 pages), 2005 (with J. Schumacher)
Critical fluctuation of wind reversals in convective turbulence.
Phys. Rev. E 72 , 066308 (5 pages), 2005 (with R.C. Hwa, C.B. Yang, A. Bershadskii & J.J. Niemela)
Scalar dissipation fronts in high-Schmidt-number mixing.
Chaos 15 , 041105, 2005 (with J. Schumacher, H. Zilken & B. Eckhardt) 
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Sam Edwards and the turbulence theory.
In Stealing the Gold: A Celebration of the Pioneering Physics of Sam Edwards , p. 66-85, edited by P.M. Goldbart, N. Goldenfeld & D. Sherrington. Oxford University Press, 2005 (with G.L. Eyink)


Collisions between Alfven wave packets in cosmic electromagnetic fields.
Int. J. Mod. Phys. D 13 , 281-290, 2004 (with A. Bershadskii). An updated electronic version with greater emphasis on cosmic microwave background has been posted under the title "Gradient measure and extended self-similarity of the cosmic microwave background anisotropy"; see arXiv:astro-ph/0403702 v2 27 Apr. 2005.
Possible effects of small-scale intermittency in turbulent reacting flows.
Flow Turbul. Combust. 72 , 115-131, 2004
Simulations of three-dimensional turbulent mixing for Schmidt numbers of the order 1000.
Flow Turbul. Combust. 72 , 333-347, 2004 (with P.K. Yeung, S. Xu & D.A. Donzis)
Multiscale SOC in turbulent convection.
Physica A 340 , 574-579, 2004 (with A. Bershadskii & J.J. Niemela)
"Clusterization" and intermittency of temperature fluctuations in turbulent convection.
Phys. Rev. E 69 , 056314 (5 pages), 2004 (with A. Bershadskii, J.J. Niemela & A. Praskovsky)
Sign-symmetry of temperature structure functions.
Phys. Rev. E 69 , 066315 (7 pages), 2004 (with K.G. Aivalis, S. Kurien & J. Schumacher)
Solar flares and thermal wind reversals: Critical metastable states.
Phys. Lett. A 331 , 15-19, 2004 (with A. Bershadskii & J.J. Niemela)
Thermal convection at high Rayleigh numbers.
In The Proceedings of the 9th General Conference and Twentieth Anniversary Meeting of the Third World Academy of Sciences , held at Beijing (16-19 October 2003), pp. 117-123, TWAS, 2004 (with J.J. Niemela)
Intermittency and the passive nature of the magnitude of the magnetic field.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 93 , 064501 (4 pages), 2004 (with A. Bershadskii)
Intermittency exponent of the turbulent energy cascade.
Phys. Rev. E 69 , 066316 (6 pages), 2004 (with J. Cleve, M. Greiner & B.R. Pearson)
Towards a dynamical theory of multifractals in turbulence.
Physica A 343 , 147-155, 2004 (with V. Yakhot)
Turbulent flows.
Chapter 7 in Prandtl's Essentials of Fluid Mechanics , 2nd ed., pp. 319-355, edited by H. Oertel. (Applied mathematics series, v.158) Springer-Verlag, 2004


Derivative moments in turbulent shear flows.
Phys. Fluids 15 , 84-90, 2003 (with J. Schumacher & P.K. Yeung)
Confined turbulent convection.
J. Fluid Mech. 481 , 355-384, 2003 (with J.J. Niemela)
Schmidt number dependence of derivative moments for quasi-static straining motion.
J. Fluid Mech. 479 , 221-230, 2003 (with J. Schumacher & P.K. Yeung)
On the effects of surrogacy of energy dissipation in determining the intermittency exponent in fully developed turbulence.
Europhys. Lett. 61 , 756-761, 2003 (with J. Cleve & M. Greiner)
A memory model for seasonal variations of temperature in mid-latitudes.
In Perspectives and Problems in Nonlinear Physics , pp. 361-374, edited by E. Kaplan, J.E. Marsden & K.R. Sreenivasan. Springer-Verlag, 2003 (with D.D. Joseph)
Rayleigh-number evolution of large-scale coherent motion in turbulent convection.
Europhys. Lett. 62 , 829-833, 2003 (with J.J. Niemela)
Kolmogorov's third hypothesis and turbulent sign statistics.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 90 , 254501 (4 pages), 2003 (with Q. Chen, S. Chen & G.L. Eyink)
Professor Narasimha's contributions to fluid mechanics: A perspective.
In Advances in Fluid Mechanics , pp. 1-10, edited by M. Alam, R. Govindarajan, O.N. Ramesh & K.R. Sreenivasan. Bangalore, Jawaharlal Nehru Center for Advanced Scientific Research, 2003. 
Thermal turbulence in cryogenic helium gas.
In Proc. of the 23rd International Conference on Low Temperature Physics(LT23), Physica B 329-333 , Pt.1, 429-430, 2003 (with J.J. Niemela)
Scaling properties in rotating homogeneous turbulence.
In Proc. of the 4th Joint ASME Fluids Engineering Conference, July 6-10, 2003, Honolulu, Hawaii , FEDSM2003 SEM-45332 (6 pages), 2003 (with P.K. Yeung & J. Xu)
Geometric features of the mixing of passive scalars at high Schmidt numbers.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 91 , 174501 (4 pages), 2003 (with J. Schumacher)
Multiscale self-organized criticality and powerful X-ray flares.
Eur. Phys. J. B 35 , 513-515, 2003 (with A. Bershadskii)
Extended self-similarity of the small-scale cosmic microwave background anisotropy.
Phys. Lett. A 319 , 21-23, 2003 (with A. Bershadskii)


High-Reynolds-number turbulence in small apparatus: Grid turbulence in cryogenic liquids.
J. Fluid Mech. 452 , 189-197, 2002 (with C.M. White & A.N. Karpetis)
Self-sustained large-scale flow in turbulent cryogenic convection.
J. Low Temp. Phys. 126 , 297-302, 2002 (with J.J. Niemela, L. Skrbek & R.J. Donnelly)
The use of particle image velocimetry in the study of turbulence in liquid helium.
J. Low Temp. Phys. 126 , 327-332, 2002 (with R.J. Donnelly, A.N. Karpetis, J.J. Niemela, W.F. Vinen & C.M. White)
Temperature structure functions for air flow over moderately-heated ground.
Phys. Fluids 14 , 2439-2446, 2002 (with K.G. Aivalis, Y. Tsuji, J. Klewicki & C. Biltoft)
Mean wind and its reversal in thermal convection.
Phys. Rev. E 65 , 056306 (11 pages), 2002 (with A. Bershadskii & J.J. Niemela)
Multiscaling of cosmic microwave background radiation.
Phys. Lett. A 299 , 149-152, 2002 (with A. Bershadskii)
Temperature structure functions in the Bolgiano regime of thermal convection.
Phys. Rev. E 66 , 036303 (6 pages), 2002 (with L. Skrbek, J.J. Niemela & R.J. Donnelly)
Thermal fluctuations and their ordering in turbulent convection.
Physica A 315 , 203-214, 2002 (with J.J. Niemela)
Schmidt number effects on turbulent transport with uniform mean scalar gradient.
Phys. Fluids 14 , 4178-4191, 2002 (with P.K. Yeung & S. Xu)


Role of cryogenic helium in classical fluid dynamics: Basic research and model testing.
Adv. Appl. Mech. 37 , 239-276, 2001 (with R.J. Donnelly)
Comments on high Rayleigh number convection.
In Proc. of the IUTAM Symposium on Geometry and Statistics of Turbulence , pp. 269-279, edited by T. Kambe, T. Nakano & T. Miyauchi. Springer, 2001 (with J.J. Niemela, L. Skrbek & R.J. Donnelly)
Measures of anisotropy and the universal properties of turbulence.
In New Trends in Turbulence , pp. 53-111, NATO Advanced Study Institute, Les Houches, 2000. Ed. by M. Lesieur, A. Yaglom & F. David. Springer and EDP-Sciences, 2001 (with S. Kurien)
Anisotropy of small-scale scalar turbulence.
J. Fluid Mech. 448 , 279-288, 2001 (with S. Kurien and K.G. Aivalis)
The wind in confined thermal convection.
J. Fluid Mech. 449 , 169-178, 2001 (with J.J. Niemela, L. Skrbek & R.J. Donnelly)
Dynamical equations for high-order structure functions, and a comparison of a mean field theory with experiments in three-dimensional turbulence.
Phys. Rev. E 64 , 056302 (14 pages), 2001 (with S. Kurien)
Energy spectrum of grid-generated He II turbulence.
Phys. Rev. E 64 , 067301 (4 pages), 2001 (with L. Skrbek & J.J. Niemela)


Turbulent convection at very high Rayleigh numbers.
Nature 404 , 837-840, 2000 (with J.J. Niemela, L. Skrbek & R.J. Donnelly)
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The onset of drag reduction by dilute polymer additives, and the maximum drag reduction asymptote.
J. Fluid Mech. 409 , 149-164, 2000 (with C.M. White)
Cryogenic ultra-high Rayleigh number turbulence.
In Advances in Turbulence VIII, Proc. of the 8th European Turbulence Conference , pp. 925-928, ed. C. Dopazo. Barcelona, CIMNE, 2000
The control of combustion instability: A perspective.
Current Science 79 , 867-883, 2000 (with S. Raghu)
Statistics of wind direction and its increments.
Phys. Fluids 12 , 1529-1534, 2000 (with E. van Doorn, B. Dhruva & V. Cassella)
Scaling structure of the velocity statistics in atmospheric boundary layers.
Phys. Rev. E 61 , 407-421, 2000 (with S. Kurien, V. S. L'vov & I. Procaccia)
Anisotropic scaling contributions to high-order structure functions in high-Reynolds-number turbulence.
Phys. Rev. E 62 , 2206-2212, 2000 (with S. Kurien)
Laser wipers.
Phys. Rev. E 62 , 4421-4423, 2000 (with A.N. Karpetis & C.M. White)
Time-dependent simulations of laminar and turbulent flows in COIL geometries.
AIAA Paper 2000-2572, in 31st Plasma Dynamics and Lasers Conference, 19-22 June 2000, Denver, CO (8 pages) (with J.I. Galea & S.A. Orszag)
New results in cryogenic helium flows at ultra-high Reynolds and Rayleigh numbers.
J. Low Temp. Phys. 121 , 417-422, 2000 (with J.J. Niemela, L. Skrbek, C. Swanson, S. Hall & R.J. Donnelly)


Fluid Turbulence.
Rev. Mod. Phys. 71 , S383-S395, 1999; reprinted in More Things in Heaven and Earth: A Celebration of Physics at the Millennium , pp.644-664, edited by B. Bederson. Springer, 1999
One of the authors of the National Research Council Report:
Condensed Matter and Materials Physics: Basic Research for Tomorrow's Technology , 308 pages. National Academy Press, 1999
The decay of grid turbulence in polymer and surfactant solutions.
Phys. Fluids 11 , 2387-2393, 1999 (with E. van Doorn & C.M. White)
The wall-normal position in pipe and channel flows at which viscous and turbulent shear stresses are equal.
Phys. Fluids 11 , 3186-3188, 1999 (with A. Sahay)
The effects of large scales on the inertial range in high-Reynolds-number turbulence.
arXiv:chao-dyn/9906041v1 24 Jun 1999 (with B. Dhruva & I. San Gil)


An update on the energy dissipation rate in isotropic turbulence.
Phys. Fluids 10 , 528-529, 1998
Does molecular rotation affect the transition Reynolds number?
Phys. Lett. A 238 , 323-327, 1998 (with C.M. White)
Differential diffusion in low Reynolds number water jets.
Phys. Fluids 10 , 1135-1146, 1998 (with J.R. Saylor)
Comment on "Isotropic turbulence: Important differences between true dissipation and its one-dimensional surrogate".
Phys. Rev. Lett. 80 , 3883, 1998 (with G. Stolovitzky & C. Meneveau)
Helium flows at ultra-high Reynolds and Rayleigh numbers: Opportunities and challenges.
In Flow at Ultra-High Reynolds and Rayleigh Numbers: A Status Report , pp. 29-51, edited by R.J. Donnelly & K.R. Sreenivasan. Springer, 1998 
Is there scaling in high-Reynolds-number turbulence?
Prog. Theo. Phys. Suppl. 130 , 103-120, 1998 (with B. Dhruva)
Extraction of anisotropic contributions in turbulent flows.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 81 , 5330-5333, 1998 (with I. Arad, B. Dhruva, S. Kurien, V.S. L'vov & I. Procaccia)


The phenomenology of small-scale turbulence.
Annu. Rev. Fluid Mech. 29 , 435-472, 1997 (with R.A. Antonia)
The onset of chaos in the wake of an oscillating cylinder: Experiment and the dynamics of the circle map.
Pramana: Journal of Physics 48 , 693-703, 1997 (with D.J. Olinger & A.B. Chhabra)
Inertial range scalings of dissipation and enstrophy in isotropic turbulence.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 79 , 1253-1256, 1997 (with S. Chen & M. Nelkin)
Refined similarity hypothesis for transverse structure functions in fluid turbulence.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 79 , 2253-2256, 1997 (with S. Chen, M. Nelkin & N. Cao)
The persistence of viscous effects in the overlap region, and the mean velocity in turbulent pipe and channel flows.
In Self-Sustaining Mechanisms of Wall Turbulence , pp. 253-272, edited by R. Panton (Advances in Fluid Mechanics, 15) Computational Mechanics Publications, Southampton, U.K., 1997 (with A. Sahay)
Fusion rules in Navier-Stokes turbulence: First experimental tests.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 79 , 3174- 3177, 1997 (with A.L. Fairhall, B. Dhruva, V.S. L'vov & I. Procaccia)
Transverse structure functions in high-Reynolds-number turbulence.
Phys. Rev. E 56 , R4928-R4930, 1997 (with B. Dhruva & Y. Tsuji)


Properties of velocity circulation in three-dimensional turbulence.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 76 , 616- 619, 1996 (with N. Cao & S. Chen)
The passive scalar spectrum and the Obukhov-Corrsin constant.
Phys. Fluids 8 , 189-196, 1996
Fractal geometry and multifractal measures in fluid mechanics.
In Research Trends in Fluid Dynamics , pp. 263-285, edited by J.L. Lumley, A. Acrivos, L.G. Leal & S. Leibovich. AIP Press, NY, 1996
Gaussian nature of the COBE data from multipoint correlations.
Phys. Rev. D 53 , 6796-6804, 1996 (with S.I. Vainshtein & A. Malagoli)
Asymmetry of velocity increments in fully developed turbulence and the scaling of low-order moments.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 77 , 1488-1491, 1996 (with S.I. Vainshtein, R. Bhiladvala, I. San Gil, S. Chen & N. Cao)
Statistical dependence of inertial range properties on large scales in a high–Reynolds–number shear flow.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 77 , 2218-2221, 1996 (with G. Stolovitzky)
Diurnal variation of heart rate fractal dimension in heart disease patients.
J. Amer. Coll. Cardiol. 27, 95A-96A, 1996 (with R.J. Lampert, A.J. Denner, L.E. Rosenfeld & F.A. Lee)
Scaling of low-order structure functions in homogeneous turbulence.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 77 , 3799-3802, 1996 (with N. Cao & S. Chen)
The search for a low-dimensional characterization of a local climate system.
Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. Lond. 354A , 1715-1750, 1996 (with A. Sahay)


Refined similarity hypotheses for passive scalars mixed by turbulence.
J. Fluid Mech. 297 , 275-291, 1995 (with G. Stolovitzky & P. Kailasnath)
Scaling exponents near the onset of turbulence.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 75 , 1942-1945, 1995
Turbulent cascades.
J. Stat. Phys. 78 , 311-333, 1995 (with G. Stolovitzky)
The energy dissipation rate in turbulent shear flows.
In Developments in Fluid Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering , Proceedings of the symposium held at Bangalore, Dec. 9-10, 1993, pp. 159-190, edited by S.M. Deshpande, A. Prabhu, K.R. Sreenivasan & P.R. Viswanath. Bangalore, Interline Publishers, 1995
On the universality of the Kolmogorov constant.
Phys. Fluids 7 , 2778-2784, 1995
Scaling properties of circulation in moderate-Reynolds-number turbulent wakes.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 75 , 433-436, 1995 (with A. Juneja & A.K. Suri)
Small-scale intermittency in turbulence.
In Twelfth Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference , pp. 549-556, edited by R.W. Bilger. University of Sydney, 1995
Intermittency, the second-order structure function, and the turbulent energy dissipation rate.
Phys. Rev. E 52 , 3242-3244, 1995 (with G. Stolovitzky)


Sign-singular measure and its association with turbulent scalings.
Phys. Rev. E 49 , R2521-2524, 1994 (with S.I. Vainshtein & Y.Du)
Kolmogorov's 4/5ths law and intermittency in turbulence.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 73 , 3085-3088, 1994 (with S.I. Vainshtein)
Synthetic turbulence.
Phys. Rev. E 49 , 5179-5194, 1994 (with A. Juneja, D.P. Lathrop & G. Stolovitzky)
Independent velocity increments and Kolmogorov's refined similarity hypotheses.
In The Chaos Paradigm: Developments and Applications in Engineering and Science , pp. 97-105, edited by R.A. Katz. (AIP conference proceedings, 296). AIP, 1994 (with G. Stolovitzky)
Scaling exponents for turbulence and other random processes, and their relationships with multifractal structure.
Phys. Rev. E 50 , 1823-1835, 1994 (with S.I. Vainshtein, R.T. Pierrehumbert, V. Kashyap & A. Juneja)
Fractals in fluid mechanics.
Fractals 2 , 253-263, 1994
Questions in fluid mechanics: Opportunities and challenges of flow experiments in helium.
J. Fluids Engg. 116 , 395-396, 1994 (with R.J. Donnelly)
Kolmogorov's refined similarity hypotheses for turbulence and general stochastic processes.
Rev. Mod. Phys. 66 , 229-240, 1994 (with G. Stolovitzky)
Multiplicative models for turbulent energy dissipation.
Acta Mechanica (Suppl.) 4, 113-123, 1994 
This is a slightly expanded form of the article entitled: Self-similar multiplier distributions and multiplicative models for energy dissipation in high-Reynolds-number turbulence.
In Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, 1992. Proc. of the ICTAM meeting held in Haifa, Israel, pp. 395-406, edited by S.R. Bodner, J. Singer, A. Solar & Z. Hashin. Elsevier, 1993. (with G. Stolovitzky)
One of the authors of the Report from the Department of Physics, University of Oregon:
Cryogenic helium gas convection research; A discussion of opportunities for using the cryogenic facilities of the SSC Laboratories for High Rayleigh Number and High Reynolds Number Turbulence Research , ed. by Russell J. Donnelly. Oct. 1994
Official DOE reports, reviews and letters from the community concerning the report with the same title, compiled and commented by Russell J. Donnelly, editor. Jan. 1995 Download


Scaling of structure functions.
Phys. Rev. E 48 , R33-R36, 1993 (with G. Stolovitzky)
The instability and breakdown of a round variable-density jet.
J. Fluid Mech. 249 , 619-664, 1993 (with D.M. Kyle)
An update on the intermittency exponent in turbulence.
Phys. Fluids A 5 , 512-514, 1993 (with P. Kailasnath)
Scaling functions and scaling exponents in turbulence.
Phys. Rev. E 48 , R3217-3220, 1993 (with G. Stolovitzky & A. Juneja)
Conditional scalar dissipation rates in turbulent wakes, jets, and boundary layers.
Phys. Fluids A 5 , 3207-3215, 1993 (with P. Kailasnath & J.R. Saylor)
Zero crossings of velocity fluctuations in turbulent boundary layers.
Phys. Fluids A 5 , 2879-2885, 1993 (with P. Kailasnath)
The thickness distribution of OH regions in a turbulent diffusion flame.
Combust. Sci. and Tech. 89 , 1-7, 1993 (with A.W. Johnson & M. Winter)
Observations of liquid jets injected into a highly accelerated supersonic boundary layer.
AIAA J. 31 , 1827-1834, 1993 (with A.W. Johnson)
Self-similar multiplier distributions and multiplicative models for energy dissipation in high- Reynolds-number turbulence.
In Theoretical and applied mechanics, 1992. Proc. of the ICTAM Meeting Held in Haifa, Israel , pp. 395-406, edited by S.R. Bodner, J. Singer, A. Solar & Z. Hashin. Elsevier, 1993.
Also, in a slightly expanded form entitled: Multiplicative models for turbulent energy dissipation.
Acta Mechanica, (Suppl.) , 4 , 113-123, 1994 (with G. Stolovitzky)
A scheme for generating initial velocity field for DNS of isotropic turbulence.
unpublished (with A. Juneja & G. Erlebacher)


Scale-invariant multiplier distributions in turbulence.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 68 , 2762-2765, 1992 (with A.B. Chhabra)
The probability density of velocity increments in turbulent flows.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 68 , 2766-2769, 1992 (with P. Kailasnath & G. Stolovitzky) 
Kolmogorov's refined similarity hypotheses.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 69 , 1178-1181, 1992 (with G. Stolovitzky & P. Kailasnath)
Sign-singular measures: Fast magnetic dynamos, and high-Reynolds-number fluid turbulence.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 69 , 2654-2657, 1992 (with E. Ott, Y. Du, A. Juneja & A. Suri)
Accumulation rates of spiral-like structures in fluid flows.
Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. 437A , 391-401, 1992 (with R.M. Everson)


Fractal geometry of isoscalar surfaces in turbulence: Theory and experiment.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 67 , 1739-1742, 1991 (with P. Constantin & I. Procaccia)
Do scalar fluctuations in turbulent shear flows possess local universality?
Physica D 51 , 567-568, 1991
The multifractal nature of the turbulent energy dissipation.
J. Fluid Mech. 224 , 429-484, 1991 (with C. Meneveau)
On local isotropy of passive scalars in turbulent shear flows.
Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. A 434 , 165-182, 1991
Fractals and multifractals in fluid turbulence.
Annu. Rev. Fluid Mech. 23 , 539-600, 1991 
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Probabilistic multifractals and negative dimensions.
In New Perspectives in Turbulence , pp. 271-288, edited by L. Sirovich. Springer-Verlag, 1991 (with A.B. Chhabra)
Negative dimensions: Theory, computation, and experiment.
Phys. Rev. A 43 , 1114-1117, 1991 (with A.B. Chhabra)
Turbulent flow.
In Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, 7th ed. , v. 18, pp. 696-700. McGraw Hill, 1991
Characterization and compression of turbulent signals and images using wavelet-packets.
In Studies in Turbulence , pp. 489-513, edited by T.B. Gatski, S. Sarkar & C.G. Speziale, Springer-Verlag, 1991 (with L. Zubair & M.V. Wickerhauser)
Remarks on high-Reynolds-number turbulence experiments and facilities.
In High Reynolds Number Flows using Liquid and Gaseous Helium , pp. 181-184, edited by R.J. Donnelly. Springer-Verlag, 1991
Turbulent flows and coupled maps.
In Spontaneous Formation of Space-Time Structures and Criticality , pp. 425-431, edited by T. Riste & D. Sherrington. (NATO ASI series). Kluwer Academic Publications, 1991
What is the matter with high-Reynolds-number turbulence?


The measurement and interpretation of fractal dimensions of the scalar interface in turbulent flows.
Phys. Fluids A 2 , 792-807, 1990 (with R.R. Prasad)
Joint multifractal measures: Theory and applications to turbulence.
Phys. Rev. A 41 , 894-913, 1990 (with C. Meneveau, P. Kailasnath & M.S. Fan)
Interface dimension in intermittent turbulence.
Phys. Rev. A 41 , 2246-2248, 1990 (with C. Meneveau)
Quantitative three-dimensional imaging and the structure of passive scalar fields in fully turbulent flows.
J. Fluid Mech. 216 , 1-34, 1990 (with R.R. Prasad)
On the formation and suppression of vortex 'shedding' at low Reynolds numbers.
J. Fluid Mech. 218 , 71-107, 1990 (with P.J. Strykowski)
Some results concerning the 'dynamical systems approach' to the 'turbulence problem'.
In Chaos: Soviet-American Perspectives in Nonlinear Science , pp. 223-242, edited by D.K. Campbell. American Institute of Physics, 1990. 
Also, in a slightly different form entitled: The utility of dynamical systems approaches: Comment 3.
In Whither Turbulence? Turbulence at the Cross Roads , pp. 269-291, edited by J.L. Lumley. (Lecture notes in physics, v.357) Springer, 1990
Wavelet analysis of the turbulent jet.
Phys. Lett. A 145 , 314-322, 1990 (with R. Everson & L. Sirovich)
Turbulence and the tube.
Nature 344 , 192-193, 1990


The fractal geometry of interfaces and the multifractal distribution of dissipation in fully turbulent flows.
Pure Appl. Geophys. 131 , 43-60, 1989 (with R.R. Prasad, C. Meneveau & R. Ramshankar)
Mixing, entrainment and fractal dimensions of surfaces in turbulent flows.
Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. 421A , 79-108, 1989 (with R. Ramshankar & C. Meneveau)
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Scalar interfaces in digital images of turbulent flows.
Experiments in Fluids 7 , 259-264, 1989 (with R.R. Prasad)
New results on the fractal and multifractal structure of the large Schmidt number passive scalars in fully turbulent flows.
Physica D 38 , 322-329, 1989 (with R.R. Prasad)
Absolute instability in variable density round jets.
Experiments in Fluids 7 , 309-317, 1989 (with S. Raghu & D. Kyle)
The turbulent boundary layer.
In Frontiers in Experimental Fluid Mechanics , pp. 159-209, edited by M. Gad-el-Hak, Springer, 1989
Measurement of f(α) from scaling of histograms, and applications to dynamical systems and fully developed turbulence.
Phys. Lett. A 137 , 103-112, 1989 (with C. Meneveau)
Extraction of underlying multiplicative processes from multifractals via the thermodynamic formalism.
Phys. Rev. A 40 , 4593-4611, 1989 (with A. B. Chhabra & R.V. Jensen)
Direct determination of the f(α) singularity spectrum and its application to fully developed turbulence.
Phys. Rev. A 40 , 5284-5294, 1989 (with A.B. Chhabra, C. Meneveau & R.V. Jensen)
The fractal facets of turbulence. (In Japanese)
J. Soc. Heating, Air Conditioning and Sanitary Engineers of Japan 64 , 65-74, 1989. (with C. Meneveau)
English original
J. Fluid Mech. 173 , 357-386, 1986
Three-dimensional imaging of turbulent flows.
In Proc. Seventh Symposium on Turbulent Shear Flows , Stanford, CA. 1989.(with R.R. Prasad)


A paradox concerning the extended Stokes series solution for the pressure drop in coiled pipes.
Phys. Fluids 31 , 1339-1347, 1988 (with R. Ramshankar) 
Fractal facets of axisymmetric water jets.
Phys. Fluids 31 (Special Section: Gallery of Fluid Motion), 2393-2394, 1988(with R.R. Prasad)
The fractal dimension of scalar surfaces in turbulent jets.
Fluid Dynamics Transactions of the Polish Academy of Sciences 14 , 205-219, 1988 (with R.R. Prasad)
Nonlinear dynamics of the wake of an oscillating cylinder.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 60, 797-800, 1988; (with D.J. Olinger); reprinted in Chaos II , pp. 493-496, edited by Hao Bai-Lin. World-Scientific, 1990
Multifractal nature of the dissipation field of passive scalars in fully turbulent flows.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 61 , 74-77, 1988 (with R.R. Prasad & C. Meneveau)
Flat plate drag reduction by turbulence mananipulation.
Proc. Ind. Acad. Sci., Series C (Sadhana) 12 , 15-30, 1988 (with R. Narasimha)
Singularities of the equations of fluid motion.
Phys. Rev. A 38 , 6287-6295, 1988 (with C. Meneveau)
Universal dynamics in the wake of an oscillating cylinder at low Reynolds numbers.
In Proc. Int. Symp. on Flow Induced Vibrations and Noise: Nonlinear Interaction Effects and Chaotic Motions , pp. 1-29, edited by M. Reischman, M. Paidoussis & R. Hansen. ASME, New York, 1988 (with D.J. Olinger)


The multifractal spectrum of the dissipation field in turbulent flows.
In Physics of Chaos and Systems Far from Equilibrium, edited by Minh Doung Van. Nucl. Phys. B. (Proc. Suppl.) 2 , 49-76, 1987 (with C. Meneveau)
A simple multifractal cascade model for fully developed turbulence.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 59 , 1424-1427, 1987 (with C. Meneveau)
Hopf bifurcation, Landau equation, and vortex shedding behind circular cylinders.
In Forum on Unsteady Flow Separation, Trans. ASME , pp. 1-13, ed. by K.N. Ghia, 1987 (with P.J. Strykowski & D.J. Olinger)
Extended version entitled: On the Hopf bifurcation and Landau-Stuart constants associated with vortex ‘shedding’ behind circular cylinders.
A unified view of the origin and morphology of the turbulent boundary layer structure.
In Turbulence Management and Relaminarization , pp. 37-61, edited by H.W. Liepmann & R. Narasimha. Springer-Verlag, 1987
Control of acoustically coupled combustion and fluid dynamic instabilities.
AIAA Paper- 87-2690 , 1987 (with S. Raghu)
The multifractal spectrum of the dissipation field in turbulent flows.
In Physics of Chaos and Systems Far from Equilibrium, edited by Minh Doung Van. Nucl. Phys. B. (Proc. Suppl.) 2 , 49-76, 1987 (with C. Meneveau)
Chaos in open flow systems.
In Dimensions and Entropies in Chaotic Systems , pp. 222-230, edited by G. Mayer-Kress, (Springer series in synergetics v.32). Springer-Verlag, 1986
The fractal facets of turbulence.
J. Fluid Mech. 173 , 357-386, 1986 (with C. Meneveau); 
Also translated into Japanese: J. Soc. Heating, Air Conditioning and Sanitary Engineers of Japan 64 , 65-74,1989 Download
Transition intermittency in open flows, and intermittency routes to chaos.
Physica D 23 , 246-258, 1986 (with R. Ramshankar)


On the fine-scale intermittency of turbulence.
J. Fluid Mech. 151 , 81-103, 1985
The effect of contraction on a homogeneous turbulent shear flows.
J. Fluid Mech. 154 , 187-213, 1985
The control of pressure oscillations in combustion and fluid dynamical systems.
AIAA Paper-85-0540 , 1985 (with B.T. Chu & S. Raghu)
The control of transitional flows.
AIAA Paper-85-0559 , 1985 (with P.J. Strykowski)
Transitional and turbulent wakes and chaotic dynamical systems.
In Nonlinear Dynamics of Transcritical Flows , pp. 59-80, edited by H.L. Jordan, H. Oertel and K. Robert. (Lecture Notes in Engineering, v.13) Springer-Verlag, 1985
Transition and turbulence in fluid flows and low-dimensional chaos.
In Frontiers in Fluid Mechanics , pp. 41-67, edited by S.H. Davis & J.L. Lumley. Springer-Verlag, 1985


On the variation of the turbulent Prandtl number is shear flows.
Int. Commun. Heat Mass Transf. 11 , 497-501, 1984 (with R.A. Antonia & A.J. Chambers)
The azimuthal correlations of velocity and temperature fluctuations in an axisymmetric jet.
Phys. Fluids 27 , 867-875, 1984
On the scaling of the turbulence energy dissipation rate.
Phys. Fluids 27 , 1048-1051, 1984
On analogies between turbulence in open flows and chaotic dynamical systems.
In Turbulence and Chaotic Phenomena in Fluids , pp. 191-196, edited by Tomomasa Tatsumi. Elsevier 1984 (with P.J. Strykowski)


Stabilization effects in flow through helically coiled pipes.
Experiments in Fluids 1 , 31-36, 1983 (with P.J. Strykowski)
An instability associated with a sudden expansion in a pipe flow.
Phys. Fluids 26 , 2766-2768, 1983 (with P.J. Strykowski)
Zero-crossings in turbulent signals.
J. Fluid Mech. 137 , 251-272, 1983 (with A. Prabhu & R. Narasimha)
Some studies on non-simple pipe flows.
Trans. Inst. Engineers, Australia ME8 , 200-208, 1983 Also in Proc. Eighth Australasian Fluid Mech. Conf. , 1983


Laminarescent, relaminarizing and retransitional flows.
Acta Mechanica 44 , 1-48, 1982
Equilibrium parameters for two-dimensional turbulent wakes.
J. Fluids Engg. Trans. ASME 104 , 167-170, 1982 (with R. Narasimha)
A test of gradient transport and its generalizations.
In Turbulent Shear Flows 3 ; selected papers from the 3rd international symposium, pp. 96-112, edited by L.J.S. Bradbury, F. Durst, B.E. Launder, F.W. Schmidt & J.H. Whitelaw. Springer-Verlag, 1982 (with S. Tavoularis & S. Corrsin)
Expanded form of the article entitled: Turbulent transport in passively heated homogeneous and inhomogeneous flows.
Statistics of turbulence research.
APS Division of Fluid Dynamics Newsletter 1982 (4 pages)


Turbulent transport in passively heated homogeneous and inhomogeneous flows.
In Proc. Third Symposium on Turbulent Shear Flows , Davis, CA. 1981 (with S. Tavoularis & S. Corrsin)
Also in expanded form entitled: A test of gradient transport and its generalizations.
Skewness of the temperature derivative in an asymmetrically heated wake.
Phys. Fluids 24 , 778-779, 1981 (with S. Tavoularis)
Evolution of the centerline probability density function of temperature in a plane turbulent wake.
Phys. Fluids 24 , 1232-1234, 1981
Decay of scalar variance in isotropic turbulence.
Phys. Fluids 24 , 1909-1910, 1981
Approach to self-preservation in plane turbulent wakes.
AIAA J. 19 , 1365-1367, 1981
The effect of cooling rate on binary nucleation.
Appl. Sci. Res. 37 , 183-194, 1981 (with P.P. Wegener)


Temperature fluctuations and scales in grid-generated turbulence.
J. Fluid Mech. 100 , 597-621, 1980 (with S. Tavoularis, R. Henry & S. Corrsin)
On the skewness of the temperature derivative in turbulent flows.
J. Fluid Mech. 101 , 783-795, 1980 (with S. Tavoularis)


Relaminarization of fluid flows.
Adv. Appl. Mech. 19 , 221-309, 1979 (with R. Narasimha)
Local isotropy and large structures in a heated turbulent jet.
J. Fluid Mech. 94 , 745-775, 1979 (with R.A. Antonia & D. Britz)
Response of atmospheric surface layer turbulence to a partial solar eclipse.
J. Geophys. Res. 84 , 1689-1692, 1979 (with R.A. Antonia, A.J. Chambers, D. Phong-Anant & S. Rajagopalan)


Rapid distortion of axisymmetric turbulence.
J. Fluid Mech. 84 , 497-516, 1978 (with R. Narasimha)
Measurements of turbulent fluxes in Bass-Strait.
J. Phys. Ocean. 8 , 28-37, 1978 (with R.A. Antonia, A.J. Chambers, S. Rajagopalan & C.A. Friehe)
Structure of turbulent bulges in an axisymmetric jet.
In Structure and Mechanisms of Turbulence , vol. 1. pp. 19-30, (Lecture Notes in Physics, v.75) Springer-Verlag, 1978 (with R.A. Antonia & D. Britz)
Joint probability densities and quadrant contributions in a heated turbulent round jet.
AIAA J. 16 , 867-868, 1978 (with R.A. Antonia)
Conditional measurements in a heated axisymmetric turbulent mixing layer.
AIAA J. 16 , 869-870, 1978 (with R.A. Antonia & S.E. Stephenson)
Accuracy of moments of velocity and scalar fluctuations in the atmospheric surface layer.
Boundary-Layer Meteorology 14 , 341-359, 1978 (with A.J. Chambers & R.A. Antonia)


Conditional probability densities in a turbulent heated round jet.
In Proc. Sixth Australasian Hydraulics and Fluid Mechanics Conference , Adelaide, Australia, 5-9 Dec. 1977, pp. 411-414. Sydney, The Institution of Engineers, Australia, 1977 (with R.A. Antonia)
Temperature dissipation fluctuations in a turbulent boundary layer.
Phys. Fluids 20 , 1238-1249, 1977 (with R.A. Antonia & H.Q. Danh)
Log-normality of temperature dissipation in a turbulent boundary layer.
Phys. Fluids 20 , 1800-1804, 1977 (with R.A. Antonia)
Skewness of temperature derivatives in a turbulent boundary layer.
Phys. Fluids 20 , 1986-1988, 1977 (with R.A. Antonia)
Properties of wall shear stress fluctuations in a turbulent duct flow.
J. Appl. Mech. Trans. ASME Ser. E 44 , 389-395, 1977 (with R.A. Antonia)


Determination of intermittency from the probability density function of a passive scalar.
Phys. Fluids 19 , 1471-1474, 1976 (with R.W. Bilger & R.A. Antonia)
Diffusion from a heated wall-cylinder immersed in a turbulent boundary layer.
In Proc. Thermofluids Conference, Hobart, Australia , Dec. 1-3, 1976, pp. 103-106, Sydney, The Institution of Engineers, Australia, 1976 (with H.Q. Danh & R.A. Antonia)


Distorted wakes.
Adv. Geophys. 18B , 317-328, 1974 (with A. Prabhu & R. Narasimha)
Rapid distortion of shear flows.
Aero. Soc. of India Silver Jubilee Tech. Conf., Bangalore , 1974. Paper 2.3 (with R. Narasimha)


Relaminarization in highly accelerated turbulent boundary layers.
J. Fluid Mech. 61 , 417-447 1973 (with R. Narasimha)
Rapid distortion of axisymmetric turbulence.
Current Science 42 , 632-634, 1973

Roddam Narasimha
Current Sceince 107, 297-305, 2014 (with G.S. Bhat)
Steven A. Orszag, An Obituary.
Phys. Today (in print), 2011 (with several coauthors)
Jerrold Marsden: An Obituary
Journal of Nonlinear Science, 21, Jan 2, 2011
Steven Robert Harry Kraichnan, An Obituary.
Phys. Today 61, May issue, 70-71, 2008 (with S. Chen, G. Eyink, G. Falkovich, U. Frisch & S. Orszag)
Science dissemination using Open Access: A compendium of selected literature on Open Access , ed. by E. Canessa & M. Zennaro. ICTP, 2008.
Some comments on nonlinear dynamics.
Conference report: Perspective on nonlinear dynamics. ICTP, Trieste, July 2007.
Pramana: Journal of Physics 70, 959-963, 2008
A personal account of Professor Abdus Salam.
Int. J. Modern Phys. A 23, 3799-3810, 2008;
reprinted in Salam + 50 ; proceedings of the conference, ed. by Michael Duff. Imperial College Press, 2008.
Preface to
"100 Buone Ragioni per Diventare Scienziati" the Italian Translation of the English Original "100 Reasons to be a Scientist". ICTP, 2007.
Preface to
"The ICTP Experience: Diploma and Step Students" . ICTP, 2007.
Preface to
"The ICTP Experience: The TRIL Programme" . ICTP, 2007.
Introduction to
"Good Morning Prof. Budinich" the English Translation of the Italian original "Buongiorno Prof. Budinich", by P. Greco. Milano, Bompiani, 2007
A perspective on the status of mathematics in India.
Curr. Sci. 93, 1080-1087, 2007
Water crisis in India.
Curr. Sci. 93, 1335, 2007
Conference report: The IAEA's international fusion and plasma physics activities - report on the 49th regular session of the IAEA General Conference and the 8th Scientific Forum.
Nucl. Fusion 46, 667-672, 2006 (with W. Burkart)
ICTP as a model for excellence for doctoral and post-doctoral training in the South.
In "Sharing Knowledge Across the Mediterranean Area" pp. 19-28, edited by P. Faugeras, A. Hoummada & R. Klapisch. (NATO Security through Science Series, E: Human and Societal Dynamics, 12). Amsterdam, IOS Press, 2006.
Scientific measure of Africa's connectivity.
Information Technologies and International Development 3 (No.1), 55-64, 2006(with M. Zennaro, E. Canessa, A. A. Rehmatullah & R. L. Cottrell)
Prospects and problems for world energy: Remarks at the World Renewable Energy Congress.
The Pantaneto Forum, issue 24 (3 pages) 2006 
Raising the level of science in developing countries.
APS News, 15, March issue, 4, 2006
Access to scholarly literature via a free knowledge management enabler: An opportunity for scientists in developing countries.
Knowledge Management for Development Journal 2 (No. 3), 75-85, 2006 (with E. Canessa, C. Fonda & M. Zennaro)
Foreword to the proceedings of the International Conference on "Frontiers in Fluid Mechanics" held in Bangalore, India, October 26-28, 2006
Comment on: William C. Brainard and Herbert E. Scarf's "How to Compute Equilibrium Prices in 1891".
Amer. J. Economics and Sociology 64, 89-92, 2005;
reprinted in: Celebrating Irving Fisher: The legacy of a great economist , ed. by R.W. Dimand and J. Geanakoplos. Blackwell, 2005
A Web community to foster science in developing countries: www.ictp.it.
In Proc. IADIS International Conference on Web Based Communities 2005 , Algarve, Portugal, pp. 23-25, 2005 (with C. Fonda, M. Zennaro & E. Canessa)
A global role for physics.
Phys. World 18, October issue, 38-41, 2005
Preface: Special Issue in Tribute to Robert Anthony Antonia.
Flow Turbul. Combust. 72, 91-92, 2004 (with R.W. Bilger)
Science in the South.
Editorial in Science 306, 1259, November 19 issue, 2004
ICTP: the next 40 years.
CERN Courier 44, November issue, 58, 2004
"Three quarks for Muster Mark"
a brief introduction for "A Rose for Joyce" by R.A. Crivelli, MGS Press, 2004
Concluding remarks on Ludwig Prandtl and Goettingen.
Setting new sights for the ICTP.
Comment in the Forum of Phys. World 16, April issue, 15, 2003
The mores of publishing in science.
Curr. Sci. 84, 483, 2003
Preface: Special Issue on Nonlinearity and chaos in the physical sciences.
Pramana: Journal of Physics 48, 3-5, 1997 (with R. Ramaswamy)
Book review: An introduction to error analysis: The study of uncertainties in physical measurements, by J.R. Taylor
American Scientist 71, 430-430, 1983.