Dr. Desjardins joined the Cornell MAE faculty in July 2011. Prior to that, he was on the Mechanical Engineering faculty at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He received a Master of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics from ENSAE (Supaero) in Toulouse, France, in 2004. The same year, he received a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, then in 2008 he obtained a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. He received an NSF CAREER award in 2014 to work on turbulence modeling around liquid-gas interfaces, and he was presented with the Junior Award from the International Conference on Multiphase Flow in 2016.
Dr. Desjardins' research focuses on large-scale numerical modeling of turbulent reacting multiphase flows with industrial application. Using world-class parallel computers, his group develops numerical methods and models to investigate the multi-scale and multi-physics fluid mechanics problems that arise in a range of engineering devices, such as combustors or biomass reactors.
High-fidelity computational techniques such as large-eddy simulations and direct numerical simulations are at the heart of Dr. Desjardins' research. By enabling the exploration of complex non-linear flow physics from first principles, these techniques have the potential to guide the development of highly optimized energy and propulsion systems.
Fluid dynamics, Turbulence, Multiphase flows, Computational fluid dynamics
- 2017."Improving particle drag predictions in Euler-Lagrange simulations with two-way coupling."Journal of Computational Physics. .
- 2017."Euler-euler anisotropic gaussian mesoscale simulation of homogeneous cluster-induced gas-particle turbulence."AIChe Journal. .
- 2017."Numerical simulation of the initial destabilization of an air-blasted liquid layer."Journal of Fluid Mechanics812: 1024-1038. .
- 2017."A mass and momentum conserving unsplit semi-Lagrangian framework for simulating multiphase flows."Journal of Computational Physics332: 21-46. .
- 2016."Strongly coupled fluid-particle flows in vertical channels. I. Reynolds-averaged two-phase turbulence statistics."Physics of Fluids28(3): 033306-033306. .
Selected Awards and Honors
- Research Excellence Award (College of Engineering, Cornell University) 2020
- Robert '55 and Vanne '57 Cowie Teaching Award (College of Engineering, Cornell University) 2016
- Junior Award (recognizes outstanding achievements and influential contributions in multiphase flow research by a researcher younger than 40 years) (International Conference on Multiphase Flow) 2016
- CAREER Award (National Science Foundation) 2014
- Distinguished Paper Award (33rd International Symposium on Combustion) 2010
- Outstanding Graduate Education Award (Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder.) 2008
- M.Sc. (Aeronautics & Astronautics), SUPAERO, 2003
- M.Sc. (Mechanical Engineering), Stanford University, 2003
- Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering), Stanford University, 2008