Emad Masroor

Fluid Dynamics, Dynamical Systems.

310 Norris Hall

495 Old Turner St

Blacksburg, VA 24061

I’m a PhD candidate in the Engineering Mechanics program at Virginia Tech, where I have been since spring 2018, working with Dr. Mark Stremler.

Engineering Mechanics lies at the intersection of the applied world of civil and mechanical engineering on the one hand, and the theoretical world of physics and mathematics on the other. In particular, I study fluid mechanics: the science of fluids in motion. You can find out more about my current projects on the research page.

I’m passionate about teaching, and aside from my work as a TA at Virginia Tech, I also teach Engineering Problem Solving to middle school students at the Duke Talent Identification Program at Davidson, NC during the summer. We learn calculus and trig, build slingshots, bridges and circuits, and have a blast!

See my ‘scientific family tree’ here, courtesy the Math Genealogy Project at North Dakota State University.

news + events

Dec 2020 Submitted a manuscript with Wenchao Yang and Mark Stremler to the Journal of Fluids and Structures. Title: `The wake of a transversely oscillating circular cylinder in a flowing soap film at low Reynolds number’.
Sep 2020 Corrigendum published in the Journal of Fluid Mechanics. 10.1017/jfm.2020.604 : Streamline patterns in 2P vortex street equilibria.
May 2020 Defended my proposal and passed the preliminary examination, a Graduate School requirement at Virginia Tech. My dissertation proposal is titled: Vortex dynamics and forces in the laminar wakes of bluff bodies.
Nov 2019 Attended the annual meeting of the American Physical Society’s Division of Fluid Dynamics in Seattle, WA. Presentation : Drag forces on a bluff body shedding a 2P wake.
Aug 2019 Attended a PhD Course on Vorticity, Vortical Flows, and Vortex-Induced Vibrations at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU).


selected publications

  1. J. Fluid Mech.
    Erratum: Streamline patterns in 2P vortex street equilibria
    Stremler, Mark A., Basu, Saikat, and Masroor, Emad
    Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 2020
  2. arXiv
    The wake of a transversely oscillating circular cylinder in a flowing soap film at low Reynolds number
    Yang, Wenchao, Masroor, Emad, and Stremler, Mark A.


Dec 16 2020 CFD tutorial in Julia
a tutorial for developing simple CFD code in Julia