Personal profile

Dr. Fazle Hussain is the Cullen Distinguished Professor and director of the Institute of Fluid Dynamics and Turbulence, in the mechanical engineering department at The University of Houston. Dr. Hussain is a world-renowned scientist in fluid dynamics with over 200 papers in prestigious journals. He has been a visiting scholar at Cambridge six times, the Indian Institute of Science at Bangalore, the Institute of Mechanics at Beijing, the Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics at UCSB, and is the lifetime Moore Distinguished Scholar at Caltech and an honorary professor at Peking University.

Dr. Hussain currently serves on the board of The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas, as the mechanical engineering chair of the National Academy of Engineering, and as chair of the Academy of Science of the Developing World. He is a Fellow of APS, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Dr. Hussain has received awards including the Freeman Scholar Award of ASME in 1984, the Fluid Dynamics Prize of APS in 1998, the Fluids Engineering Award of ASME in 2000, and the Fluid Dynamics Award of AIAA in 2002 for his groundbreaking work in fluid dynamics. Dr. Hussain is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

At Houston Methodist Research Institute, Dr. Hussain serves as the Dean of Engineering of the Council of Deans. In this capacity, he provides leadership, guidance and counsel for research and education.

Research interests

The primary theme of Dr. Hussain’s research is the search for order in the disorder of turbulence. That is, underlying the complicated, seemingly random motion of turbulence, there is an organization. Dr. Hussain was one of the pioneers in recognizing that such organized motion is the key to understanding turbulence, and to controlling turbulent flows for technological benefit. For example, to design better engines and turbines, reduce drag and hence saving fuel in aircraft, and reduce the noise from jet engines. For applications like these and more, he has pursued experimental, numerical and theoretical studies of the basic mechanisms of turbulence.

Keywords

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  • Fluid mechanics, Turbulent flows, Vortex dynamics, Jets and boundary layers, Aeroacoustics, Optical measurement techniques, Fluidized beds, Bio-fluid dynamics

External positions

Texas Tech University at Lubbock

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Vortex flow
Concept: Vortex flow
Weight: 100%
Domain: Engineering & Materials Science
Turbulence
Concept: Turbulence
Weight: 53%
Domain: Engineering & Materials Science
vortices
Concept: vortices
Weight: 48%
Domain: Physics & Astronomy
Semantic group: General
Vorticity
Concept: Vorticity
Weight: 44%
Domain: Engineering & Materials Science
vorticity
Concept: vorticity
Weight: 33%
Domain: Physics & Astronomy
Semantic group: Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Shear flow
Concept: Shear flow
Weight: 30%
Domain: Engineering & Materials Science
turbulence
Concept: turbulence
Weight: 27%
Domain: Physics & Astronomy
Semantic group: Aerospace Sciences
Reynolds number
Concept: Reynolds number
Weight: 25%
Domain: Engineering & Materials Science
Boundary layers
Concept: Boundary layers
Weight: 22%
Domain: Engineering & Materials Science
Direct numerical simulation
Concept: Direct numerical simulation
Weight: 19%
Domain: Engineering & Materials Science
Research OutputsResearch Output authored by Fazle Hussain is tagged with the concept

Research outputs

Length-scale cascade and spread rate of atomizing planar liquid jets

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dynamics of fracturing saturated porous media and self-organization of rupture

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Quantification of turbulent mixing in colliding gravity currents

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Journals

J. FLUID MECH.

ISSNs: 0022-1120

Cambridge University Press

Journal

72

Physics of Fluids

ISSNs: 1070-6631, 0031-9171

American Institute of Physics Publising LLC

Journal

25

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Journal

9

AIAA journal

ISSNs: 0001-1452

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc. (AIAA)

Journal

8

Fluid Dynamics Research

ISSNs: 0169-5983

IOP Publishing Ltd.

Journal

8
has published Research OutputsResearch Output by Fazle Hussain

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Shared Pub. Internal Organizations

Institute for Academic Medicine

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16

Department of Nanomedicine

Organizational unit: Departments

16

Weill Cornell Medical College

Organizational unit: Schools & Hospitals

9

Houston Methodist Hospital

Organizational unit: Schools & Hospitals

8

Department of Radiation Oncology

Organizational unit: Departments

7
has Research OutputsResearch Output by Fazle Hussain

Shared Pub. External Organizations

University of Houston

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130

Texas Tech University at Lubbock

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33

Peking University

External organization: Academic

22

Houston Methodist Research Institute

External organization: Unknown

8

Stanford University

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6
has Research OutputsResearch Output by Fazle Hussain

Shared Pub. Internal co-authors

has co-authored Research OutputsResearch Output with Fazle Hussain

Shared Pub. External co-authors

Zhen Su She

External person

20

V. Shtern

External person

17

Donald J. Kouri

External person

15

H. S. Husain

External person

14

Jie Yao

External person

13
has co-authored Research OutputsResearch Output with Fazle Hussain

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