Department of Mechanical Engineering
Research DescriptionProfessor Krechetnikov's research focuses on the fundamental questions in Fluid Dynamics motivated by or targeted to applications and natural phenomena. The problems of interest span from high Reynolds number flows, e.g. aerodynamics and geophysics, to low Reynolds number flows, namely microfluidics and fluid mechanics of complex interfaces. The research involves both theoretical - analytical and numerical - and experimental studies done in the Fluid Dynamics Laboratory.
BiographyDr. Rouslan Krechetnikov is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr. Krechetnikov earned his Ph.D. degree in Applied Mathematics at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (Phystech) in 2004. Before joining UCSB he spent a year (2007-2008) as an Assistant Professor of Mathematics (tenure-track) at the University of Alberta (Edmonton, Canada) and a year (2006-2007) at Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada) in the same capacity. Before that, Dr. Krechetnikov was a Posdoctoral Fellow at the California Institute of Technology (2004-2006) and at UCSB (2002-2004).