Eckart Meiburg

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Distinguished Professor


(805) 893-5278
Engineering II, Room 2351
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5070

ME Research Areas: 

Research Description: 

  • Computational Science and Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences
  • Micro- and Nanoscale Engineering

Professor Meiburg's research interests lie in the general area of fluid dynamics and transport phenomena. His group primarily employs the tools of computational fluid dynamics (CFD), in particular highly resolved direct numerical simulations, in order to obtain insight into the physical mechanisms that govern the spatio-temporal evolution of a wide variety of geophysical, porous media and multiphase flow fields. Occasionally, his group extends their analyses to address issues of linear stability as well. Frequently, they collaborate closely with corresponding experimental investigations. Some current interests focus on gravity and turbidity currents, Hele-Shaw displacements, double-diffusive phenomena in particle laden flows, and internal bores. Prof. Meiburg is also investigating the flow and transport processes that govern the formation of 'salt giants,' by focusing on the example of the Dead Sea (Meiburg and Lensky 2024, submitted).