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Brian Elbing 

Brian Elbing


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan, 2009

M.S.E., Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan, 2005

B.S., Mechanical Engineering
Western Michigan University, 2003

Research Interests

  • Flow Control
  • Tornado infrasound
  • Multiphase Flow
  • Experimental Fluid Mechanics

Awards and Recognition

  • John Brammer Professorship, Oklahoma State University, 2019-present
  • Tier 1 Faculty Affiliate, Unmanned System Research Institute, 2020
  • Distinguished Early Career Faculty Award, Oklahoma State University,2019
  • Halliburton Professorship in Engineering, Oklahoma State University, 2016-2019
  • Excellent New Teacher Award, Oklahoma State University, College of Engineering, Architecture & Tech, 2016

Professional Memberships

  • American Physical Society (APS) Division of Fluid Dynamics (DFD); member
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA); member
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME); member
  • Acoustical Society of America (ASA); member
  • Oklahoma AIAA/ASME Symposium

Courses Taught

  • ENSC 3233 Fluid Mechanics
  • MAE 3333 Fundamental Fluid Dynamics
  • MAE 4273 Experimental Fluid Dynamics
  • MAE 5233 Advanced Fluid Dynamics I
  • MAE 5273 Advanced Fluid Dynamics II

Recent Publications

  • Y Farsiani, Z Saeed, B Jayaraman & BR Elbing(2020) “Modification of turbulent boundary layer coherent structures with drag reducing polymer solution,” Physics of Fluids, 32(1), 015107 (
  • BR Elbing, SD Young, ML Jonson, RL Campbell, BA Craven, RF Kunz & KL Koudela (2020) “Experi-mental characterization of a high-amplitude fluid-structure-interaction of a flexible hydrofoil at high Reyn-olds number,” Journal of Vibration and Acoustics,142(4), 041014 (
  • B Hemingway, AE Frazier, BR Elbing & JD Jacob (2020)High-resolution estimation and spatial interpo-lation of temperaturestructure in the atmospheric boundary layer using a small unmanned aircraft system,” Boundary-Layer Meteorology,175, 397-416(
  • Y Farsiani, Z Saeed& BR Elbing(2020) “Drag reduction performance of mechanically degraded dilute polyethylene oxide solutions,” ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering, 142(9), 091201 (
  • BR Elbing(in press) “Impact of polymer degradation on past studies of the mean velocity profile in turbu-lent boundary layers,” Journal of Fluids Engineering, accepted on Oct 27, 2020 (FE-20-1351).
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