Harindra J. Fernando

Wayne and Diana Murdy Endowed Professor

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Cushing Hall 311-D

Research Areas of Interest: Fluid mechanics; specifically turbulence in homogeneous, stratified, and rotating flows; double-diffusive phenomena; multiphase flows; oceanic and atmospheric flows, especially boundary layers and transport processes; industrial fluid mechanics; energy storage and extraction, urban air pollution; sustainability engineering, remote sensing.


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Harindra Joseph Fernando is currently the Wayne and Diana Murdy Endowed Professor of Engineering and Geosciences at University of Notre Dame. He received his education at the University of Sri Lanka (BS), the Johns Hopkins University (MA, PhD) and was a post-doctoral fellow at California Institute of Technology. His career started at Arizona State University in 1984 as an assistant professor in mechanical and aerospace engineering, and was an Associate Professor (1988-92), Professor (1992-2010) and was the director of the Environmental Fluid Dynamics Center during 1994-2010. He joined University of Notre Dame in 2010.

Dr. Fernando is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), American Physical Society (APS), American Meteorological Society (AMS), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), American Geophysical Union (AGU) and International Association of Hydro-Environment Research (IAHR). He was elected to the European Academy in 2009. He received docteur honoris causa form University of Grenoble, France, in 2014 and Doctor of Laws Honoris Causa from University of Dundee, Scotland in 2016.

He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Environmental Fluid Dynamics and an Editor of the journals Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics and Journal of Non-Linear Processes in Geophysics and an Associate Editor of the Proceedings of the Royal Society (London). He has published more than 360 archival journal papers spanning some sixty international archival Journals, covering basic fluid dynamics, experimental methods, oceanography, atmospheric sciences, environmental sciences and engineering, urban fluid mechanics, air pollution, alternative energy sources, acoustics, heat transfer and hydraulics and fluids engineering. He was a Principal Investigator of many international field experiments, including MATERHORN, PERDIGAO, CASPER, ASIRI, ASIRI-RAWI, MISO-BOB, IFFExO, C-FOG and Fatima.

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