Welcome to the Experimental Fluid Mechanics Research Lab within the School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (MIME) at Oregon State University. This is home of the Jim Liburdy Research group, which has a diverse range of research topics with the main theme of understanding the complexities of fluid flow and how these can be put to valuable use in understanding and designing engineering systems.


Current Research Topics Includes:

Transient influx in multiphase flow

Transition to turbulence in porous media

Kinetic aerodynamics for energy harvesting

Convective thermal management

Advanced power cycle development


Future Participants
We welcome future collaborations and look forward to engaging new students into our research activities. Please explore some of our research on this web site and if you have any questions or want further information please contact Jim Liburdy at:

James A. Liburdy
J.R. Welty Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Oregon State University



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