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Phone: (860) 486-8729
Address: United Technologies Building
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Storrs, CT 06269

Our Group

This is the group of Dr. George Matheou in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Our mission is to provide world-class education, engage and inform the general public, and solve significant problems using computational science to make a positive impact on society and the environment.


The Special Issue of the journal Atmosphere on “Turbulent Transport in Atmospheric Boundary Layers” is now open for submissions. Dr. Matheou is the Guest Editor for the Special Issue.

July 3 
Our latest paper on simulations of stratocumulus clouds is published in Monthly Weather Review.

June 7 
Summer research experiences for teachers! We are participating in UConn’s Joule Fellows Program, an enrichment and personal development program for teachers. Two teachers will join us in our laboratory for five weeks in July and August. Together, we will work on discovering some of the secrets of cumulus clouds. The details of the two projects are on the program’s website along with the application details.

May 10 
A discussion paper lead by our collaborators at Caltech is now available in Atmospheric Measurement Techniques. The paper demonstrates the use of high-resolution 2D plume imagery from airborne remote sensing retrievals to quantify methane point sources emissions. Significant improvements on the flux estimates without the need for direct wind speed measurements is demonstrated enabling the measurement of methane sources from space-based observations.

January 10 
Dr. Matheou will present the Earth Science Seminar of the Science Visitor and Colloquium Program at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory on January 15.

December 14 
Dr. Matheou was awarded the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) Academic Mini Grant. The grant provides support for faculty innovation in teaching effectiveness and improved student learning outcomes. The project “Interactive wing design: Improving student engagement and learning in fluid dynamics” will be implemented in Fluid Dynamics I.

November 26
Dr. Matheou attended the 71st Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society’s Division of Fluid Dynamics (DFD), in Atlanta, Georgia on November 18-20, 2018. Dr. Matheou presented new insights on high-resolution modeling of stratocumulus clouds.

October 18
The CFD  group participated in Research Connections, a networking event at UConn intended to expose first and second year students to undergraduate research through engaging in meaningful interactions with faculty, staff, graduate students, and peers. Many thanks to the Office of First Year Programs & Learning Communities (FYP&LC), the Office of Undergraduate Research for organizing the even!

September 17
Dr. Matheou participated in the GABLS4 Workshop in Toulouse, France. Many thanks to Météo-France for hosting us!