Professor Ivan Marusic

Research Interests

  • Aerodynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Turbulent Flows

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Ivan Marusic is an ARC Laureate Fellow and a Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Melbourne. He received his PhD in 1992 and BE (Hons) Mech in 1987 from the University of Melbourne. His research is primarily in experimental and theoretical studies of turbulence at high Reynolds numbers. This includes studies in atmospheric surface layer flows and aquatic ecosystems. Prior to arriving in Melbourne in 2007 as an ARC Federation Fellow he was a faculty member at the University of Minnesota, where he was a recipient of an NSF Career Award and a Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and the American Physical Society, an Associate Editor of the Journal of Fluid Mechanics and the Journal of Hydraulic Research. 

Recent Publications

  1. Marusic I, Woodcock JD. Attached eddies and high-order statistics. ERCOFTAC Series. 2016, Vol. 23.
  2. Hultmark M, Marusic I, McKeon BJ, Morrison JF. Introduction to Topical Issue on Extreme Flows. EXPERIMENTS IN FLUIDS. Springer Verlag. 2016, Vol. 57, Issue 1.
  3. Yang XIA, Marusic I, Meneveau C. Moment generating functions and scaling laws in the inertial layer of turbulent wall-bounded flows. JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS. Cambridge University Press. 2016, Vol. 791.
  4. Mathis R, Marusic I, Cabrit O, Jones NL, Ivey GN. Reconstruction of wall shear-stress fluctuations in a shallow tidal river. ERCOFTAC Series. 2016, Vol. 23.
  5. Hellstroem LHO, Marusic I, Smits AJ. Self-similarity of the large-scale motions in turbulent pipe flow. JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS. Cambridge University Press. 2016, Vol. 792.
  6. Elsinga GE, Marusic I. The anisotropic structure of turbulence and its energy spectrum. Physics of Fluids. American Institute of Physics. 2016, Vol. 28, Issue 1.
  7. De Silva C, Hutchins N, Marusic I. Uniform momentum zones in turbulent boundary layers. JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS. Cambridge University Press. 2016, Vol. 786.
  8. Baars W, Squire DT, Talluru KM, Abbassi MR, Hutchins N, Marusic I. Wall-drag measurements of smooth- and rough-wall turbulent boundary layers using a floating element. Experiments in Fluids. 2016, Vol. 57.
  9. Poon K, Hayat U, Thondapu V, Ooi A, Asrar Ul Haq M, Moore S, Foin N, Tu S, Chin C, Monty J, Marusic I, Barlis P. Advances in three-dimensional coronary imaging and computational fluid dynamics: is virtual fractional flow reserve more than just a pretty picture?. Coron Artery Dis. 2015, Vol. 26 Suppl 1.
  10. Tsuji Y, Johansson A, Marusic I. Amplitude Modulation of Pressure in Turbulent Boundary Layer. 9th International Symposium on Turbulence and Shear Flow Phenomena (TSFP9). 2015.
  11. Marusic I, Baars W, Hutchins N. An extended view of the inner-outer interaction model for wallbounded turbulence using spectral linear stochastic estimation. 7th International Conference on Fluid Mechanics (IFCM). Elsevier. 2015. Editors: Li J, Fan J.
  12. Madad R, Elsnab J, Chin C, Klewicki J, Marusic I. An investigation of channel flow with a smooth air–water interface. Experiments in Fluids. Springer Verlag. 2015, Vol. 56, Issue 6.
  13. Philip J, Bermejo-Moreno I, Chung D, Marusic I. Characteristics of the entrainment velocity in a developing wake. 9th International Symposium on Turbulence and Shear Flow Phenomena (TSFP9). 2015.
  14. Marusic I, Chauhan KA, Kulandaivelu V, Hutchins N. Evolution of zero-pressure-gradient boundary layers from different tripping conditions. JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS. Cambridge University Press. 2015, Vol. 783.
  15. Mathis R, Marusic I, Hutchins N, Monty J, Harun Z. Inner-outer interaction predictive model for wall-bounded turbulence subjected to pressure gradient effect. 9th International Symposium on Turbulence and Shear Flow Phenomena (TSFP9). 2015.

Ivan Marusic

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University of Melbourne
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