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Vibhav Durgesh, Ph.D.

Vibhav Durgesh, Ph.D.

Associate Professor


Engineering Physics 324N



Mailing Address

Mechanical Engineering
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 0902
Moscow, Idaho 83844-0902

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, 2008
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, 2004
  • B.Tech., Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, WB India, 1999

  • Experimental aerodynamics
  • Wind tunnel testing
  • Water tunnel testing
  • Low-Reynolds aerodynamics
  • Biofluids
  • Renewable energy - Marine HydroKinetic Devices and Wind energy
  • Porous media flow
  • Flow visualization
  • Fluid-Structure-Interactions
  • Advanced data analysis
  • Diagnostic tool development

  • Yu, Paulo, Vibhav Durgesh, Tao Xing, and Ralph Budwig. "Application of Proper Orthogonal Decomposition to Study Coherent Flow Structures in a Saccular Aneurysm." Journal of Biomechanical Engineering 143, no. 6 (2021): 061008,
  • Hammad, A., Xing, T., Abdel-Rahim, A., Durgesh, V., & Crepeau, J. C. (2019). Effect of crosswinds on the aerodynamics of two passenger cars crossing each other. International journal of automotive technology, 20(5), 997-1008,
  • Yu, P., & Durgesh, V. (2018, July). Experimental Study of Large-Scale Flow Structures in an Aneurysm. In Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting (Vol. 51555, p. V001T02A009). American Society of Mechanical Engineers.,
  • Schaal, C., & Durgesh, V. (2018, November). Investigation of the scattering of focused ultrasonic waves at bones. In ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (Vol. 52026, p. V003T04A093). American Society of Mechanical Engineers,
  • Doddipatla L.S., H. Hangan,V. Durgesh, and J. W. Naughton. Wake Dynamics Resulting from Trailing-Edge Spanwise Sinusoidal Perturbation, AIAA Journal, Vol. 55, No. 6 (2017), pp. 1833-1851,
  • Durgesh, V., J. Thomson, M. Richmond, and B. Polagye. Noise correction of turbulent spectra obtained from Acoustic Doppler Velocimeters. 2014. Flow Measurement and Instrumentation, doi: 10.1016/j.flowmeasinst.2014.03.001.
  • Durgesh, V., J. W. Naughton, S. A. Whitmore. Experimental Investigation of base drag reduction via boundary layer modification. AIAA Journal, Vol. 51, No. 2 (2013), pp. 416- 425, doi: 10.2514/1.J051825.
  • Thomson J., B. Polagye, Durgesh, V., and M. Richmond. Measurements of turbulence at two tidal energy sites in Puget Sound WA (USA). IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, vol.37, no.3, pp.363,374, July 2012, doi: 10.1109/JOE.2012.2191656
  • Durgesh, V., and J. W. Naughton. Multi-time-delay LSE-POD complementary approach applied to unsteady high Reynolds number near wake flow. Experiments in Fluids, vol.49, no.3, pg.571-583, 2010, doi:, Springer-Verlag
  • Durgesh, V., R. Seeman, and J. W. Naughton. Flow visualization of coherent structures in high Reynolds number turbulent flow. European Physics Journal-Special Topics. vol.182, April, 2010, Springer, ed. Frank K. Lu, DOI: 10.1140/epjst/e2010-01224-1
  • Durgesh V., and J. W. Naughton. Multi-time delay LSE-POD complementary approach applied to wake flow behind a bluff body. Durgesh. In: 5th ASME/JSME conference, 3rd Symposium on the Measurement and Modeling of Large-Scale Turbulent Structures, 2007,

Grants and Contracts Awarded: (External, at UI)

  • Vibhav Durgesh (PI), An Experimental Investigation of Fluid-Membrane Interactions with Applications in Unsteady Aerodynamics, NASA-EPSCoR Research Initiation Grant $82k

  • Vibhav Durgesh (PI), Summer visiting faculty fellowship CAES-INL, 2021, ~19k

  • Vibhav Durgesh (PI), Andrew Tranmer, and Daniele Tonina, Professional training to address critical groundwater issues: resolving flow dynamics from pore- scale laboratory experiments and watershed-scale field measurements- Idaho Water Resources Research Institute-2021, ~$95k

  • Tao Xing, Gordon Murdoch, Vibhav Durgesh (co-PI), Nathan Schiele, Bryn Martin, NSF MRI: Acquisition of a 3D Printer for Studying Biofluids and Biomechanics, Award Number; 2019231, ~$252k

  • Ralph Budwig, Daniele Tonina, Vibhav Durgesh (co-PI), William (Jeff) Reeder, Quantifying bed architecture and interstitial processes within granular sediment beds by laser induced fluorescence, Idaho Water Resources Research Institute,-2019, ~$52k

Grants and Contracts Awarded: (Internal at UI)

  • V. Durgesh (PI), Acquisition of 2D Particle Image Velocimetry System for Investigation of Unsteady Flows, 2018-19, ORED, $105,000

Contact Us

Engineering Physics Building Rm. 324K

Mailing Address:

Mechanical Engineering
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 0902
Moscow, ID 83844-0902

Phone: 208-885-6579

Fax: 208-885-9031