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Kerstin Avila

is a postdoc at the University of Bremen and is specialized in experiments of shear flows. Her previous work was on the transition to turbulence in pipe and Taylor-Couette flows and the close links to directed percolation. Currently, she investigates suspension flows, and the sloshing phenomena of dry granulate and its analogy to liquids. Until September she is in parental leave and wants to gather ideas from this programme for new experiments in well-controlled boundary layer flows.

Marc Avila

is Professor of Fluid Mechanics and head of the Center of Applied Space Technology and Microgravity (ZARM) at the University of Bremen, Germany. He is interested in the transition to turbulence in wall-bounded shear flows, including exact coherent solutions and their connection to complex patio-temporal dynamics, laminar-turbulent interfaces and control. In a project that just started he investigates the extension of dynamical system approaches to high Reynolds number pipe flows via LES.
His current interests span the modeling and simulation of flows in chemical and mechanical engineering.

Shervin Bagheri

is an associate professor at KTH. He investigates both passive and active means to control turbulent flows with focus on finding appropriate reduced-order models that enable systematic and efficient fluid flow control. Webpage

Bjorn Birnir

is a Professor in Math and the Center for Complex and Nonlinear Science at UC Santa Barbara. He has been working on the mathematical theory of turbulence, homogeneous turbulence, boundary turbulence and Lagrangian turbulence for several years. Webpage

Nazmi Burak Budanur
is a postdoc at IST Austria. Currently, he is working on unstable manifolds of invariant solutions (traveling waves and relative periodic orbits) of pipe flow.

Navid Constantinou

is a postdoc at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego. He is interested in large-scale structure formation in turbulent flows both in geophysical and in engineering settings. Webpage

Matthew Chantry

is a postdoc at the University of Oxford. He is interested in exact coherent states, in particular how we find spatially localised solutions. Beyond this he is interested in establishing the transition to turbulence as a directed percolation transition.

Predrag Cvitanović

is interested in dynamical approaches to turbulence and spatiotemporal chaos. See and In a giddy rush of optimism, the Georgia Tech group has designed a pair of online courses , specifically for KITP TRANSTURB17 participants' graduate students.
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Yohann Duguet

is a permanent researcher at LIMSI-CNRS, Université Paris-Sud in Orsay near Paris, France. He is interested in the emergence of space-time complexity in subcritical fluid flows, localised turbulence, invariant solutions an reduced-order modelling. Also interested in mixing, convection, wall turbulence, dynamical systems and synchronisation.
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John Gibson

is an associate professor of mathematics at the University of New Hampshire. He is interested in exact coherent structures, particularly spatial localization and how solutions organize transitional dynamics. Code:, homepage

Roman Grigoriev

is a professor of physics at Georgia Institute of Technology. He is interested in spatiotemporally chaotic dynamics (mostly in fluids and excitable systems) and control. Of particular interest to him is extending the geometrical description of turbulence beyond "minimal flow units" and validating it in experiments.

Matthew Gudorf

is a Ph.D student who works with Predrag Cvitanović at Georgia Institute of Technology. He is interested in using variational methods to find spatiotemporal solutions and integrability in spatial dimensions.

Ismail Hameduddin

is a PhD student working with Dennice Gayme at the Johns Hopkins University. He is interested in reduced-order models for and characterization of turbulence in Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids.

Greg Huber

is a Deputy Director at KITP and is interested in biofluid dynamics.

Javier Jimenez

Is professor emeritus of fluid mechanics at the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, and head of the computational fluid dynamics group. I am interested in the physics of turbulence in general, with a special weakness for wall bounded flows at reasonably large Reynolds numbers. group page

Marco Kiewat

PhD student at Technical University of Munich, Chair of Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics. Interested in unsteady vehicle aerodynamics and the generation of Reduced Order Models from CFD simulation data using POD and DMD methods. webpage

Kasia Krajewska

is at the Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of Warsaw, Poland, working on strong-field QED processes.

Daniel Lecoanet

is a postdoc at the Princeton Center for Theoretical Science and the Princeton Department of Astrophysical Sciences. He is interested in geophysical and astrophysical fluid dynamics, simplified models of complicated (e.g., turbulent) systems, nonlinear optimization their connection to instantons. He is a core developer for the flexible, spectral PDE solver, Dedalus.

Brad Marston

is a professor of physics at Brown University. He is interested in geophysical and astrophysical flows, and in the systematic construction of statistical subgrid-scale models of turbulence. Brad is co-coordinating a forthcoming 2018 KITP program on planetary boundary layers.

Igor Mezic

Interested in operator-theoretic methods in dynamical systems with applications in fluid dynamics and elsewhere.

Rodolfo Ostilla-Mónico

is a post-doc at Harvard University. He is interested in large coherent structures in Taylor-Couette and Rayleigh-Bénard flow, as well as in vortex ring colissions and numerical algorithms to solve electrokinetic flows. Homepage.

Dian Peng

is at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, a graduate student of Professor Starace's group.

Liang-You Peng

is from the School of Physics, Peking University, Beijing, China. His research interest focuses on dynamics of few-electron atomic and molecular systems, triggered and/or probed by attosecond and/or femtosecond pulses. Research Group Website:

Clancy Rowley

is a professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University. His research interests are in dynamical systems and fluid mechanics, and focus on reduced-order models.

Ati Sharma

Associate Professor, Southampton. Interested in low-order models of flows; flow control. At the moment this means resolvent analysis and invariant solutions. Homepage

Steve Tobias

is Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Leeds, U.K. His interests include geophysical and astrophysical fluids and MHD (dynamo theory) and the description of flows using reduced systems (be they derived via asymptotic methods, statistical theories or dynamical systems). Of particular interest is the interaction of turbulent flows and magnetic fields over a range of spatial and temporal scales. Steve's web-page

Ashley Willis

is based at the University of Sheffield. He is interested in the role of exact coherent states, particularly periodic orbits, in transitional shear flows. Also interested in planetary dynamo models. Code at Homepage:

Li Xi

is an assistant professor of chemical engineering at McMaster University (Canada). He is interested in the turbulence of viscoelastic fluids as well as polymer physics and rheology. Personal profile at and research group at