Jeff TithofBenjamin Mayhugh Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Research & Teaching
Publications & Awards
Ph.D. 2016, Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology
B.S. 2010, Physics & Mathematics, University of Tennessee
Benjamin Mayhugh Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 2020-present
Assistant Professor (Research), Mechanical Engineering, University of Rochester, 2019-2020
Postdoctoral Associate, Mechanical Engineering, University of Rochester, 2016-2019
Jeff Tithof is an accomplished fluid mechanics researcher and enthusiastic teacher. He particularly enjoys collaboration to solve interdisciplinary problems, utilizing both experimental and numerical approaches.
ME Research Areas
Biosystems & Bioengineering
ME Impact Areas
Environment & Sustainability
Professor Tithof's research utilizes a combination of complementary laboratory experiments and numerical simulations to probe important questions at the forefront of fluid mechanics. One area of focus concerns the glymphatic system, which is an important waste clearance pathway in the brain relevant to many neurological disorders, including Alzheimer's disease. His group also explores new approaches to describing fluid flows with the goal of developing reduced-order models, obtaining new insights, and improving forecasting.