Jiarong Hong

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Jiarong Hong

Associate Professor,
Mechanical Engineering


Mechanical Engineering
Rm 233
111 Church Street SE





Saint Anthony Falls Laboratory

Ph.D. 2011, Johns Hopkins University

M.S. 2008, Johns Hopkins University

B.S. 2005, University of Science and Technology of China

Research Interests
  • Fundamental fluid mechanics related to turbulence, atmospheric and multiphase flows
  • Wind turbine aerodynamics
  • Cavitation and bubbly flows
  • Microfluidic systems
  • Optical imaging and instrumentation with applications in flow diagnostics, biophysics, geophysics, medical and material sciences

Research Groups

Name: Flow Field Imaging Lab
Location: ME 76


Name: Cavitation and bubbly flows
Location: SAFL water tunnel


Honors and Awards
  • McKnight Land-Grant Professorship 2016-2018 from University of Minnesota
  • Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, 2016
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2015
  • Corrsin-Kovasznay Outstanding Paper Award, 2012 from Johns Hopkins University
  • Robert T. Knapp Award, 2011 from ASME
Selected Publications
  • Qin, S., Wu, Y., Wu, D., & Hong, J. (2019). Experimental investigation of ventilated partial cavitation. International Journal of Multiphase Flows, 113, 153-164.
  • Dasari, T., Wu, Y., Liu, Y. & Hong, J. (2019). Near-wake behavior of a utility-scale wind turbine. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 859, 204-246.
  • Wu, Y., Liu, Y., Shao, S. & Hong, J. (2019). On the internal flow of a ventilated supercavity. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 863, 1135-1165.
  • Toloui, M., Abraham, A. & Hong, J. (2019). Experimental investigation of turbulent flow over surfaces of rigid and flexible roughness. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Sciences, 101, 263-275
  • Kumar, S. & Hong, J. (2018) Digital Fresnel reflection holography for high-resolution 3D near-wall flow measurement. Optics Express, 26(10), 12779-12789.