Oleg V. Vasilyev is a professor in mechanical engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder and the director of Multiscale Modeling and Simulation Laboratory. He received an MS degree in Applied Mathematics and Physics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 1991, and MS and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, in 1994 and 1996, respectively. Prior to joining CU Boulder, he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Missouri - Columbia (1998-2002) and Research Fellow at the Center for Turbulence Research, Stanford University (1996-1998). Vasilyev conducts research in the general area of theoretical and computational fluid mechanics with the emphasis on the creation of novel approaches for modeling and simulation of complex flows, development of low order “physics-capturing” models and robust computational methodologies with tight integration of the numerics and physics-based modeling, and applications of these novel approaches to multi-scale/multi-physics fluid problems of engineering and scientific interest. Vasilyev is the author and co-author of more than 100 peer-reviewed journal and conference publications. He has given more than 200 lectures at conferences and universities around the world. He is a Fellow of both the American Physical Society and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the recipient of Fredric William Basel Research Award from Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation and the fellowship from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.