Prof. John P. Crimaldi
Prof. Crimaldi’s research focusses on interactions between fluid physics and ecological or biological processes. He and his research group operate the Ecological Fluid Dynamics Laboratory at the University of Colorado Boulder. The group uses a combination of experimental and numerical approaches to study fluid stirring, mixing, and reactions, and to investigate how organisms have evolved and adapted to opportunities and constraints associated with their physical environment. We have a particular interest in how chemicals, odors, and biological entities are transported by complex and turbulent fluid flows in air and water. The group’s research makes advances and contributions in the fields of fundamental fluid mechanics as well as aquatic science, ecology, and biology.