Prof. Semion Sukoriansky

Prof. Semion Sukoriansky Profile


Department : Department of Mechanical Engineering
Unit of Energy Engineering
Room : 306
55 - בנין המחלקה להנדסת מכונות ע"ש סורף
Phone : 972-8-6477096
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  • Post Doc. 1989-1991 Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics, Princeton University , Princeton , NJ.
  • Ph.D. 1982-1987 Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Beer-Sheva, Israel.
  • Thesis: "Local and integral characteristics of turbulence in the presence of a magnetic field and without it".
  • Name of advisor: Prof. Herman Branover.
  • Graduated Cum Laude.
  • M.Sc. 1966-1971 in Mathematics and Mechanics with specialization in Physico-Chemical Hydrodynamics,
  • Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics of Moscow University, USSR.
  • Thesis: "Adiabatic and Nonadiabatic Electronic Processes in Semiconductors". Name of advisor: Prof. Revaz R. Dogonadze.
  • Graduated Cum Laude.

Research Interests

  • Research interests are centered on fundamental theoretical and numerical research in turbulence and fluid mechanics. A main current thrust is anisotropic turbulence in stratified and rotating flows. Particular aspects include:
    • Large-scale atmospheric and oceanic circulation
    • Anisotropic turbulence, jets and Rossby waves in planetary atmosphere
  • Work highlighted in:
  • Physics Today (Nov. 2002, p.9)
  • Physics News Update No. 603 (Sept. 9, 2002)
    • Turbulent flows with stable stratification
    • Spectral DNS/LES of 2D turbulence in plane and spherical geometries
    • MHD turbulent flows
    • Heat transfer enhancement in MHD flows
  • Re: The American Nuclear Society Award, 1988
    • MHD energy conversion systems
    • Multi-phase flows in porous media
    • Parallel scientific computing
    • Stochastic methods
  • Research Projects

    • Advanced Parameterization and Modeling of Atmospheric Boundary Layers