Luc Deike

Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the High Meadows Environmental Institute


Office: E-Quad, D428

Phone: 609-258-7920

Research interests: Fundamental fluid dynamics with an emphasis on non-linear and multi-scale systems. Addressing fundamental physics problems related to environmental and industrial applications, including the statistics of waves in the ocean, floating ice sheets, gas transfer by surface breaking waves in the ocean, and spray dynamics in the atmosphere.


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    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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