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Turbulent Boundary Layers
Roni Goldshmid, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Aerospace
California Institute of Technology
I am a presidential postdoctoral fellow in the Graduate Aerospace Laboratories at the California Institute of Technology. I received my B.S. at the University of California, Berkeley, and my M.S. and Ph.D. in the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. I was named a Caltech Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow by the NSF AGEP (2023) and named a rising star in mechanical engineering by Stanford University (2022), authored three successful grants (ONR 2023, NSF 2019, ISF 2018) and received the Grinshpen prize for excellent research in environmental engineering and air quality (2016). My research interests and expertise address environmental fluid mechanics questions at the intersection of complex terrain and the atmosphere. I am particularly interested in understanding how complex terrain affects the flow of fluids and the transport of scalars experimentally. More specifically, I focus on fundamental and applied problems such as boundary layer flows, anomaly detection, fluid-structure interactions, and interpretation of imperfect empirical data. I am committed to diversity and outreach in STEM, as evidenced by my leadership roles in the Caltech Postdoctoral Association, the Stories of Women in Fluids, the Caltech Future Ignited Program, and more.