Julio Chavez-Dorado

Graduate Research Assistant, Mechanical Engineering

I’m a Ph.D. student in Mechanical Engineering advised by Michelle DiBenedetto. My research focuses on the dynamics of non-spherical particles in turbulent flows and the interaction between waves and turbulence. I obtained a Master’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin, where I studied the morphological characterization of turbulent channel flows using remote sensing techniques, such as surface particle image velocimetry (SPIV). In my free time, I enjoy photography and drawing outdoors. I’m also working on my chess openings and learning to play Go.