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John B. McLaughlin

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Professor and Chair
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

233 CAMP
Clarkson University
PO Box 5705
Potsdam, NY 13699-5705

Phone: 315-268-6663
Department Web site

Educational Background:
Ph.D., Physics, Harvard University, 1974
M.A., Physics, Harvard University, 1971
B.S., Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1970

Research Interests:

  • Basic research on turbulence using computer experiments
  • Experimental and theoretical research on Stokes flow suspensions
  • Experimental and theoretical research on aerosol motion in shear flows

Related Facilities:

  • TV cameras
  • VCR
  • Video digitizer
  • Screen splitter
  • Viscometer

Conducted Research:

  • Turbulence
  • Dynamics of particle suspensions
  • Statistical mechanics
  • Drag reduction


Selected Publications:
"Brownian Diffusion of Submicron Particles in the Viscous Sublayer," H. Ounis, G. Ahmadi and J.B. McLaughlin. J. Colloid and Interface Sci. 143, 266 (1991).

"Inertial Migration of a Small Sphere in Linear Shear Flows," J.B. McLaughlin. J. Fluid Mech. 224, 261 (1991).

"Wall-Induced Lift on a Sphere," P. Cherukat and J.B. McLaughlin. Int. J. Multiphase Flow 16, 899 (1990).

"Turbulence Producing Eddies in the Viscous Wall Region," S.L. Lyons, T.J. Hanratty and J.B. McLaughlin. AIChE J. 35, 1962 (1989).

"Aerosol Particle Deposition in Numerically Simulated Channel Flow," J.B. McLaughlin. Phys. Fluids A1, 1211 (1989).

"Particle Size Effects on Lagrangian Turbulence," J.B. McLaughlin. Phys. Fluids 31, 2544 (1988).