People

Nathan B. Speirs

Postdoctoral Fellow
Postdoctoral Fellow

Introduction

Nathan grew up in Bakersfield, California, USA.  He earned a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering from Brigham Young University in 2015 and a PhD in mechanical engineering from Utah State University in 2018.  He joined the High Speed Fluids Imaging Lab at KAUST as a post doctoral fellow in October of 2018.  

Research Interests

Water entry, interfacial flows, cavitation, tomographic particle image velocimetry, superfluidity. 

Selected Publications

Speirs, N. B., Mansoor, M. M., Belden, J., & Truscott, T. T., “Water entry of spheres with various contact angles.” Journal of Fluid Mechanics 862 (2019).

 

Speirs, N. B., Mansoor, M. M., Belden, J., & Truscott, T. T., “The water entry of a sphere in a jet.” Journal of Fluid Mechanics 863 (2019): 956-968.

 

Speirs, N. B., Mansoor, M. M., Hurd, R. C., Sharker, S. I., Robinson, W. G., Williams, B. J., & Truscott, T. T., “Entry of a sphere in a water-surfactant mixture and the effect of a bubble layer.” Physical Review Fluids 3.10 (2018): 104004.

 

Speirs, N. B., Pan, Z., Belden, J., & Truscott, T. T., “The water entry of multi-droplet streams and jets.” Journal of Fluid Mechanics 844 (2018): 1084-1111.

 

Marston, J. O., Truscott, T. T., Speirs, N. B., Mansoor, M. M., & Thoroddsen, S. T. “Crown sealing and buckling instability during water entry of spheres.” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 794 (2016), 506-529.

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