Kenneth R. Langley

Postdoctoral Fellow
Postdoctoral Fellow


Ken grew up in Denver, Colorado, USA and hails most recently from Orem, Utah, USA.  He earned his B.S. (2011) and M.S. (2013) in Mechanical Engineering from Brigham Young University.  After completing his M.S., he worked as a civilian engineer for the U.S. Air Force.  He joined the High Speed Fluids Imaging Lab at KAUST as a PhD student in 2015.

Research Interests

Fluid-solid interactions, free surface flows, flow measurement techniques.

Selected Publications

1.    Langley, K. R., Li, E. Q., Thoroddsen, S. T., “Impact of ultra-viscous drops: air-film gliding and extreme wetting.”
Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 813:647-666, February 2017.
2.     Langley, K. R., Maynes, R. D., and Truscott, T. T., “Eggs in Milk: Spinning Spheres Partially Immersed in a Liquid Bath.”
Physics of Fluids, 27, 032102, March 2015.
3.     Langley, K. R., Hardester, E., Thomson, S. L., and Truscott, T. T., “Three dimensional flow measurements on flapping wings using synthetic aperture PIV.”
Experiments in Fluids, 55, 1831, October 2014.