Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Professor Thoroddsen's research work has appeared in over 160 journal publications. His work is in the area of experimental fluid mechanics, focusing on the use of ultra-high-speed video imaging to study the dynamics of free-surface flows and Tomo-PIV studies in turbulence. This includes the coalescence and breakup of drops and bubbles, splashing and spray formation, as well as the dynamics of fine jets of relevance to inkjet printers.
He is also interested in superfluid in cryogenic helium, coating flows, the dynamics of granular media, laser-produced cavitation dynamics, Leidenfrost effects and the spinning of nanofibers from electrified drops.
Fellow, American Physical Society, Division of Fluid Dynamics
The American Physical Society, Gallery of Fluid Motion Awards, for the years 1995, 1997, 2001, 2005, 2012 and 2014.