Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of California, Berkeley
Please join us for our next Ask Me Anything (AMA) with one of our newest faculty members: Professor Simo Mäkiharju!
Simo A. Mäkiharju began as an Assistant Professor in MechE in January of 2016 in the research area of Ocean Engineering. He's currently teaching ME 102A.
His undergraduate studies were in Energy Technology at the Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland. In 2005, he received his Mechanical Engineering M.Sc. from the Ohio State University and his Ph.D. in 2012 from the University of Michigan. His graduate research focused on the reduction of hydrodynamic drag by gas injection and the development of a time-resolved x-ray densitometry imaging system for the study of multiphase flows.
Professor Mäkiharju is continuing to pursue his research interest in advancing the physical understanding of high-Reynolds number single- and multiphase flows through experimental research, primarily through the development and use of advanced experimental techniques.