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The FRIL research team at the University of Virginia (and previously at the University of Illinois) is directed by Eric Loth (director) and includes several post-doctoral research scientists, graduate-level students/engineers, and several undergraduates. FRIL is also honored to have two…



FRIL projects focuses on unsteady fluid dynamics including micro- and nano-texturing coatings for self-cleaning, fluid dynamics and heat transfer of energy-storage systems, inlet aerodynamics of supersonic aircraft and inlet particle separators of helicopters, as well as bio-inspired morphing wind turbines to reduce off-shore…



FRIL has several dedicated facilities to investigate fluid dynamics, multiphase flow, nano-micro texturing and energy systems as described in this site. In addition, FRIL researchers have access to UVA facilities in supersonic wind tunnels, SEM and AFM and surface profilometry…


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