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School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering Faculty

Gordon Taub

Gordon Taub

Associate Professor (Career Track)
WSU NPS 424, WSU Everett

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida, 2013
  • M.S. in Applied Mathematics, University of Washington, 2008
  • B.S. in Applied Computational and Mathematical Science (ACMS) (essentially applied math) . Area of Concentration:  Mathematical modeling of mechanical engineering systems, University of Washington, 2007

Professional Preparation

  • Post Doctoral Fellow, École Polytechnique, Laboratoire d’Hydrodynamique (LadHyX), 2014 – 2013

Research Interests

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
  • Renewable Energy
  • Wind farm design
  • Hydro-kinetic energy harvesting
  • Flow Induced Vibrations (FIV)
  • Turbulent jets and plumes

Selected Publications

  • Taub, G.N., Lee, H., Balachandar, S., and Sherif, S.A., “An examination of the high order statistics of developing jets, lazy and forced plumes at various axial distances from their source.” Journal of Turbulence 16, (2015)
  • Taub, G.N., Lee, Hyungoo, S. Balachandar, and S.A. Sherif, “A direct numerical simulation study of higher order statistics in a turbulent round jet”, Phys. Fluids 25 115102 (2013)
  • Taub, G.N., Lee, Hyungoo, Balachandar, and S.A. Sherif, “A study of similarity solutions for laminar swirling axisymmetric flows with both buoyancy and initial momentum flux.”, Phys. Fluids 23 113601 (2011)