Brown School of Engineering Professor Roberto Zenit has joined the editorial board of the Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics. The aim of the publication is to cover the significant developments in the field of fluid mechanics, including history and foundations; non-Newtonian fluids and rheology; incompressible and compressible fluids; plasma flow; stability of flow; multi-phase flows; mixing and transport of heat and species; control of fluid flow; combustion; turbulence; shock waves and explosions.
Zenit has been at Brown since the fall of 2019, after serving 19 years on faculty at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and researcher at the Instituto de Investigaciones en Materiales. He has worked in a wide variety of subjects in fluid mechanics, including multiphase and granular flows, biological flows, rheology, and more recently, the fluid mechanics of art history.
He received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Caltech in 1998, and was a postdoctoral researcher at Cornell University in 1999. Zenit is a fellow of the American Physical Society, and also serves as associate editor of the journal, Physical Review Fluids.