Professor Jonathan Morrison holds the chair of Experimental Fluid Mechanics in the Department of Aeronautics at Imperial College. He received his and PhD from the University of Durham and became a member of faculty at Imperial College in 1991. His recent work has focussed fundamentals of wall turbulence including coherent structures and their relation to changes in imposed length-scale, energy transfer and pressure fluctuations. Novel approaches to flow control involve Electro-Active Polymers (EAP) both as actuators (GR/S20994, PI), and as surface-pressure sensors (EP/C535847, PI), including ink-jet printing techniques (EP/F004435, PI). Travelling surface waves for drag reduction are being developed with support from Airbus, QinetiQ and EADS-IW. Novel algorithms have been formulated (EP/E017304, CI) for real-time feedback control using wall-based sensing and actuation. High-frequency pulsed jets are being used for the control of separated flows with support from Ferrari S.p.A., EPSRC (EP/I005684, PI) and Imperial Innovations. Recent work involves fundamental studies of the effects of large roughness on turbulent channel flow (EP/D037166, PI) and turbulent boundary layers (EP/I037938, PI) and instabilities as part of the LFC-UK Programme Grant (EP/ I037946, CI). Previously, he has been Visiting Fellow at MAE, Princeton University. In 2006, he chaired the Scientific Committee for the IUTAM Symposium, Flow Control and MEMS in 2006. He is currently a member of the Aircraft of the Future Specialist Advisory Group of the ATI. He is Director of and chairs the Management Board of the National Wind Tunnel Facility, http://www.nwtf.ac.uk/html/index.html, funded by EPSRC and the ATI. He led an exhibit at the Royal Society Summer Exhibition, 2014 "Smart Wing Design: Science Imitating Nature".
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Diwan SS, Morrison JF, 2017, Spectral structure and linear mechanisms in a rapidly distorted boundary layer, International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, ISSN:0142-727X
de la Cruz JMG, Oxlade AR, Morrison JF, 2017, Passive control of base pressure on an axisymmetric blunt body using a perimetric slit, Physical Review Fluids, Vol:2, ISSN:2469-990X
Rigas G, Morgans AS, Morrison JF, 2017, Weakly nonlinear modelling of a forced turbulent axisymmetric wake, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol:814, ISSN:0022-1120, Pages:570-591
Bird J, Santer M, Morrison J, 2017, The determination and enhancement of compliant modes for actuation in structural assemblies, International Journal of Solids and Structures, Vol:106, ISSN:0020-7683, Pages:264-273
Garland MGC, Santer MJ, Morrison JF, 2017, Optimal aero-structural design of an adaptive surface for boundary layer motivation using an auxetic lattice skin, Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, Vol:28, ISSN:1045-389X, Pages:2414-2427