Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Aeronautics

Professor of Experimental Fluid Mechanics



+44 (0)20 7594 5067j.morrison Website




CAGB315City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Flow Control website:

Current funding:  EPSRC, DSTL, BAE SYSTEMS, QinetiQ, Airbus, Ferrari S.p.A.

Fundamental, experimental studies in fluid mechanics with particular emphasis on flow control and turbulence

Active and passive control of shear layers

  • boundary layer skin-friction reduction
  • separation control
  • jet control
  • transition control

Development of electroactive polymers (EAP) for flow control

  • "dimple" actuators
  • pressure sensing
  • microfabrication
  • inkjet printing
  • polymer electronics for distributed control

Turbulent shear layers with changing boundary conditions

  • Reynolds number scaling
  • roughness

Pressure fluctuation

Mathematical tools for turbulence data analysis