Jun Chen

Jun Chen

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

School of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University
585 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2088
Phone: +1 765 49-47050


  • B.S., Beijing University of Aero. & Astro., '94
  • M.S., Beijing University of Aero. & Astro., '97
  • Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University., '04

Research Interests

  • Experimental fluid dynamics
  • Development of flow diagnostic techniques
  • Flow dynamics in stratified environment
  • Turbulent flow measurements and modeling

Research Area(s)

Ten Select Publications

Kennington, J., Frankel, S., Chen, J., Rodefeld, M., and Giridharan, G., “Performance Assessment and Design Studies of a Viscous Impeller Pump for Powered Fontan in an Idealized Total Cavopulmonary Connection”, Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology, (submitted, 2010)

Odier, P., Chen, J., and Ecke, R., “Turbulent mixing and entrainment in a gravity current”, Physica D
(submitted, 2010).

Rodefeld, M., Coats, B., Fisher, T., Giridharan, G., Chen, J., Brown, J., and Frankel, S., “Cavopulmonary assist for the univentricular Fontan circulation: von Karman viscous impeller pump”, Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 2010, 140 (3), 529–537.

Odier, P., Chen, J., Rivera, M., and Ecke, R., “Mixing in stratified gravity currents: Prandtl mixing length”,
Physics Review Letter, 102, 134504, 2009.

Chen, J., Meneveau, C., and Katz, J., “Scale Interactions of Turbulence Subjected to a Straining-Relaxation-Destraining Cycle”, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 2006, vol. 562, pp 123–150.

Chen, J. and Katz, J., “Elimination of peak-locking error in PIV analysis using the correlation mapping method”, Measurement Science and Technology, 2005, vol. 16, pp 1605-1618 (Recipient of Outstanding Fluid Mechanics Paper Award 2005).

Chen, J., Katz, J., and Meneveau, C., “The implication of mismatch between stress and strain-rate in turbulence subjected to rapid straining and destraining on dynamic LES models”, Journal of Fluids Engineering, 2005, vol. 127, No. 5, pp 840-850.

Shen, Z-G., Zhao, X-H., Chen, J. and others, “Ground-based atomic oxygen effects simulation facility with the filament discharge and bound of magnetic filed”, 2000, ACTA Aero. ET Astro. Sinica, 21, pp 425–430.

Shen, Z-G., Xing, Y-S., Chen, J. and others, “Fast electromagnetic gas valve”, 1995, Measurement Science & Technology, 6, pp 324-328.