Aerospace & Mechanical

Larry G. Redekopp

University of Southern California
Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Los Angeles, California 90089-1191

Office: RRB 212
Tel. (213) 740-5369
Fax. (213) 740-7774

Academic rank: Professor


1969 Ph.D., Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles
1966 M.S., Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles
1962 B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Montana State University

USC Academic Positions:

1992-97: Chairman, Department of Mechanical Engineering
1987-92: Co-Chairman, Department of Aerospace Engineering
1981-: Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering
1975-81: Associate Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering
1971-75: Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering
1970-71: Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering

Other Professional Positions:

1976-77: Research Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, Clarkson College of Technology, Potsdam, New York (Sabbatical Leave from the Univ. of So. Calif.).
1969-70: AFOSR Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Colorado.
1980: Invited Principal Lecturer, Summer Program in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
1981: Invited Lecturer, American Mathematical Society Summer Conference on Astrophysical and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, University of Chicago

Research Interests:

Theoretical fluid mechanics, nonlinear waves and stability, geophysical fluid dynamics

Selected Publications:

D. A. Horn, J. Imberger, G. N. Ivey, and L. G. Redekopp, ''A weakly nonlinear model of long internal waves in a closed basin,'' J. Fluid Mech. 467, pp. 269-287, 2002.
M. E. Michaelian, T. Maxworthy, and L. G. Redekopp, ''The coupling between turbulent, penetrative convection and internal waves,'' Europ. J. Mech.B/Fluids 21, pp. 1-28, 2002.
D. W. Lim and L. G. Redekopp, ''Aerodynamic flow-vectoring of a planar jet in a co-flowing stream,'' J. Fluid Mech. 450, pp. 343-375, 2002.
B. J. Wang, D. J. Bogucki, and L. G. Redekopp, ''Internal solitary waves in a structured thermocline with implications for resuspension and the formation of thin particle-laden layers,'' J. Geophys. Res. 106 C, pp. 9565-9585, 2001.
L. G. Redekopp, ''Elements of instability theory for environmental flows,'' in Environmental Stratified Flows, R. H. J. Grimshaw, Ed. Boston: Kluwer Acad. Publ., 2001.

Professional Societies:

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
American Physical Society, Fellow
American Society for Engineering Education
American Geophysical Union
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Honors and Awards:

1998: School of Engineering Service Award, University of Southern California
1991: Associates Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of Southern California
1986: Award for Excellence in Teaching, USC School of Engineering
1980: Award for Excellence in Teaching, USC School of Engineering
1979: Western Electric Fund Award for Teaching Excellence in Engineering, Pacific Southwest Region of the American Society for Engineering Education
1969-1970: AFOSR-NRC Post Doctoral Fellowship
1967-1969: Ford Foundation Graduate Fellowship
1962-1965: National Defense Education Act Graduate Fellowship
1962: Machine Design Award (Machinery Magazine)

Courses Taught:

AME 105
AME 461

Recent Professional Development Activities:

1996-: Associate Editor, European Journal of Mechanics B/Fluids
1996 Chairman, First AIAA Theoretical Fluid Mechanics Meeting
1995: NASA Micro-gravity Fluid Physics Review Panel
1993-1995: Fluid Dynamics Technical Committee, Am. Inst. of Aeronautics & Astronautics
1990: Served on the NSF-PYI Selection Panel for Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer and Particulates Division
Service for the American Physical Society, Division of Fluid Dynamics:
o Vice-Chair, Chair of Fellowship Committee, Editor of Newsletter, Program Committee Member
o Chair-Elect, Chair of Program Committee
o Chairman, Program Committee Member
o Past Chairman
o APS Centennial Planning Committee

Larry G. Redekopp