Jae Sung Park

Contact Information:

City Campus (Lincoln)
NH W317.2
(402) 472-1671

Personal Links:

Park Research Group

Associate Professor

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea

Perspective students

For graduate students who are interested in joining our research group, students should be admitted to the graduate program before contacting me. For interested applicants, please send your CV and transcript to Dr. Park at jaesung.park[at]unl[dot]edu.

For undergraduates who are interested in doing research on computational fluid dynamics, please contact Dr. Park for further discussion about research topics. Our group strongly supports the involvement of undergraduates in research for their future endeavors.


  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Associate Professor, 2023 - present
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Assistant Professor, 2017 - 2023
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Postdoctoral Associate, 2012 - 2016
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, 2007 - 2012

Areas of Research and Professional Interest

Fluid mechanics, Turbulence, Complex fluids, Electrokinetics, Rheology, Biofluids, Microscale transport, Mathematical modeling, Scientific computing

Courses Taught

  • MECH 310 Fluid Mechanics
  • MECH 492/892 Introduction to Complex Fluids
  • MECH 810 Viscous Flow I
  • MECH 812 Viscous Flow II

About Jae Sung Park

Dr. Park joined the faculty of the Department of Mechanical and Material Engineering at UNL in 2017. Prior to coming to UNL, he worked as a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research interests encompass a wide range of fluid mechanics, from low Reynolds number flows to high Reynolds number flows, focusing on complex fluids, colloidal suspensions, electrokinetics, and turbulent flow. Most of his research centers around techniques for energy-saving engineering and nanotechnology. He develops advanced computational algorithms to investigate various problems in fluid mechanics. His publications include articles in such academic journals as Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Physical Review Letters, Physical Review Fluids, Physical Review E, Soft Matter, Journal of Rheology, and others.

Honors and Awards

  • UNL University-Wide Teaching Award, 2024
  • UNL COE Holling Family Master Teaching Award, 2024
  • UNL COE Excellence in Research Award, 2023
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2021
  • UNL COE Henry Y. Kleinkauf Family Distinguished New Faculty Teaching Award, 2020
  • Nebraska EPSCoR First Award, 2019
  • Great Plains IDeA-CTR Superstar Finalist, 2018
  • KUSCO-KSEA Scholarship, Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association, 2009
  • Academic Excellence Scholarship, Hanyang University, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2004-2005