Jae Sung Park

Jae Sung Park

Contact Information:

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

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Park Research Group

Assistant 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 graduate-level research for their future endeavors.

Areas of Research and Professional Interest

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

Courses Taught

  • MECH 310 Fluid Mechanics
  • 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 E, Physcial Review Fluids, Soft Matter, and others.


  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Department of Mechanical and Material Engieering, Assistant Professor, 2017 - present
  • 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 Engieering, Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, 2007 - 2012

Honors and Awards

  • Henry Y. Kleinkauf Family Distinguished New Faculty Teaching Award, 2020
  • Finalist for Great Plains IDeA-CTR Superstar, 2018
  • KUSCO-KSEA Scholarship, Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association, 2009
  • Academic Excellence Scholarship, Hanyang University, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2004-2005

Selected Publications

  • "Dynamics of laminar and transitional flows over slip surfaces: effects on the laminar-turbulent separatrix," E. A. Davis & J. S. ParkAccepted for J. Fluid Mech. (2020)
  • Assessment of two-parameter mixed models for large eddy simulations of transitional and turbulent flows,” Y. M. Lee, H. G. Hwang, J. H. Lee, J. Lee & J. S. ParkJ. Mech. Sci. Technol., 34(2) 727-743 (2020).
  • Experimental and numerical analysis of a sustainable farming compartment with evaporative cooling system,” M. Sina Mousavi, S. Mirfendereski, J. S. Park & J. EunProcess, 7 823 (2019).
  • Dipolophoresis in concentrated suspensions of ideally polarizable spheres,” Siamak Mirfendereski & Jae Sung ParkJ. Fluid Mech., 875 R3 (2019).
  • Bursting and critical layer frequencies in minimal turbulent dynamics and connections to exact coherent states,” Jae Sung Park & Michael D. Graham, Phys. Rev. Fluids, 3 014611 (2018).
  • “Low-drag events in transitional wall-bounded turbulence,” Richard D. Whalley, Jae Sung Park, Anubhav Kushwaha, David J.C. Dennis, Michael D. Graham & Robert J. Poole, Phys. Rev. Fluids, 2 034602 (2017).
  • Temporal and spatial intermittencies within channel flow turbulence near transition,” Anubhav Kushwaha, Jae Sung Park & Michael D. Graham, Phys. Rev. Fluids, 2 024603 (2017). 
  • "Low-dimensional representations of exact coherent states of the Navier-Stokes equations from the resolvent model of wall turbulence,” Ati S. Sharma, Rashad Moarref, Beverly J. McKeon, Jae Sung Park, Michael D. Graham & Ashley P. Willis, Phys. Rev. E, 93 021102 (2016).
  • “Exact coherent states and connections to turbulent dynamics in minimal channel flow,” Jae Sung Park & Michael D. Graham, J. Fluid Mech., 782 430-454 (2015).
  • “Direct numerical simulations of electrophoretic deposition of charged colloidal suspensions,” Jae Sung Park & David Saintillan, Key Eng. Mater., 507 47 (2012).
  • “From diffusive motion to local aggregation: Effect of surface contamination in dipolophoresis,” Jae Sung Park & David Saintillan, Soft Matter, 7 10720 (2011). 
  • “Electric-field-induced ordering and pattern formation in colloidal suspensions,” Jae Sung Park & David Saintillan, Phys. Rev. E, 83 041409 (2011). 
  • “Dipolophoresis in large-scale suspensions of ideally polarizable spheres,” Jae Sung Park & David Saintillan, J. Fluid Mech., 662 66-90 (2010).
  • “A run-around heat exchanger system to improve the energy efficiency of a home appliance using hot water,” Jae Sung Park & Anthony M. Jacobi, Appl. Therm. Eng., 29 3110-3117 (2009).