Advisory Board

Professor Rouslan Krechetnikov

Rouslan Krechetnikov, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Rouslan earned his Ph.D. degree in Applied Mathematics at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (Phystech) in 2004. Before joining UCSB he spent a year (2007–2008) as an Assistant Professor of Mathematics (tenure-track) at the University of Alberta (Edmonton, Canada) and a year (2006–2007) at Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada) in the same capacity. Before that, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the California Institute of Technology (2004–2006) and at UCSB (2002–2004).
His research interests include experimental and theoretical fluid mechanics at all scales (aerodynamics, geophysics, micro-hydrodynamics, and physics of complex interfaces), as well as analytical mechanics and applied mathematics, in general.
Rouslan’s papers include Dissipation-induced instabilities in finite dimensions, Dissipation-induced instability phenomena in infinite-dimensional systems, On the origin and nature of finite-amplitude instabilities in physical systems, Rayleigh–Taylor and Richtmyer–Meshkov instabilities of flat and curved interfaces, Structure of Marangoni-driven singularities, Stability of liquid sheet edges, and Walking with coffee: why does it spill?
His recent awards include

  • Ig Nobel Prize (2012)
  • DARPA Young Faculty Award (2011)
  • NSF CAREER Award (2011)
  • Regents Junior Faculty Fellowship (2011)
  • Hellman Family Faculty Award (2010)
  • UCSB Academic Senate Award (2010)
View his Facebook page. Read Mechanical engineering professor Rouslan Krechetnikov received a 2012 Ig Nobel Prize for “coffee sloshing” fluid dynamics research.