Andrew D. Bragg

Andrew Bragg

Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Andrew D. Bragg’s research focuses on fundamental and applied problems in fluid dynamics, especially turbulence, and its role in environmental problems.

Particular problems include understanding the microphysical processes governing rain formation in clouds and their implications for global climate, the mixing of organisms in the ocean, water treatment, and the dispersion of pollution in the atmosphere. His approach to solving these problems combines methods from applied mathematics, statistical physics, and computational science. He is also very excited to see how the theoretical and computational methods he has developed for tackling these problems can be used to address other environmental problems, such as those that arise in the study of ecohydrology.

Before joining the Duke University faculty, Dr. Bragg was a postdoctoral associate in the Applied Mathematics and Plasma Physics Group at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Prior to that, he was a postdoctoral associate in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University. Dr. Bragg holds an MEng in Mechanical Engineering with Mathematical Modeling, and a PhD in Theoretical Fluid Dynamics, both from Newcastle University in England.

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Education

  • PhD, Newcastle University (UK), 2012

Research Interests

Fundamental and applied problems in fluid dynamics, especially turbulence, and its role in environmental systems.

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