Daniel Foti

Foti headshot Assistant Professor
Email: dvfoti@memphis.edu 
Phone: 901.678.3297
Office: Engineering Science Building Room 318
Research Areas
Fluid Dynamics
Research Area Specifics
  • Turbulence
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
Brief Description
Our research is at the intersection of fluid dynamics and computational science with the goal of elucidating fundamental details of turbulence and understanding its effects on engineering applications.   We develop and employ computational fluid dynamics and novel data analysis. 

Research Laboratory Name
Flow Research Center
Research Laboratory

Flow Research Center: Computational Group

Faculty: Foti and Marchetta


  • High performance computer cluster 
  • Computer workstations

Lab Website: blogs.memphis.edu/dvfoti

Research Applications
  • Wind energy, rotorcraft and vortex-dominated flows
  • Atmospheric boundary layers
  • Energy production and storage
Brief Description
Our research focus is on complex turbulent flows characterized by dominant coherent structures and multi-scale physics. These characteristics are ubiquitous in many relevant engineering flows such as wind turbines, rotorcraft, bluff bodies, atmospheric flows, combustion, wall-bounded flows, aircraft, and biological flows.
Research Sponsors
  • National Science Foundation: ERI: Formation Mechanisms and Modeling of Wake Meandering in Wind Farms
  • US Department of Energy: Building partnerships for development of sustainable energy systems with atmospheric measurements
  • Army Research Laboratory: Optical Turbulence in HEL Targeting
  • Sandia National Laboratories: Vent Gas Failure Propagation in Grid-Scale Battery Racks
  • Tennessee Department of Transportation: Stormwater Conveyance from Bridge Decks