Research Interests:

  • 3D Flow Visualization
  • Optical Diagnostics
  • Experimental Fluid Dynamics
  • Light Field Imaging
  • Compressible Flows

Keywords: Flow Diagnostics, 3D Flow Visualization, Light Field Imaging, Plenoptic Cameras, Particle Image Velocimetry, Tomography, Fluid Dynamics, Compressible Fluid Dynamics, Hypersonics, Shock Boundary Layer Interactions  

His research has focused on the development of high repetition rate (order 1 MHz) optical diagnostics for turbulent flow measurements and, more recently, the development of plenoptic camera technology for 3-D flow visualization.

In addition to advanced optical diagnostics for fluid dynamic measurements, Dr. Thurow is also interested in aero-acoustics, aero-optics, flow control, turbulence and compressible flows.

Research Interests

  • Laser Diagnostics
  • Experimental Fluid Dynamics
  • 3-D Imaging
  • High-Speed Imaging
  • Turbulence
  • Aero-Optics
  • Supersonic/Compressible Flow


  • Fluid Dynamics and Propulsion
PhD, Ohio State University, Mechanical Engineering, 2005
MS, Ohio State University, Mechanical Engineering, 2001
BS, Ohio State University, Mechanical Engineering, 1999
photography aeronautical or astronautical engineering aerodynamics turbulence fluid mechanics gas turbines fluid dynamics computed tomography photogrammetry remote sensing fluorescence laser physics precision or measurement science aerospace engineering boundary layers jet engines optical equipment