Jonny Higham, Ph.D.

Dr. Jonny Higham is a experimentalist in fluid mechanics who specialises in the use of modal decomposition techniques. Currently, Jonny is working as an ORISE research fellow in the Multiphase Flow Science team at DOE-NETL, Morgantown, WV, USA. Jonny gained his Ph.D. at the University of Sheffield UK with the thesis entitled “The use of modal decomposition techniques to describe environmental flows”.  In this work he developed and applied imaged based modal decomposition techniques to elucidate large scale coherent structures from complex turbulent flows and interpret their non-linear mechanisms.

As most of Jonny’s work is of an experimental nature, Jonny also has a number of interests in image processing, particle tracking and computer vision techniques. One of Jonny’s most recent papers “A rapid non-iterative proper orthogonal decomposition based outlier detection and correction for PIV data” develops the PODDEM method, which is currently the most efficient and precise method for detecting and removing outlier points from experimental datasets.