Justin Finn, Ph.D.

Justin is an R&D Engineer with AECOM.  He has earned degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Massachusetts (B.Sc. 2007) and Oregon State University (M.Sc. 2009, Ph.D. 2013).  Prior to joining the MFS team as a postdoc in 2016, he was a researcher in the School of Engineering at the University of Liverpool (UK).  His research interests cut across a variety of topics in fluid mechanics, including sediment transport, porous media flows, data visualization, and algorithm development for CFD.  He is currently working on development and validation of CFD models for emerging CO2 capture technologies, in support of the Carbon Capture Simulation for Industry Impact (CCSI2) project.


Recent publications (full list at Google Scholar):

  • Finn, J.R., Galvin, J.E., “Calibration of drag models for mesoscale simulation of gas-liquid flow through packed beds”, Chemical Engineering Science, Vol. 172, pp 722-730.
  • Finn, J.R., Li, M., 2016, “Regimes of sediment-turbulence interaction and guidelines for simulating the multiphase bottom boundary layer”, International Journal of Multiphase Flow, Vol 85, pp 278-283.
  • Finn, J.R., Li, M., Apte, S.V., 2016, “Particle based modeling and simulation of natural sand dynamics in the wave bottom boundary layer”, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 796, pp 340–385.