The Laser Flow Diagnostics Laboratory (LFD) is a multidisciplinary research laboratory. We develop innovative full-field laser measurement techniques and apply them to the study of complex fluid flows including turbulence, multiphase flows, and blood flows.

The LFD Laboratory leads the development of holographic particle image velocimetry (HPIV), a three-dimensional, next-generation flow diagnostics tool. The time- and 3D-space-resolved measurements allow us to observe highly complex turbulent flow dynamically in full field.

The LFD Laboratory environment nourishes tomorrow&146;s scientists with new insights into the understanding of a great remaining fundamental challenge to scientists and engineers: turbulent flow phenomena. The LFD research team is continually searching beyond the limitations of existing knowledge, challenging the frontiers of turbulence research by combining state-of-the-art optical diagnostics techniques with physics, theory, experiments, and the latest in computation/visualization tools. By fostering creative independent thinking in a stimulating new research field, our students gain invaluable wisdom and experiences, which provide a distinct advantage for all their future endeavors.


  • • Holographic Particle Image Velocimetry
  • • Digital holographic particle diagnostics
  • • Particle Image Velocimetry
  • • Laser Doppler Anemometry
  • • 4-Frame Particle Tracking Technology
  • • Planar Laser Induced Fluorescence system

For more information, please contact:

  • Hui Meng, Professor
  • Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • State University of New York at Buffalo
  • 324 Jarvis Hall
  • Buffalo, NY 14260
  • Tel: (716) 645-2593 ext. 2354
  • Fax: (716) 645-3875

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