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'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 latest 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
  • - 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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