Jeff Eldredge, Ph.D.


Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

48-121A Eng IV
310-206-5094 | 310-206-4830 (fax)


  • BS, Cornell University, 1996
  • MS, California Institute of Technology, 1997
  • Ph.D, California Institute of Technology, 2002

Awards and Recognitions

  •  NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, 2007–2012
  •  Susan and Henry Samueli MAE Teaching Award, UCLA, 2006
  •  Richard Bruce Chapman Award, distinguished graduate work in hydrodynamics, Caltech, 2002
  •  Graduate Student Council Teaching Award, Caltech, 2000
  •  NSF Graduate Research Fellow, 1996–1998

Research Interests

Professor Eldredge directions the Simulations of Flow Physics and Acoustic (SOFIA) Laboratory. The group’s research falls into the categories of fluid dynamics and acoustics. They are particularly interested in:
  • The fluid mechanics of biological and bio-inspired locomotion.
  • Physics and control of flow interactions with moving, deforming boundaries.
  • Numerical simulation of transitional and turbulent hypersonic boundary layer flows.
  • The interaction of sound and fluid flow.
  • Development of novel computational methods for investigating unsteady flow physics.
  • Control of acoustically-driven instabilities.

Recent Papers

  1. Juan T., Hubschman J.P., Eldredge J.D., “A computational study of the flow through a vitreous cutter,” J Biomech Eng. 2010 Dec;132(12):121005.
  2. Eldredge J.D., Chong K., “Fluid transport and coherent structures of translating and flapping wings,” Chaos. 2010 Mar;20(1):017509.
  3. Eldredge J.D., Carr R.D., Broudy D., Voorhees R.E., “Response to Kelly Near and Ann Duesing’s letter: “Informatics Training for Public Health Practitioners,” J Med Libr Assoc. 2010 Jan;98(1):4-5.
  4. Wilson M.M., Peng J., Dabiri J.O., Eldredge J.D., “Lagrangian coherent structures in low Reynolds number swimming,” J Phys Condens Matter. 2009 May 20;21(20):204105. Epub 2009 Apr 21.
  5. Eldredge J.D., “Numerical simulations of undulatory swimming at moderate Reynolds number,” Bioinspir Biomim. 2006 Dec;1(4):S19-24. Epub 2006 Dec 22.