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Spencer Zimmerman

Assistant Professor


159 Light Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-2300

Contact Info
Phone: (631) 632-8816
Fax: (631) 632-8544



  • University of Melbourne, Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D 2019
  • University of New Hampshire, Mechanical Engineering, B.S. 2014

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Stony Brook University, 2024- Present 
  • Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University 2021-2023
  • Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Mechanical Engineering, University of Melbourne 2019-2021

Research Interests and History

Spencer Zimmerman is an Assistant Professor at Stony Brook University. His research interests include characterization and modeling of dynamics, energetics, and flow-field pressure sources in turbulent flows (particularly wall-bounded flows), along with the development of experimental techniques to permit such analysis.  Flow measurement techniques of interest include conventional and holographic particle image/tracking velocimetry, multi-sensor hotwire anemometry, molecular tagging thermometry/velocimetry, and Mach-Zehnder interferometry.