Michael  Karp

Michael Karp

Assistant Professor

(077) 887-2312


temporary office- Aero building 210

BSc, 2007; MSc in the direct doctoral track, 2013; PhD, 2017 in Aerospace Engineering, Technion. Postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Turbulence Research at Stanford University, 2017-2020. At the Technion since 2020.

My research focuses on theoretical and computational investigation of flow physics, with emphasis on transition to turbulence. My aim is trying to explain complex phenomena using a minimal number of elements. My research interests include aerodynamics, fluid mechanics, flow instabilities and transition, flow control and flight mechanics.

Fu, L., Karp, M., Bose, S. T., Moin, P. and Urzay, J. “Direct numerical simulations and wall modeling of shock-induced heating and transition to turbulence in a hypersonic boundary layer”, Accepted.

Lozano-Durán, A., Constantinou, N. C., Nikolaidis, M. and Karp, M. “Cause-and-effect of linear mechanisms sustaining wall turbulence”, Accepted.

Karp, M. and Hack, M. J. P. “Optimal suppression of a separation bubble in a laminar boundary layer”, J. Fluid Mech. 892, A23 (2020).

Karp, M. and Hack, M. J. P. “Transition to turbulence over convex surfaces”, J. Fluid Mech. 855, 1208-1237 (2018).

Karp, M., Shukhman, I. G. and Cohen, J. “Evolution of finite-amplitude localized vortices in planar homogeneous shear flows”, Phys. Rev. Fluids 2, 024701 (2017).

Karp, M. and Cohen, J. “On the secondary instabilities of transient growth in Couette flow”, J. Fluid Mech. 813, 528-557 (2017).

Roizner, F., Karp, M. and Cohen, J. “Subcritical transition in plane Poiseuille flow as a linear instability process”, Phys. Fluids 28, 054104 (2016).

Philip, J., Karp, M. and Cohen, J., “Streak instability and generation of hairpin-vortices by a slotted jet in channel crossflow: experiments and linear stability analysis”, Phys. Fluids 28, 014103 (2016).

Karp, M. and Cohen, J., “Tracking stages of transition in Couette flow analytically”, J. Fluid Mech. 748, 896-931 (2014).

Cohen, J., Karp, M. and Mehta, V., “A minimal flow-elements model for the generation of packets of hairpin vortices in shear flows”, J. Fluid Mech. 747, 30-43 (2014).

Cohen, J., Shukhman, I. G., Karp, M. and Philip, J., “An analytical-based method for studying the nonlinear evolution of localized vortices in planar homogenous shear flows”, J. Comput. Phys. 229, 7765-7773 (2010).