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Christopher Griffin
Teaching Assistant Professor


Dr. Griffin is a Teaching Assistant Professor at West Virginia University and has over ten years of experimental and computational aerodynamics research experience. His primary area of expertise is unsteady aerodynamics, focusing on active flow control techniques and UAS aerodynamics. He also works very closely with Dr. Wade Huebsch and Dr. Patrick Browning.

During his doctoral research, Dr. Griffin was the first to use the stereoscopic particle image velocimeter (sPIV) procured by WVU. That worked proved the potential for dynamic roughness to delay the formation of a leading-edge vortex on a rapidly pitching airfoil. Dr. Griffin also oversaw the purchase and implementation of a 70-camera VICON motion capture system for outdoor rigid body tracking of unstable aerodynamic bodies. He also contributes to research involving diversity, equity, and inclusivity within engineering education.

While at West Virginia University, Dr. Griffin has taught a variety of classes, including Fluid Mechanics, Aerodynamics, and Computational Fluid Dynamics. He is the faculty advisor for the WVU Chapter of AIAA (The American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics) and the co-advisor for the WVU Beta-Xi Chapter of the Sigma Phi Delta Engineering fraternity.

Research Interests

  • Active flow control
  • Biomimetics
  • Rigid body tracking with motion capture systems
  • Novel computational techniques for fluid dynamics

Teaching Interests

  • Aerodynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Thermodynamics