C. Fred Higgs III
Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering
When to call: Higgs’ research focuses on developing experimental and computational methods to study shale, geothermal, and fossil fuel drilling, in addition to algae biofuels, multiphase flows, and tribology (friction reduction for energy efficiency). His lab conducts fundamental experiments to validate their simulation-based engineering models that integrate computational fluid dynamics (CFD), contact mechanics, fluid-structure interaction, multiphase flows, and tribology.
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