C. Fred Higgs III-Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation - Carnegie Mellon University

Fred HiggsC. Fred Higgs III

Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Electrical and 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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