AEThER Laboratory

“Flow measurements ... from imagination to reality“

The AEThER (Advanced Experimental Thermofluid Research Laboratory) Lab is specializing in experimental fluid mechanics and we apply our knowledge and expertise across a range of engineering and scientific challenges, including:

  1. Measurement Science: We develop new or improve existing measurement methods for experimental fluid dynamics and broadly experimental mechanics.

  1. Biomedical Engineering: We research the fluid mechanics of cardiovascular disease, including coronary disease and heart failure, and we develop new implants, novel diagnostics and targeted drug delivery methodologies.

  1. Bio-inspiration: We interface biology and fluid mechanics to draw inspiration from nature in order to develop next generation engineering systems.

  1. Energy: We develop technologies for cleaner and more efficient energy production including fossil fuels, turbomachinery, nuclear energy and renewable energy (solar wind and hydropower).

Our group includes undergraduate and graduate students, post-docs, and faculty conducting fundamental and translational research of thermofluid sciences and mechanics across interdisciplinary interfaces.


Welcome to AEThER Lab

Contact Information

Professor Pavlos P. Vlachos

Mechanical Engineering

114U Randolph Hall

Blacksburg, VA 24061

Tel: (540) 231-3366,

Fax: (540) 231-9100


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Preparing future leaders of industrial and academic research to think, collaborate, and solve problems at the intersection of the engineering & biological sciences
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This site was last modified October 2011