David Greenblatt

Full CV
Office: 325, DK


  • 1986 - B.Sc., School of Mechanical Engineering, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1990 - M.Sc., School of Mechanical Engineering, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1999 - Ph.D., Department of Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Research Interests

  • Energy-related flow control applications, active separation control, dynamic stall control, wake and vortex management; high-lift and high-alpha aerodynamics
  • Turbo-machinery heat transfer, jet noise, combustion and mixing
  • Plasma-based control of low speed flows; MEMS-based control of high-speed flows
  • Experimentation for CFD validation, turbulence modeling
  • Flow transition and relaminarization

Guest Appointments

  • 2005-2007: Senior Scientist, Hermann Foettinger Institute, Technical University of Berlin
  • 2002-2005: NRC Research Associate, Flow Physics and Control Branch, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton VA, USA
  • 2001-2004: Honorary Research Fellow, University of the Witwatersrand, SA
  • 2000-2002: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Tel Aviv University, Israel
  • 2001-2002: Lecturer, Department of Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer, Tel Aviv University
  • 2000-2001: Senior Research Associate, IIT, Chicago IL, USA

Industrial Experience

  • 1988-1994: Technical Specialist, Aerotek, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), South Africa

Membership in Professional Societies

  • AIAA - Associate Fellow: American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics
  • APS - American Physical Society
  • ASME - American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Honors and Awards

  • 2012: First Prize, Renewable Energy Category at the First Israel National Conference for Sustainable Growth
  • 2008: Sanford Kaplan Prize for Creative Management of 21st Century High Technology
  • 2004: NASA AAAC Team Award (CFD Validation Workshop)
  • 2002, 2003, 2004: NRC Associateship Award, NASA Langley Research Center
  • 2001-2004: Honorary Research Fellowship, University of the Witwatersrand, SA

  • Lacarelle, A., Faustmann, T., Greenblatt, D., Paschereit, C.O., Lehmann, O., Luchtenburg, D.M. and Noack, B.R., "Spatio-Temporal Characterization of a Conical Swirler Flow Field under Strong Forcing," ASME Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, Vol. 131, Issue 3, 2009, 031504 (12 pages).
  • Rumsey, C.L. and Greenblatt, D., "Flow Control Predictions Using URANS Modeling: A Parametric Study," AIAA Journal, Vol. 47, No. 9, 2009, pp. 2259-2262.
  • Greenblatt, D., Vey, S., Paschereit, C., Meyer, R., "Flap Vortex Management using Active Gurney Flaps," AIAA Journal, Vol. 47, No. 12, 2009, pp. 2845-2856.
  • Romm, I., Greenblatt, D. and Ishay, M., "Subcritical Pipe Flow Transition Control Using Dielectric Barrier Discharge Plasma Actuators," International Journal of Flow Control, Vol. 1, No. 4, 2009, pp. 239-254.
  • Greenblatt, D. and Arzuan, G., "Active Control of Flow Separation in a Radial Blower," Journal of Fluids Engineering, Vol. 132, Issue 5, 2010, 051202 (6 pages).
  • Greenblatt, D., "Active Control of Leading-Edge Dynamic Stall," International Journal of Flow Control, Vol. 2, No. 1, 2010, pp. 21-38.
  • Schüle, C.Y. and Greenblatt, D., "Combined plasma and Gurney flap flow control at very low flight Reynolds numbers," AIAA Journal, Vol. 48, No. 11, 2010, pp. 2714-2718.
  • Greenblatt, D., "Application of Large Gurney Flaps on Low Reynolds Number Fan Blades," Journal of Fluids Engineering, Vol. 133, 2011, 021102-1-8 (DOI: 10.1115/1.4003301).
  • Sasson, B. and Greenblatt, D., "Effect of Leading-Edge Slot blowing on a Vertical Axis Wind Turbine," AIAA Journal, Vol. 49, No. 9, 2011, pp. 1932-1942. DOI: 10.2514/1.J050851.
  • Greenblatt, D., Schulman, M. and Ben Harav, A., "Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Performance Enhancement using Plasma Actuators," Renewable Energy, Vol. 37, 2012, pp. 345-354.
  • Greenblatt, D., "Fluidic control of a wingtip vortex," AIAA Journal, Vol. 50, No. 2, 2012, pp. 375-386. DOI: 10.2514/1.57285.
  • Greenblatt, D., Avraham, T. and Golan, M., "Computer Fan Performance Enhancement via Acoustic Perturbations," International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, Vol. 34, 2012. pp. 28-35.
  • Greenblatt, D., Treizer, A., Eidelman, A. and Mueller-Vahl, H., "Flow-Control-Induced Vibrations using Pulsed DBD Plasma Actuators," Journal of Fluids & Structures, Vol. 34, 2012, pp. 170-189.
  • Greenblatt, D., Schneider, T. and Schüle, C.Y., "Mechanism of Flow Separation Control at Low Reynolds Numbers using Plasma Actuation," Physics of Fluids, Vol. 24, 077102, 2012; (26 pages).