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Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D. University of California, San Diego
M.S.M.E. University of California, San Diego
Diploma in Physics, Georg August Universitat, Gottingen, Germany
Frank G. Jacobitz was born in Göttingen, Germany, in 1968. He received the Diploma in physics from Georg-August Universität, Göttingen, Germany, in 1993, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, in 1995 and 1998, respectively. He has been with the University of San Diego, San Diego, CA, since 2003, where he is currently a Professor of mechanical engineering. From 1998 to 2003, he was an Assistant Professor of mechanical engineering with the University of California, Riverside. He has also been a visitor with the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Université de Provence, Aix-Marseille, France.
Frank Jacobitz pursues research that focuses on numerical simulation of fluid flow. Problems considered include turbulence and mixing processes in density stratified and rotating shear flows with geophysical applications in the atmosphere and oceans, as well as biological flows of blood in skeletal muscle and muscle fascia vessel networks.
Frank Jacobitz is a Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the American Physical Society (APS), the American Geophysical Union (AGU), and the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG). He currently serves as the faculty advisor to the student section of the ASME at the University of San Diego and on the Council and Executive Committee of the Pacific Division of the AAAS.