Interim Chair, Associate Professor

Dr. Dubief moved to Vermont in 2005 from the Center for Turbulence Research (Stanford University) where he was a research associate working on drag reduction in turbulent flows by addition of polymers . At UVM, Dr. Dubief has been developing and collaborating research programs in turbulence control by complex fluids, flow-surface interactions with application to erosion and ablation by turbulent flows, biophysics of blood coagulation under flow and lubrication in articular joints. Dr. Dubief is a fellow of the Vermont Advanced Computing Center. He contributes to the teaching of fluid-related and computing-related undergraduate and graduate courses.

Awards and Recognition

  • Ph.D. scholarship awarded by the CNRS (Bourse de Docteur Ing ́enieur), 1997
  • Postdoctoral fellowship awarded by the Center for Turbulence Research (Stanford University/NASA Ames), 2001- 2002

Associations and Affiliations

  • American Physics Society

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Fluid mechanics, turbulence, incompressible and compressible flows, non-Newtonian flows, numerical simulation


  • Ph.D., Fluid Mechanics - Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble
  • M.Sc., Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble


  • (802) 656-9830
Office Location:

206 Farrell

Courses Taught

  • ME 144 - Heat Transfer
  • ME 280  Cooperative Ed Experience