Professor Jaworski conducts mathematical and numerical modeling for fluid-structure interactions pertinent to aerospace, naval, energy, and biological applications. Representative topics of interest include noise mitigation strategies in low-speed flows inspired by owls, aeroelastic stability, vortex dynamics, unsteady aerodynamics, and microscale power generation. These investigations are carried out with an international cohort of researchers at major universities and national laboratories and have been supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), Office of Naval Research (ONR), and Department of Energy.

Jaworski was appointed a National Research Council Postdoctoral Associate at the Air Force Research Laboratory (2010-2011) and an NSF International Research Fellow in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) at the University of Cambridge (2011-2013). He is the recipient of the NSF CAREER Award and the AFOSR Young Investigator Award, as well as the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring from Duke University. He is an author of over 30 publications in leading technical journals, including Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, and Proceedings of the Royal Society A.

Jaworski is an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and is a member of the American Physical Society and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. 


Selected Journal Publications

  • Jaworski JW, Peake N. 2020. Aeroacoustics of silent owl flight. Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics, 52, 395-420.
  • Jaworski JW. 2019. Sound from aeroelastic vortex-fiber interactions. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, 377, 20190071.
  • Rodriguez SN, Jaworski JW. 2019. Strongly-coupled aeroelastic free-vortex wake framework for floating offshore wind turbine rotors. Part 1: Numerical framework. Renewable Energy, 141, 1127-1145.
  • Barr SM, Jaworski JW. 2019. Optimization of tow-steered composite wind turbine blades for static aeroelastic performance. Renewable Energy, 139, 859-872.
  • Hajian R, Jaworski JW. 2017. The steady aerodynamics of aerofoils with porosity gradients. Proceedings of the Royal Society A, 473, 20170266.
  • Clark IA, Alexander WN, Devenport W, Glegg S, Jaworski JW, Daly C, Peake N. 2017. Bioinspired trailing edge noise control. AIAA Journal, 55(3), 740-754.
  • Clark IA, Daly CA, Devenport W, Alexander WN, Peake N, Jaworski JW, Glegg S. 2016. Bio-inspired canopies for the reduction of roughness noise. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 385, 33-54.
  • Cavalieri AVG, Wolf WR, Jaworski JW. 2016. Numerical solution of acoustic scattering by finite perforated elastic sheets. Proceedings of the Royal Society A, 472, 20150767.
  • Jaworski JW, Peake N. 2013. Aerodynamic noise from a poroelastic edge with implications for the silent flight of owls. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 723, 456-479.
  • Jaworski JW, Gordnier RE. 2012. High-order simulations of low Reynolds number membrane airfoils under prescribed motion. Journal of Fluids and Structures, 31, 49-66.
  • Cousins TR, Goldstein RE, Jaworski JW, Pesci AI. 2012. A ratchet trap for Leidenfrost drops. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 696, 215-227.
  • Gardner WG, Wang I, Jaworski JW, Brikner NA, Protz JM. 2010. Experimental investigation and modeling of scale effects in jet ejectors. Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 20(4), 085027.
Justin Jaworski
Justin W. Jaworski
Associate Professor
(610) 758-4519
Packard Lab 455
19 Memorial Drive West
Bethlehem, PA 18015


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Duke University, 2009
M.S., Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Duke University, 2006
B.S., Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Duke University, 2003 (Magna cum Laude, with Distinction)