Associate Professor
Packard Lab 455
19 Memorial Drive West
Bethlehem, PA 18015

Phone Number: 
(610) 758-4519

Areas of Research

Fluid/Structure Interaction
Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, and Transport Phenomena
Nonlinear/Dynamical Systems and Chaos
Mathematical Modeling and Computational Mechanics


Professional Experience:

  • NSF International Research Fellow, Dept. of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge, 2011-2013
  • NRC Postdoctoral Research Associate, Air Force Research Laboratory, 2010-2011

Research Focus:

My work addresses natural and aerospace phenomena involving coupled fluid-structure interactions, vortex dynamics, and noise generation, with recent applications ranging from the performance and stability of flexible wings to the mechanisms of silent owl flight.

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.


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)