Martin Wosnik

Director, Center for Ocean Engineering
Phone: (603) 862-1891
Office: Mechanical Engineering, Kingsbury Hall Rm S252, Durham, NH 03824
Martin Wosnik

Prof. Martin Wosnik joined the Mechanical Engineering faculty in the spring of 2008. Before joining the UNH Mechanical Engineering faculty, he worked as Assistant Research Professor in the Thermo and Fluid Dynamics Section at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, then as Research Associate at St. Anthony Falls Laboratory at the University of Minnesota. Before coming to New Hampshire, Prof. Wosnik was Senior Flow Engineer at Alden Research Laboratory in Massachusetts, a national flow engineering firm conducting a wide variety of hydraulic studies for electric power utilities, architect-engineering firms, equipment manufacturers, and governmental agencies.

Prof. Wosnik’s research interests are in the area of fluid and thermal sciences with an emphasis on renewable energy applications, including ocean renewable energy (tidal, wave, wind), turbulent flows, high-speed hydrodynamics, cavitation, flow measurement and hydraulic modeling.

Prof. Wosnik teaches courses in the fluid and thermal sciences area, including: ME 705 Thermal Energy Systems - Analysis and Design, ME 706/806 Physical and Engineering Principles of Renewable Energy, ME 795/895 Experimental Fluid Dynamics, ME 906 Convection Heat Transfer, ME 995 Special Topics in Fluid Mechanics.


  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo
  • M.S., Aeronautical/Aerospace Eng., State University of New York at Buffalo
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Darmstadt

Courses Taught

  • ME 608: Fluid Dynamics
  • ME 706/806: Renewable Energy
  • ME 797: Honors Seminar
  • ME 999: Doctoral Research
  • OE 990: Ocean Seminars I
  • OE 991: Ocean Seminars II

Selected Publications

Bachant, P., & Wosnik, M. (2016). Effects of Reynolds Number on the Energy Conversion and Near-Wake Dynamics of a High Solidity Vertical-Axis Cross-Flow Turbine. ENERGIES, 9(2). doi:10.3390/en9020073

Bachant, P., & Wosnik, M. (2015). Performance measurements of cylindrical- and spherical-helical cross-flow marine hydrokinetic turbines, with estimates of exergy efficiency. RENEWABLE ENERGY, 74, 318-325. doi:10.1016/j.renene.2014.07.049

Vincenti, P., Klewicki, J., Morrill-Winter, C., White, C. M., & Wosnik, M. (2013). Streamwise velocity statistics in turbulent boundary layers that spatially develop to high Reynolds number. EXPERIMENTS IN FLUIDS, 54(12). doi:10.1007/s00348-013-1629-9

Mujat, M., Ferguson, R. D., Iftimia, N., Hammer, D. X., Nedyalkov, I., Wosnik, M., & Legner, H. (2013). Optical coherence tomography-based micro-particle image velocimetry. OPTICS LETTERS, 38(22), 4558-4561. doi:10.1364/OL.38.004558

Rowell, M., Wosnik, M., Barnes, J., & King, J. P. (2013). Experimental Evaluation of a Mixer-Ejector Marine Hydrokinetic Turbine at Two Open-Water Tidal Energy Test Sites in NH and MA. MARINE TECHNOLOGY SOCIETY JOURNAL, 47(4), 67-79. doi:10.4031/MTSJ.47.4.15

Wosnik, M., & Arndt, R. E. A. (2013). Measurements in High Void-Fraction Bubbly Wakes Created by Ventilated Supercavitation. JOURNAL OF FLUIDS ENGINEERING-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME, 135(1). doi:10.1115/1.4023193

Amromin, E., Kopriva, J., Arndt, R. E. A., & Wosnik, M. (2006). Hydrofoil drag reduction by partial cavitation. JOURNAL OF FLUIDS ENGINEERING-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME, 128(5), 931-936. doi:10.1115/1.2234787

George, W. K., Abrahamsson, H., Eriksson, J., Karlsson, R. I., Lofdahl, L., & Wosnik, M. (2000). A similarity theory for the turbulent plane wall jet without external stream. JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS, 425, 367-411. doi:10.1017/S002211200000224X

Pozrikidis, C. (2000). Theoretical and computational aspects of the self-induced motion of three-dimensional vortex sheets. JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS, 425, 335-366. doi:10.1017/S0022112000002202

Wosnik, M., Castillo, L., & George, W. K. (2000). A theory for turbulent pipe and channel flows. JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS, 421, 115-145. doi:10.1017/S0022112000001385

Most Cited Publications