PROF Ivan Marusic

PROF Ivan Marusic


  • Aerodynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Turbulent Flows



  • Ivan Marusic is an ARC Laureate Fellow and a Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Melbourne. He received his PhD in 1992 and BE (Hons) Mech in 1987 from the University of Melbourne. His research is primarily in experimental and theoretical studies of turbulence at high Reynolds numbers. This includes studies in atmospheric surface layer flows and aquatic ecosystems. Prior to returning to Melbourne in 2007 as an ARC Federation Fellow he was a faculty member at the University of Minnesota, where he was a recipient of an NSF Career Award and a Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and the American Physical Society, an Associate Editor of the Journal of Fluid Mechanics and the Journal of Hydraulic Research. 



Member of

  • Australian Academy of Science (AAS). Member AAS 2014 -
  • Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society (AFMS). Member and President 2008 -
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). Member 2002 -
  • American Physical Society (APS). Member 1995 -


Selected publications


Investigator on

Additional Grant Information

  • 2012-2017: I. Marusic, Turbulence: Physical modelling and application to aquatic ecosystem functions, Australian Research Council, ARC funding $3, 215, 017

    2012-2014: P. Barlis, A. Ooi, I. Marusic, J. Monty and S. Moore, 'Optimizing blood flow in stented arteries: a fluid mechanics approach incorporating optical
    coherence tomography', ARC LInkage Project with Medtronic and Medicine-Austin Health, Australian Research Council, ARC funding $625,127

    2011: I. Marusic, MERIT Visiting Scholars Fund, Melbourne School of Engineering, $3K

    2010: R. Dargaville, S. Caine, H-S Gan and I. Marusic, 'Smart renewables: High resolution renewable energy resource map for optimised network design', Interdisciplinary Seed Grant, Melbourne Energy Institute (MEI), University of Melbourne

    2008: I. Marusic, MS. Chong and H. Nagib, 'International measurement jambouree', Joint Research Project with Illinois Institute of Technology, US, University of Melbourne, $7K 

    2006-2011: I. Marusic, ARC Federation Fellowship, Australian Research Council, $1,981,110                           


Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 1992
  • BEng (Hons), University of Melbourne 1987

Awards and honors

  • Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, 2014
  • Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher (2014), Thomson Reuters, 2014
  • ARC Laureate Fellowship (2012-2017), Australian Research Council (ARC), 2012
  • In recognition of Prof Marusic's contributions to knowledge about turbulence published in the prestigious journal Science, Woodward Medal in Science and Technology UoM, 2011
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society, 2010
  • ARC Federation Fellowship (2006-2011), Australian Research Council (ARC), 2006
  • Taylor Career Development Award, University of Minnesota, USA, 2002
  • Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering (2001-2006), David and Lucille Packard Foundation, 2001
  • McKnight-Land-Grant Professorship (2000-2002), McKnight Foundation, 2000
  • CAREER Award (2000-2004), National Science Foundation, 2000
  • Australian Postgraduate Research Award (1987-1991), Australian Research Council (ARC), 1995



Available for supervision

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