Mailing address:
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
Engineering II Bldg, Rm 2332
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
phone:+1 (805) 893-8501
fax:+1 (805) 893-8651

Rouslan Krechetnikov

Dr. Rouslan Krechetnikov is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr. Krechetnikov earned his Ph.D. degree in Applied Mathematics at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (Phystech) in 2004. Before joining UCSB he spent a year (2007-2008) as an Assistant Professor of Mathematics (tenure-track) at the University of Alberta (Edmonton, Canada) and a year (2006-2007) at Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada) in the same capacity. Before that, Dr. Krechetnikov was a Posdoctoral Fellow at the California Institute of Technology (2004-2006) and at UCSB (2002-2004).


Dr. Krechetnikov's research interests include experimental and theoretical fluid mechanics at all scales (aerodynamics, geophysics, micro-hydrodynamics, and physics of complex interfaces), as well as analytical mechanics and applied mathematics, in general.

Recent awards

  • Ig Nobel Prize (2012)
  • DARPA Young Faculty Award (2011)
  • NSF CAREER Award (2011)
  • Regents Junior Faculty Fellowship (2011)
  • Hellman Family Faculty Award (2010)
  • UCSB Academic Senate Award (2010)