Principal Investigator
Dr. Sadegh Dabiri Dr. Dabiri received his Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from University of California, Irvine and was a Postdoctoral Associate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and then a Research Faculty at the University of Notre Dame before joining Purdue University. He is recipient of Martin Summerfield Award in 2008 and Dean's Dissertation award in 2009 and a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and American Physical Society. Dr. Dabiri's research focuses on computational fluid dynamics of multiphase flows including turbulent bubbly flow, cavitation and bubble dynamics, sprays and liquid atomization, heat transfer, mixing in supercritical conditions, and solid particles transport in fluids.
Ph.D. Students
Pramod Bhuvankar My research is focussed on two-phase flow and heat transfer. I am currently working on modeling of phase change in micro-channel heat sinks.
SangKyu Kim I was born in Seoul, South Korea, and moved to Montgomery, AL in 2005 with my family. I received my B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Physics from California Institute of Technology in 2012, and my M.Eng. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Cornell University in 2013. I joined Purdue University's Ph.D. program in fall of 2014. My current research focus is on computational fluid dynamics of multiphase flows; especially cavitation dynamics and bubbly flows.
Maathangi Ganesh I received my B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Madras in 2017. I joined Purdue University's Ph.D. program in fall of 2017. My current research focus is on computational fluid dynamics of bubbly flows in stratified fluids.
Amir Hossein Raffiee I received my B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology. I joined Purdue University's Ph.D. program in spring of 2015. My current research focuses on multi-scale modeling of blood cells. In general, I'm interested in the numerical simulation of motion of cells in complex fluid.
Ali Lafzi I received my B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Tehran and my M.S. from University of Washington. I'm joining Purdue University's Ph.D. program in fall 2018.
M.S. Students
Yash Girish Shah I received my B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Ropar, India and I am currently pursuing my Masters in Mechanical Engineering at Purdue. I joined Dr. Dabiri's research group in Fall 2015. My research focuses on the study of cavitation in fluids. I am currently investigating cavitation in an orifice using Numerical tools.
Alfonso Costas I was born in Spain and moved to the U.S in 2012 in order to pursue a B.S in Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University, Fort Wayne. I joined the West Lafayette campus in August, 2016 in order to pursue an M.S in Mechanical Engineering. My research focuses on fluid power systems, with an emphasis on prototype development and simulations. One of the goals of this project is to develop experiments and methodologies that will make this area more appealing for high school students, and to attract more students into an STEM career.
Chao-Ying Chen I received my B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from the National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan. I am currently working on the spreading and sorption dynamics of a droplet over a porous substrate. My undergraduate project focused on analytical solutions in Fracture mechanics of a double cantilever beam.
Undergraduate Students
Ilyas Yilgor Yixian Niu Praveena Venuprasad Minki Kim Hamish Hornby