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.
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.