Current Members

  • Hieu Pham, Assistant Project Scientist

    Dr. Pham received B.S. in Bioengineering in 2003, M.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 2007 and Ph.D in Engineering Science in 2010 at UCSD. His research centers on understanding and modeling dynamical processes in environmental systems with a focus in geophysical fluid dynamics. He is interested in identifying physical mechanisms and quantifying the associated energy pathways leading to turbulence and mixing in highly nonlinear systems where stratification and rotation influence the rate of mixing. His focus in recent years ranges from fundamental fluid mechanics such as shear instabilities and baroclinic instabilities to applied environmental flows such as turbulent mixing and heat transport in ocean surface mixed layer and at ocean fronts.

              h8pham@ucsd.edu
    2006 present
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  • Sheel Nidhan, Ph.D. Candidate

    Sheel received his Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in 2017. He joined CFD Lab in Fall 2017. His research interests include modal decomposition of turbulent flows, stratified turbulent wakes and DNS/LES of stratified flows.

       snidhan@eng.ucsd.edu
    2017 present
  • Divyanshu Gola, Ph.D. Student

    Divyanshu received his Bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in 2019. He joined CFD Lab in Fall 2019. His current research involves studying internal wave patterns in non-linearly stratified environments. He is also interested in DNS/LES of linearly stratified turbulent flows along with numerical methods applied in incompressible and compressible fluid dynamics.

       dgola@eng.ucsd.edu
    2019 present
  • Jinyuan J. Liu, Ph.D. Student

    Jinyuan Liu received his Batchelor's Degree in Engineering Themophysics from Tsinghua Univerisity, China, in 2020. After working as a post-baccalaureate researcher at the same institute for six months, he joined CFD Lab in Jan. 2021. His current research focus is turbulence and vortex dynamics in stratified environments. He has also been working on turbulent boundary layers at the University of Waterloo and turbulent channels at Universidad Politecnica de Madrid.

       jinyuanliu@ucsd.edu
    2021 present

Former members

  • Pranav Suresh Puthan, Ph.D

    2016 2021
  • Jose Luis Ortiz-Tarin, Ph.D

    2015 2021
  • Vicky Verma, Ph.D

    2015 2021
  • Sungwon Lee, Ph.D

    2015 2020
  • Alexandra Vandine, Ph.D

    2014 2019
  • Karu Chongsiripinyo, Ph.D

    Lecturer at Chulalongkorn University

    2012 2019
  • S. M. Iman Gohari, Ph.D

    2013 2017
  • Masoud Jalali, Ph.D

    2011 2017
  • Anikesh Pal, Ph.D

    Postdoctoral Fellow at University of California, Los Angeles

    2011 2016
  • Vamsi Chalamalla, Ph.D

    Postdoctoral Fellow at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    2010 2015
  • Narsimha Reddy Rapaka, Ph.D

    Postdoctoral Fellow at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

    2009 2015
  • Eric Arobone, Ph.D

    Postdoctoral Fellow in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics at Stanford University

    2008 2014
  • Matt de Stadler, Ph.D

    Postdoctoral Researcher at KTH Royal Institute of Technology

    2007 2013
  • Bishakhdatta Gayen, Ph.D

    Postdoctoral Fellow in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics at Australia National University

    2007 2012
  • Kyle Brucker, Ph.D

    Senior Computational Fluid Dynamics Engineer at Science Applications International Corporation

    2003 2009
  • John Taylor, Ph.D

    University Lecturer, University of Cambridge

    2002 2008
  • Sankar Basak, Ph.D

    Senior Project Engineer at Nexant Corporation

    2001 2005
  • David Garrido-López, Ph.D

    Research and Development Engineer Boeing Europe

    2001 2005
  • Juan Pedro Mellado, Ph.D

    Professor at the Max-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie

    2001 2004
  • Carlos Pantano-Rubino, Ph.D

    Professor at University of Southern California

    1996 2000
  • Julia Whitmire, Ph.D

    Engineer at BF Goodrich Aerospace

    1994 1998
  • Scott Stanley, Ph.D

    Engineer at Hewlett Packard

    1993 1997
  • Frank Jacobitz, Ph.D

    Professor at the University of San Diego

    1993 1997

Research Scholar Alumni