Professor Sutanu Sarkar received his Ph.D. from the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at Cornell University in 1988. After 4 years as a staff scientist at ICASE, NASA Langley Research Center, he joined UCSD where he is currently the Blasker Professor of Engineering.
His honors include a NASA group achievement award (1994), Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Prize (2001) from the Humboldt Foundation, Fellow of the American Physical Society (2006), Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (2010) and Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (2010).
He has been with the MAE UCSD Faculty since 1993 and during the last five year as the Chair of the department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
Hieu received B.S. in Bioengineering in 2003, M.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 2007 and Ph.D in Engineering Science in 2010 all at UCSD. His current work involves the dynamics of internal waves and stratified turbulence in the Equatorial Undercurrents. His research interest includes environmental fluid mechanics and computational methods.
Masoud Jalali got a B.S in Mechanical Engineering and B.S in industrial Engineering from University of Tehran in 2009 which followed with a Master in Fluid Mechanics (Energy convection) working on spray combustion in 2011 in University of Tehran. He joined UCSD CFD lab in fall 2011 and his research interests include Turbulance, Computational methods and Enviromental fluid mechanics.
Karu Chongsiripinyo received his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 2012 and his B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering from Chulalongkorn University in 2007. He joined UCSD in the fall 2012. Karu's interests are turbulence and scientific computing. He developed from scratch a fully-functional parallelized, three-dimensional, body-fitted curvilinear-coordinate Navier-Stokes solver (code name: Fibre) including pencil-type pipeline Thomas algorithm on a 3D-box decomposed domain. He has studied vortex dynamics of stratified turbulent wake. Currently, he is investigating small-scale anisotropy of stratified turbulence.
Alex VanDine received her Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Virginia in 2014. At the University of Virginia Combustion and Energy Lab her research involved the investigation of axisymmetric counterflow flames using a two-dimensional reacting flow model. She joined the University of California, San Diego in the Fall of 2014 and is currently researching the temporal and spatial evolution of stratified turbulent wakes.
Vicky received his B. Tech degree in Aerospace Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kgp) in 2010 and an MS degree in Engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bangalore in 2014 which included a dissertation on the use of Multiparticle Collision Dynamics (MPCD) for simulating gaseous microflows and phase transition between gaseous and liquid phases. He joined UC San Diego as a PhD student in Jan 2015 and is studying the evolution of instabilities at a geostrophically balanced density front in the upper ocean and the processes which lead to the generation of turbulence and the restratification at the front for his thesis. His research interests lie in the fields of Computational Fluid Dynamics, Environmental Fluid Dynamics and Microflows.
Jose received his Aerospace Engineering degree from the Polytechnic University of Valencia in 2015. During his stay in RWTH Aachen (Germany 2012-13) he worked on shoot formation in the Combustion Institute. In 2014 he worked in the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign on the spectral analysis of a reactive shear layer. He received La Caixa fellowship in 2015 to fund his PhD. He joined UCSD in the fall of 2015. Jose’s interests are turbulence, vortex dynamics, compressible reacting flows and computational methods.
Sungwon Lee received his B.S. and M.S. degree in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering in 2005 and 2007 from the Seoul National University, Korea. At the Turbulence and Flow Control Lab in SNU, he researched the Large Eddy Simulation of turbulent flow over a sphere. From 2008, He worked for Hyundai Heavy Industries as a researcher on the thermal and flow analysis. He joined UCSD in the Winter of 2015 and is currently researching on the stratified environmental flows.
Pranav completed his integrated Bachelor's and Master's degree in Ocean Engineering with specialization in Fluid Mechanics from IIT Madras, India. His undergraduate project involved development of efficient algorithms for fluid simulations in a meshfree Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics framework to solve multiphase flow problems and heat transfer applications. As a part of SN Bose scholars program, he had also worked on simulation of a turbulent flow over a wavy channel using OpenFOAM at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. At CFD lab, his research focuses on studying the dynamics of flow past a rough topography.
Sheel received his Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in 2017. During his undergraduate studies, he interned at ETH Zurich working on the development of a framework for the application of boundary conditions in the micro-FE analysis of bones. He was also a team member of formula student team of his college. He joined CFD Lab in Fall 2017. His research interests include turbulence, numerical methods, and reduced order modeling of flows.
Postdoctoral Fellow at University of California, Los Angeles
Postdoctoral Fellow at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Postdoctoral Fellow at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Postdoctoral Fellow in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics at Stanford University
Postdoctoral Researcher at KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Postdoctoral Fellow in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics at Australia National University
Senior Computational Fluid Dynamics Engineer at Science Applications International Corporation
University Lecturer, University of Cambridge
Senior Project Engineer at Nexant Corporation
Research and Development Engineer Boeing Europe
Professor at the Max-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie
Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Engineer at BF Goodrich Aerospace
Engineer at Hewlett Packard