FORMER MEMBERS

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Dr. Mikhail Antimonov, (August 2012 – June 2014)

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Professor Murad Kucur, (September 2010 – August 2011), on sabbatical leave from Department of Mechanical Engineering, Istanbul University, Turkey

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Professor John Shrimpton (February – September 2006), on sabbatical from Department of Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London, UK

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Dr. Zhaosheng Gao (August 2003 – June 2004)

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Dr. Ahmed Taha (July 2003 – June 2004)

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Dr. R. Vikram P. Pandya (September 1999 – May 2003)

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Dr. Prasanta Deb (April 2002 – April 2003)

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Dr. Shi-Jun Liao (September 1999 - May 2000)

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Dr. Yunlong Liu (June - November 1999)

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Hessam Abbassi (2009 – 2014), Ph.D. Degree in Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, August 2014. Thesis: Entropy-based Artificial Viscosity Stabilization in Discontinuous Galerkin Spectral Element Method for Supersonic Flow Simulation.

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Harish Kanchi (2008 – 2013), Ph.D. Degree in Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, August 2013. Thesis: Fluidic Control of Shear Layer in Dump Combustors Using Microjets.

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Egemen Ergene (2006 – 2012), Ph.D. Degree in Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, May 2012. Thesis: Investigation of the Electrostatic Atomization Method for Remote Injection and High Pressure.

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Ghazi Malkawi (2005 – 2010), Ph.D. Degree in Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, May 2010. Thesis: Point-to-plane and Plane-to-plane Electrostatic Charge Injection Atomization for Insulating Liquids.

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Kaustav Sengupta (2005 – 2009), Ph.D. Degree in Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, August 2009. Thesis: Direct and Large-eddy Simulations of Compressible Flows with Spectral/hp Element Methods.

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Keqin Zhang (2001 – 2009), Ph.D. Degree in Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, August 2009, Thesis: Parallel Simulation of Incompressible Free-surface Flows.

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Mohammad Davoudabadi (2005 – 2008), Ph.D. Degree in Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, August 2008. Thesis: Plasma and Particles Dynamics Modeling in PECVD Reactors. Received UIC Fellowship in 2006.

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Beniamino Rovagnati (2004 – 2008), Ph.D. Degree in Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, August 2008. Thesis: Study of Micron/Submicron Particle Coating in Low-Pressure Plasmas via Numerical Simulations. Received UIC Dean’s Scholar Award in 2007.

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Xiaoyan Bian (2004-2008), Ph.D. Degree in Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, May 2007. Thesis: Towards Simulation of Charging and Breakup in Electrostatic Atomizers.

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Babak Shotorban (2001 – 2005), Ph.D. Degree in Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, May 2005. Thesis: Modeling of Subgrid-Scale Effects on Particles in Large-Eddy Simulation of Turbulent Two-Phase Flows. Received UIC Fellowship in 2003.

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Gustaaf B. Jacobs (1999 – 2003), Ph.D. Degree in Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, August 2003. Thesis: Direct Numerical Simulation of Two-phase Compressible Complex Flows with a Multidomain Spectral Method. Received UIC Fellowship in 2002.

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Zhaosheng Gao (2001 – 2003), Ph.D. Degree in Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, August 2003. Thesis: Stochastic Modeling and Simulation of Particle/Droplet-Laden Turbulent Flows.

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Federico Arduino (2013 – 2014), M.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, May 2014. Thesis: Computer Simulation and Analysis of Investment Casting of Thin Patterns..

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Federico Lugnani (2012 – 2013), M.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, May 2013. Thesis: Simulation of Cold Flow in Cavity-Ramp Combustor.

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Domenico Geraci (2012 – 2013), M.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, May 2013. Thesis: Heat Transfer Enhancement by Micro-structured Surfaces.

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Chien-Wei Chang (2007 – 2009), M.S. Degree in Bio Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, August 2009. Thesis: One-dimensional Fluid Model of Methane Plasma for Diamond-like Coating.

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Martino Zuccali (2006 – 2008), M.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, May 2008. Thesis: Mixture Modelling by a Lattice Boltzmann Method Fully Recovering Maxwell Stefan Law.

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Mohammad Davoudabadi (2003 – 2005), M.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, August 2005. Thesis: Dust Particle Dynamics in Magnetized Low-Pressure Plasma Sheath.

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Kaustav Sengupta (2003 – 2004), M.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, December 2004. Thesis: Numerical Simulation of Liquid-Fuel Combustor for Control of Combustion.

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Nahid Sedighi (2002 – 2004), M.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, December 2004. Thesis: Simulation of Charging and Shielding of Dust Particles in Low Pressure Cold Plasma.

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Palak Gandhi (2002 - 2003), M.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, December 2004. Thesis: Numerical Investigation of Compressible Flow in Two-Sided Lid-Driven Cavity.

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Beniamino Rovagnati (2000 - 2002), M.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, August 2002. Thesis: A Computational Investigation of NOx Reduction by Reburn Process in Wood-Fired Stoker Boiler.

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Marco Fumagalli (2000 - 2002), Co-advisor (Advisor: Suresh Aggarwal), M.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, August 2002. Thesis: A Numerical Investigation of Fluid and Particle Dynamics in an Unsteady Flow past an Oscillating Cylinder.

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Dazhi Guo (1999 - 2001), M.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, December 2001. Thesis: Numerical Simulations of Particle-Laden Turbulent Flows.

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Brian S.C. Lau (1997 - 1999), M.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering, University of Hawaii at Manoa, May 1999. Thesis: Simulation of Oscillating Drops with Thermocapillary Effects.

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Jason D. Zeda (1998 - 1999), M.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering, University of Hawaii at Manoa, August 1999. Major Report: Numerical Simulation of Evaporating Capillary Jets.

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Celine Barre, (1996 - 1997), Co-advisor, M.S. Degree in Aerospace Engineering, SUNY at Buffalo, February 1998. Thesis: Direct Numerical Simulation of Particle-Laden Plane Strain Turbulent Flows.