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2018


May 2018: Woodruff School Associate Professor Devesh Ranjan has been selected to serve as one of five 2018-2020 Provost Teaching and Learning Fellows by the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Dean of the College of Engineering. Read the full article here.

April 2018: Mark Mikhaeil and Ben Musci have been selected to participate in the joint NNSA and CEA/DAM of France Postdoctoral Partnership Program Workshop.

April 2018: STAM Lab and Georgia Tech hosted the Department of Energy workshop for high-temperature heat exchangers. The workshop was attended by members of academia, industry, and DOE labs.

April 2018: Congratulations to Sandeep Pidaparti on his new position at National Energy Technology Lab (NETL) in Pittsburgh, PA. He will be starting his new position mid-month.

March 2018: Sandeep Pidaparti presented his work on "Thermal-Hydraulic Performance of Compact Diffusion Bonded Heat Exchanger Geometries using Supercritical Carbon Dioxide as the Working Fluid" at the 6th International Supercritical CO2 Power Cycles Symposium.

March 2018: Miad Karimi presented his work on "Measurement of Methane Autoignition Delays in a Shock Tube under Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Conditions" at the 6th International Supercritical CO2 Power Cycles Symposium.

March 2018: Sam Lim presented his work on "Flow of Supercritical CO2 through a Converging-Diverging Nozzle" at the 6th International Supercritical CO2 Power Cycles Symposium.

March 16, 2018: Congratulations Miad Karimi for successfully proposing his PhD research plans on “Investigation of Autoignition Delays in a Shock Tube under Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Conditions”.

February 19, 2018: Congratulations to Mohammad Mohaghar on successfully proposing his PhD research plans on “Initial condition and incident shock Mach number effects on turbulent mixing transition in a shock-driven variable-density flow”.

February 16, 2018: Congratulations to Gokul Pathikonda for winning the Stanley Weiss Outstanding Dissertation award for his work on “Inner-outer interactions in a rough-wall turbulent boundary layer”. This is the annual departmental award from the Mechanical Engineering department at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

2017


November 20, 2017: Mohammad Mohaghar presented the work from the Shock Tube group on “Investigation of Atwood ratio influence on turbulent mixing transition of a shock-driven variable density flow after reshock” at the APS-DFD 2017 conference.

November 20, 2017: Mark Mikhael presented the work from the Gas Tunnel group on “Self-similarity in high Atwood number Rayleigh-Taylor experiments” at the APS-DFD 2017 conference.

November 10, 2017: Congratulations to Dan Fries on successfully proposing his PhD research plans on “Experimental Multi-Scale Analysis of Supersonic Jets in Crossflow: Mixing and Combustion”.

October 2017: STAM Lab welcomes the new graduate student Cameron Ahmad. He finished his Masters at Johns Hopkins University, and will be studying turbulent mixing of reacting jets.

September 1, 2017: Congratulations Dorrin Jarrahbashi, who will be starting as a faculty at Texas A&M University. Dorrin Jarrahbashi Faculty Webpage

July 2017: STAM Lab welcomes post-doc Gokul Pathikonda, who recently finished his PhD at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

May 2017: STAM Lab welcomes the new graduate student Alon Katz.He will be joining the Supercritical CO2 research group.

2016


Shock Tube in the Accountant

May 24, 2016 : U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz visited the lab. Read the article here for more information about his visit.

U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz

April, 2016: Congratulations David Reilly for being selected to receive the Sigma Xi Best Master's Thesis Award.

David Reilly Sigma Xi Best MS Thesis Award

May 2016 : Devesh Ranjan has been invited to participate in the National Academy of Engineering's 2016 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium in September. Click here for more information about the symposium.

April 2016 : Congratulations to Benjamin Musci for being a recipient of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program award. The NSF GRFP recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science and engineering disciplines who are pursuing research-based doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.

April 2016 : Benjamin Musci received and accepted the DOE NNSA Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship award. The DOE NNSA SSGF provides excellent financial benefits and professional development opportunities to students pursuing a Ph.D. in fields of study that solve complex science and engineering problems critical to stewardship science.

March 31, 2016: Congratulations Dorrin Jarrahbashi and Taegyu Kang for winning first place in the poster competition at this year's Supercritical CO2 Power Cycles Symposium.

2015


December 2015: Congratulations to David Reilly for graduating with his Master's Degree.

November 24, 2015: Congratulations Stephen Johnston for winning first place in the student poster competition at the American Physical Society Annual DFD Meeting.

June 11 : Georgia Tech and Sandia National Labs form an academic collaboration. Read More

March 12 : Mark Mikhaeil is awarded Outstanding Poster at the 2015 SSAP Symposium.

2014


August 29: Congratulations to Bhanesh Akula, who defended his PhD dissertation titled "Experimental study of Kelvin-Helmholtz, Rayleigh-Taylor and combined KHRT instabilities".

August 28: Congratulations to Sarat Kuchibhatla, who defended his PhD dissertation titled "On the impact of initial conditions on buoyancy-driven mixing".

June 1: Dr. Ranjan begins work as Associate Professor in the Mechanical Engineering department at Georgia Institute of Technology.