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John Carter John Carter | Graduate Researcher | Mechanical Engineering
  • Performing Shock Tube experiment to consider the effects of different angles and variable initial conditions on Ritchmayer-Meshkov Instability.
  • Received Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tennessee Technological University, Cookevegas, TN in May 2014.
  • Originally from Knoxville, TN.
Dan Fries Dan Fries | Graduate Researcher | Aerospace Engineering
  • Working on experimental combustion and turbulence in subsonic and supersonic flows to improve the fundamental understanding of the coupling between flowfield and chemical reactions under compressible conditions.
  • Interested in high-speed flows and phenomena, reacting flows, magneto-hydrodynamics, advanced propulsion system concepts and space access/utilization.
  • Received Diploma of Engineering with distinction from the University of Stuttgart, Germany, in 2014.
  • Received M.S. Aerospace from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2013, funded through a Fulbright Scholarship.
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Jessica Imgrund Jessica Imgrund | Graduate Researcher | Mechanical Engineering
  • Performing experiments to study Rayleigh-Benard Convection at extremely turbulent conditions using cryogenic nitrogen.
  • Received Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in May 2016.
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Stephen Johnston Stephen Johnston | Graduate Researcher | Mechanical Engineering
  • Performing experiments to determine the influence of container shape on the flow structure of thermally driven convection in high viscosity fluids.
  • Performing experiments to study Rayleigh-Benard Convection at extremely turbulent conditions using cryogenic nitrogen.
  • Received Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Auburn University in May 2014.
Taegyu Kang Taegyu Kang | Graduate Researcher | Mechanical Engineering
  • Performing experiments to measure the heat transfer properties and behavior of supercritical carbon dioxide.
  • Received Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in May 2015.
Miad Karimi Miad Karimi | Graduate Researcher | Aerospace Engineering
  • Performing shock tube experiments to investigate autoignition and combustion instability of high pressure supercritical carbon dioxide oxy-combustion.
  • Conducting carbon monoxide spectroscopy experiments under wide ranges of pressures, temperatures, and concentrations, and validations with HITRAN spectrum database.
  • Received Bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering with highest honor from Georgia Institute of Technology in May 2014.
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Alon Katz Alon Katz | Graduate Researcher | Mechanical Engineering
  • Designing and testing heat exchanger for supercritical carbon dioxide power generation cycle, to withstand the high temperatures, pressures and to comply with relevant ASME standards.
  • Worked as a research engineer in a biomedical design and testing laboratory prior to joining Georgia Institute of Technology.
  • Received Master’s and Bachlor’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering (graduated cum laude) from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel in August 2011.
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Mark Mikhaeil Mark Mikhaeil | Graduate Researcher | Mechanical Engineering
  • Conducting experiments to understand buoyant fluid mixing for fluids of large density differences.
  • Received Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2014.
Mohammad Mohaghar Mohammad Mohaghar | Graduate Researcher | Mechanical Engineering
  • Performing Shock Tube experiment to consider the effects of different angles and variable initial conditions on Ritchmayer-Meshkov Instability.
  • Received Master's degree in Energy for Sustainability from University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal in February 2014.
  • Received Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran in June 2008.
Mohammad Mohaghar Benjamin Musci | Graduate Researcher | Mechanical Engineering
  • Conducting shock tube experiments to understand the effect that initial conditions on a gaseous interface will have on transitions to turbulent flow.
  • Preparing to experimentally research the mixing and instabilities of different density fluids driven by blast waves.
  • Received B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Ohio State University in May 2015.
  • Originally from the Akron, Ohio.
Sam Petter Sam Petter | Graduate Researcher | Mechanical Engineering
  • Designing a device to generate, measure, and contain blast waves.
  • Preparing experimentation of turbulent instabilities in different density fluids impinged by blast waves.
  • Received B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Ausitn in May, 2016.
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Sandeep Pidaparti Sandeep Pidaparti | Graduate Researcher | Mechanical Engineering
  • Performing experiments to measure the heat transfer properties and behavior of supercritical carbon dioxide.
  • Performing simulations of supercritical carbon dioxide in heat exchangers and turbomachinery seals using OpenFOAM.
  • Received bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from National Institute of Technology - Kurukshetra, India in June, 2011.
  • Received Master's in Mechanical Engineering at TAMU in December 2013.
Steven Roth Steven Roth | Graduate Researcher | Mechanical Engineering
  • Received Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in May 2016.
Prasoon Suchandra Prasoon Suchandra | Graduate Researcher | Mechanical Engineering
  • Investigating Rayleigh-Taylor Instability using gas channel experiments.
  • Research interests: Fluid mechanics (computational, experimental and theoretical), aerodynamics, novel aerospace propulsion systems.
  • Received Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Aerospace Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur in June 2015.
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Diego Vaca Diego Vaca | Graduate Researcher | Mechanical Engineering
  • Performing experiments to measure theheat transfer properties and behavior of supercritical carbon dioxide

 

Masters Students


Jacob Cloward Jacob Cloward | Graduate Researcher | Mechanical Engineering
  • Performing experiments to measure the heat transfer properties and behavior of supercritical carbon dioxide.
  • Received Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Brigham Young University in June 2016.
  • Will complete master's degree in Germany through a joint program with the University of Stuttgart.
Sam Lim Chang Hyeon (Sam) Lim | Graduate Researcher | Mechanical Engineering
  • Performing experiments to measure heat transfer properties and behavior of supercritical carbon dioxide.
  • Received Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in May 2017.