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David Reilly
  • Graduated with MS in Mechanical Engineering, GaTech in 2015.
  • Worked as research assistant on the shock tube.
  • Currently working at Shell Exploration & Production Company.
Bhanesh Akula
  • Graduated with PhD in Mechanical Engineering, TAMU in 2014.
  • Worked as research assistant on the gas tunnel.
  • Currently working at Intel.
Sarat Kuchibhatla
  • Graduated with PhD in Mechanical Engineering, TAMU in 2014.
  • Worked as research assistant on the water channel.
  • Previously worked as intern at Intel Corporation.
  • Currently working at Dow Chemical.
Tom Finn
  • Graduated with MS in Mechanical Engineering, TAMU in 2014.
  • Worked as research assistant on the gas tunnel.
  • Previously worked as intern at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
  • Currently working at Exxon Mobil.
Skylar Creel
  • Graduated with MS in Mechanical Engineering, TAMU in 2014.
  • Worked as research assistant on the shock tube.
  • Currently working at Entergy Operations, Inc.
Jacob McFarland
  • Graduated with PhD in Mechanical Engineering, TAMU in 2013.
  • Worked as research assistant on the shock tube.
  • Previously interned with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
  • Currently working as an Assistant Professor at University of Missouri.
Eric Umrigar
  • Graduated with MS in Mechanical Engineering, TAMU in 2014.
  • Worked as research assistant on the supercritical carbondioxide loop.
  • Currently working at National Oilwell Varco.
Chris McDonald
  • Graduated with BS in Mechanical Engineering, TAMU in 2013.
  • Worked as research assistant with the lab on the shock tube.
  • Previously worked as engineering intern at Tenaris.
  • Co-founder of and currently working at Gazoo.
Brian Reid
  • Graduated with BS in Mechanical Engineering, TAMU in 2014.
  • Worked as research assistant with the lab on the shock tube and Gas Tunnel projects.
  • Currently working at Schluberger.
Bryce Matsuo
  • Graduated with MS in Mechanical Engineering, TAMU in 2013.
  • Studied the behavior of supercritical carbon dioxide in heat exchangers and turbomachinery sealing using experiments and numerical simulations.
  • Received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Iowa State University in December 2010.
  • Currently working at Exelon Nuclear.
Nicholas Haehn
  • Graduated with PhD from University of Wisconsin, in 2012.
  • Researched the RMI evolution for different initial conditions and Mach numbers, under the guidance of Dr.Ranajn (as co-advisor).
  • Currently working at Intel Corp., Chandler, AZ.
Beth Placette
  • Graduated with MS in Mechanical Engineering, TAMU in 2012.
  • Her research focused on the numerical simulation of Rayleigh-Taylor instability.
  • Completed BS in Biomedical engineering at TAMU.
  • Currently working at OneSubsea.
Adam Martin
  • Graduated with MS in Mechanical Engineering, TAMU in 2012.
  • His research primarily was the simulation of the fluid-flow and thermochemistry of fuel cells for numerous academic and industrial applications.
  • Completed BS in Mechanical Engineering at TAMU.
  • Currently working at NASA.
Yingjie Tang
  • Graduated with PhD in Mechanical Engineering, TAMU, in 2012.
  • Researched the fluid mechanics of aerosols, with Dr. Ranjan as co-advisor.
  • Currently employed with Case New Holland (CNH) in Chicago as consultant and engine design lead.
Dustin Eseltine
  • Graduated with MS in Mechanical Engineering, TAMU in fall 2011.
  • Researched the torrefaction of bio-mass with Dr. Ranjan as co-advisor.
  • Currently pursuing PhD at TAMU.
Sterling Debner
  • Graduated with BS in Mechanical Engineering, TAMU in 2011.
  • His undergraduate research activity related to the study and setup of the shock tube facility.
  • Currently working at Mustang Inc.
Roma Fatima
  • Graduated with MS in Mechanical Engineering, TAMU in 2010
  • Her research was on the numerical simulation of supercritical CO2 printed circuit heat exchanger geometries.
  • Completed MS in Mechanical Engineering at BITS, India.
  • Currently working at Cummins Inc.
Peter Koppenberger
  • Graduated with BS in Mechanical Engineering, TAMU in 2010.
  • His undergraduate research was on the design and setup of Shock Tube and the new Water Channel facilities.
  • Currently working at Idaho national lab.
Colin Bailey
  • Graduated with BS in Mechanical Engineering, TAMU in 2009.
  • His undergraduate research was focused on the numerical simulation of shock interaction with a planar interface, for different Mach numbers.
  • Currently pursuing PhD at Stanford University, CA.