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Post Doctoral Researchers

Gokul Pathikonda Gokul Pathikonda | Post Doctoral Researcher | Mechanical Engineering
  • Working on experiments to understand turbulence and mixing characteristics in Richtmyer-Meshkov Instabilities (in shock tube), unstably stratified mixing flows (in gas tunnel), and coaxial jet flows.
  • Expertise with optical diagnostic techniques (PIV; Refractive index-matching, RIM), Hotwire anemometry, signal processing and statistical analyses.
  • Received PhD in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (2017) and MS in Aerospace Engineering (2013) at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign with Prof. Kenneth T. Christensen working on inner-outer scale interactions in rough-wall turbulent boundary layers at high Reynolds numbers.


Research Engineers

Svyatoslav Yorish Svyatoslav Yorish | Researcher Engineer | Mechanical Engineering
  • Mentoring students with designs of experimental setups, machining (CNC, prototyping), selecting materials and equipment for their projects.
  • Building a wind tunnel for turbulent mixing experiments.
  • Previous research areas are high Reynolds number turbulent flows, jet fuel combustion, micro-cryo-coolers, wind energy harvesters, flow control for flight applications, and heat exchangers. Field and wind tunnel experiments conducted all over the world.
  • Received PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Tel-Aviv University in 2006, M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Tel-Aviv University in 2001, and M.Sc. (Cum Laude) in Metallurgical Engineering form Dnipropetrovs’k Metallurgical Institute in 1993.