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Matheou, George
Title: Assistant Professor
Highest Degree: PhD, California Institute of Technology, 2008.
E-Mail: georgios.matheou@uconn.edu

Dr. Matheou joined the department of Mechanical Engineering in August 2017 from NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He combines theory, modeling, state of the art computational algorithms, in situ measurements and remote sensing data to understand and predict complex multi-physics fluid flows, which include the interaction of several physical processes: stable and unstable density stratification, rotation, […]

Keywords: aerospace applications, complex fluid dyanmics, computational fluid dynamics, Current, Multi-physics computational modeling

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Barber, Thomas
Title: Professor-In-Residence
Highest Degree: Ph.D., Aeronautical Engineering, New York University, 1968
E-Mail: thomas.barber@uconn.edu

Dr. Barber joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering in 2000. Professor Barber received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Aeronautical Engineering from New York University in 1964, 1965, and 1968, respectively. In 1968, he joined Pratt & Whitney Aircraft and was responsible for the development of a variety of numerical solvers and associated physical […]

Keywords: computational dynamics, computational fluid dynamics, emeritus faculty, Energy Systems, physical fluid dyanmics, propulsion system nozzles

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Zhao, Xinyu
Title: Assistant Professor
Highest Degree: Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University (2013)
E-Mail: xinyu.zhao@uconn.edu

Dr. Zhao joined the Mechanical Engineering Department in 2015 spring. Prior to that, she has been a postdoctoral research fellow in Combustion Energy Frontier Research Center at Princeton (2014), co-sponsored by Sandia National Laboratory and Pennsylvania State University. She received her Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Thermal Engineering from Tsinghua University (2006 and 2008), and […]

Keywords: computational fluid dynamics, Current, Energy Systems, radiative heat transfer, turbulent combustion modeling, uncertainty quantification

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Lu, Tianfeng
Title: United Technologies Associate Professor of Engineering Innovation
Highest Degree: Ph.D., Princeton University, 2004
E-Mail: tianfeng.lu@uconn.edu

Dr. Tianfeng Lu joined the department as an Assistant Professor in 2008. Dr. Lu received his B.S. (1994) and M.S. (1997) in Engineering Mechanics from Tsinghua University and Ph.D. (2004) in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University, where he has been a research associate from 2004 and a research staff from 2005. His primary […]

Keywords: Chemical Kinetics, combustion, computational fluid dynamics, Current, Energy Systems

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