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Sheikhi, Reza
Title: Associate Professor In Residence and Associate Department Head
Highest Degree: Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2005
E-Mail: reza.sheikhi@uconn.edu

Dr. Reza Sheikhi joined the Mechanical Engineering Department in 2018. He received his Ph.D., M.S. and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Pittsburgh, State University of New York at Buffalo and Sharif University of Technology, Iran, respectively. Dr. Sheikhi has several years of industrial experience and has previously been an Assistant Professor of Mechanical […]

Keywords: active faculty, computational fluid mechanics, computational mechanics, Current, Energy Systems, fluid mechanics, Multi-physics computational modeling, transport phenomena, turbulent combustion, turbulent combustion modeling

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Bennett, John C.
Title: Professor Emeritus
Highest Degree: Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 1976
E-Mail: john.bennett@uconn.edu

Dr. Bennett joined the faculty in August 1980 following an 11-year career at the United Technologies Research Center. He received his B.S. degree in Engineering Mechanics from Lehigh University and a Ph.D. in Fluid Mechanics from the Johns Hopkins University. His research at United Technologies concentrated on the experimental investigations of flows associated with gas […]

Keywords: emeritus faculty, fluid mechanics turbulence, instrumentation, teaching pedagogy, turbulent combustion modeling

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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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