Babak Shotorban, Group Director, Professor

He has a broad research interest in the mathematical, computational, and stochastic description of multiphysics and multiphase processes involving fluids or plasmas. He received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2005 and subsequently worked as a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Center for Simulation of Advanced Rockets (CSAR) until 2007. Then, he worked as a CFD software development engineer at ESI-Group until 2008 before joining UAH as Assistant Professor. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2014 and Professor in 2019. In 2018,  he was honored with the University Distinguished Research Award, UAH's highest research accolade for faculty and research staff at UAH. He is recognized as a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and an Associate Fellow of The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

Shankar Mahalingam, Dean of College of Engineering, Distinguished Professor

From 1989 to 2000, he was Assistant and then Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Colorado, Boulder. From 2000 to 2010, he was Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Riverside, and served as Department Chair during six of those ten years. He received his B.Tech., graduating with distinction, from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (1980), MS from the State University of New York at Stony Brook (1982), and PhD from Stanford University (1989), all in Mechanical Engineering. He is an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Aditya Mankame, PhD Candidate

His research interest is in spot ignition, a common phenomenon in wildland and wildland-urban interface (WUI) fires that is caused by landed firebrands (a.k.a. embers), which are generated and lofted by a source (primary) fire. In WUI fires, firebrands can land on or near structures and initiate spot fires that threaten lives and properties far away from the primary fire. Aditya develops physical models to improve understanding of the role of firebrands in the spread of WUI fires.

Patrick Damiani, PhD Candidate

Patrick's research interest is in development of models for an improved understanding of fire spread by firebrands. 

Wesley Viall, PhD Candidate

Wesley is performing rotorcraft simulations. 

Aaron Applegate, Graduate Student

Aaron is developing high performance computing models for kinetic simulations of dusty plasmas via GPUs. 

MFSG Alumni

Ambarish Dahale, PhD 2014, now with Convergent Science, linkedin profile  

Banglore Yashwanth, PhD 2015, now with American Axle & Manufacturing, linkedin profile 

Satyajeet Padhi, PhD 2016, now with Ansys, linkedin profile 

Chandana Anand, PhD 2018, now with DuPont, linkedin profile

Althea Wilson, PhD 2020, now with Torch Industries, linkedin profile

Peyman Rahimi Borujerdi, PhD 2021, now with Convergent Science, linkedin profile

Matthew C. Dunn, MS 2011, now with Honeywell Aerospace, linkedin profile

Carolyn D. Horn, MS 2011

Selina Ferguson, MS 2013

Md Ahsan Habib, MS 2018

William E. Shannon, MS 2020

Joshua Moorehouse, MS 2022, now with NASA, linkedin profile 

Quintin H. Jordan, Research Undergraduate Student  2019/2020

Joanna Zhang, High School Intern 2015