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.
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