Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Thermal-Fluid Sciences Focus Group

The Thermal-Fluid Sciences research focus area researches and trains students in computational and experimental methods to advance engineering knowledge in:

  • engineering labComputational fluid dynamics and heat transfer,
  • tribology,
  • flow stability and transition,
  • vortex dynamics,
  • drag reduction,
  • microgravity flows,
  • thermal systems simulation,
  • biofluid flow dynamics,
  • turbulent boundary layer characterization,
  • experimental methods using hotwire/film anemometry,
  • laser Doppler velocimetry,
  • particle image velocimetry,
  • flow visualization techniques, and
  • thin film heat flux gauge research.


Faculty in Thermal focus group

Dr. Omid Amili, Assistant Professor - Ph.D., Monash University: Experimental Fluid Mechanics 

Dr. George Choueiri, Assistant Professor - Ph.D., University of Ottawa; Experimental fluid mechanics and heat transfer, 

Dr. Sorin Cioc, Clinical Associate Professor - Ph.D., Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Romania: Thermodynamics, Conduction, Heat Transfer, Tribology

Dr. Anju GuptaAssistant Professor - Ph.D., University of Rhode Island: Thermal Analysis including phase change studies, heat transfer, calorimetry, and thermal separation processes

Dr. Duane "Ray" Hixon,  Professor - Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology: Computational Aeroacoustics, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Large-Eddy Simulations, Turbulence, Fluid-Structures Interaction, Trustworthy Computing

Dr. Steve Huebner, Research Professor - Ph.D., University of Toledo: Small turbojet and turbofan engine technology, Design of small engine combustors, Heat transfer and CFD

Dr. Theo G. Keith, Distinguished University Professor Emeritus - Ph.D., University of Maryland: Tribology, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, Aeroelasticity

Dr. Chunhua Sheng, (focus group leader) Professor - Ph.D., Mississippi State University: Computational Fluid Dynamics, Aerodynamics, Aeroelastics

Dr. Hossein Sojoudi, Associate Professor - Ph.D. Georgia Institute of Technology: Atmospheric Icing, Mitigation of Snow, Emulsions and Colloids, Thermal-Fluid, Nanoscience & Nanoengineering, Scalable Nanomanufacturing

Last Updated: 7/21/22