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Suo Yang

Suo Yang, Ph.D.
Richard & Barbara Nelson Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Office: ME 3101C
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (612) 625-4520

Professional Preparation:  
Postdoctoral Research Associate, 2017-2018, 
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University

Education:
Ph.D. 2017, M.S. 2014, Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
M.S. 2015, Computational Science & Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
B.S. (Honors) 2011, Mathematics & Applied Mathematics, Zhejiang University, China

Selected Honors and Awards:
2021 Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award (YFA), 2022 Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award

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POSTDOCS

Ari
Ari Nejadmalayeri, Ph.D.
 
Office: ME L-101
 
Research: Internal Combustion Engines; Hardware-In-the-Loop (HIL) Simulation; Reduced-Order Modeling (ROM); Machine Learning; Data Science; CFD; HPC; Wavelet; Turbulence
Professional Preparation: Postdoctoral Research Associate, 2012-2013, University of Colorado Boulder
        
Education: 
Ph.D., 2012, Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder
M.S., 2007, Aerospace Engineering, Wichita State University 
 
 

GRADUATE STUDENTS

Ranjeet
Sai Ranjeet Narayanan
 
Office: ME L-101
 
Program: Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Fall 2018 - Present
Research: Internal Combustion Engines; Hardware-In-the-Loop (HIL) Simulation; Soot Modeling for Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) Engines; COVID-19 Transmission; Dusty Plasma (co-advised by Prof. Steven L. Girshick)
 
Education: B.E. (Honors) 2018, Mechanical Engineering, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad, India
 
Honors and AwardsInterdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship (2022-2023)
 
 
krishna
Krishna Chandra Bavandla (currently advised by Prof. Richard J. Goldstein and Prof. Vinod Srinivasan)
 
Office: ME L-101
 
Program: Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Fall 2018 - Present
Research: Chemical Kinetics in a Controlled-Trajectory Rapid Compression and Expansion Machine (CT-RCEM); High Pressure Injection Experiment
 
Education: B.Tech. (Honors) 2018, Mechanical Engineering, IIT Hyderabad, India
 
 
hongyuan
Hongyuan Zhang
 
Office: ME L-101
 
Program: Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Fall 2018 - Present
Research: Transcritical Spray and Combustion; Droplet Evaporation; Machine Learning; High-Performance Computing (HPC)
 
Education: B.S. 2018, Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Peking University, China
 
Honors and Awards: 3M Fellowship (2018-2021), UMII MnDRIVE Graduate Assistantship Award (2020-2021), Frontera Computational Science Fellowship (2021-2022)
 
 
Tareesh
 Taaresh Sanjeev Taneja
 
Office: ME L-101
 
Program: Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Fall 2019 - Present
Research: Plasma Assisted Ignition, Combustion, and Fuel Reformation
 
Education: B.E. (Honors) 2017, Mechanical Engineering, BITS Pilani, Goa, India
 
 
 
Shufan

Shufan Zou

Office: ME L-101
Email: [email protected]

Program: Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Fall 2019 - Present
Research: Hypersonic Sonic Boom; Wall-Modeled Large Eddy Simulation (WMLES); Soot Emission and Nanoparticle Synthesis; Adaptive Mesh Refinement (AMR)

Education: B.S. (Honors) 2019, Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, University of Science and Technology of China

 

Praise

Praise Noah Johnson

Office: ME L-101
Email: [email protected]

Program: Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Spring 2021 - Present
Research: Chemical Kinetics; Plasma Assisted Combustion and Chemical Synthesis

Education: 
M.S, 2021, Mechanical Engineering, IIT Madras, India
B.E. 2017, Mechanical Engineering, Anna University, India

 

Navneeth

Navneeth Srinivasan

Office: ME L-101
Email: [email protected]

Program: Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Fall 2021 - Present
Research: Flame Synthesis of Nanoparticles; Supercritical Combustion and Thermoacoustic Instabilities

Education: 
B.Tech. 2021, Chemical Engineering, IIT Madras, India

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Henry Dikeman

Henry Dikeman

Office: ME L-101
Email: [email protected]

Program: B.S.E Chemical Engineering, Fall 2017 - Present
Research: Machine Learning Modeling of Chemical Kinetics (UMN UROP)

 

POSTDOCTORAL ALUMNI

Dezhi Zhou, May 2019 - Jan. 2021
Research: Soot Emission and Nanoparticle Synthesis; High-Speed Combustion
Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute, China
 
Ping Yi, Jan. - Aug., 2019
Research: Transcritical Multiphase Flows; Droplet Evaporation
Current Position: Assistant Professor, School of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Civil Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
 
 

UNDERGRADUATE ALUMNI

Anders Vaage, Spring 2020 - Spring 2021
ResearchLattice Boltzmann Methods for Micro-Fluids; Soot Emission
Current PositionSystems Engineer, 3M

Justin Smet, Summer 2020 - Spring 2021
Research: Modeling of Supersonic Combustion for Scramjets
Current PositionAutomation Engineer, Metso Outotec

Jose Lasso, Summer 2020 - Spring 2021
ResearchMachine Learning based Reduction of Soot/NOx Emissions from Engine Combustion (NSF ME3 REU Program)
Current Position: Ph.D. Student (Mechanical Engineering), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)

Lindsey Wadsworth, Summer 2020 - Fall 2020
ResearchModeling of an Outward Opening Injector System in a Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) Engine (NSF ME3 REU Program)
Current Position: Ph.D. Student (Chemical Engineering), Colorado School of Mines

Praveen Prakash, Summer 2020 - Fall 2020
ResearchSoot Modeling in a Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) Engine (UMN UROP)
Current Position: M.S. Student (Mechanical Engineering), University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC)

Levi Wierman, Summer 2019
Research: Numerical Investigation of Plasma-Assisted Gas Reforming (UMN UROP)