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IUPUI School of Engineering and Technology

Alumni

Faculty & Research Staff Alumni

  • Dr. Sivakumar S. Krishnan, Ph.D.
  • Position: Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Current Affiliation: Chrysler, Detroit, MI

Graduate Student Alumni

  • Sameera Wijeyakulasuriya, PhD, 2011
  • Thesis: "Transient and Translating Gas Jet Modeling for Pressure-Gain Combustion Applications"
  • Current Affiliation: Convergent Science, Inc. Middleton, WI
  • Sameera Wijeyakulasuriya, MS 2007
  • Thesis: "Gas Injection Strategies in Confined Subsonic Cross Flow for Wave Rotor Fueling"
  • Current Affiliation: Convergent Science, Inc. Middleton, WI
  • Zachary Lightner, MS, 2011
  • Projects: "Improvements to the Wave Rotor SCWiD Program" and "On the Use of a Time Constant to Predict Unsteady Heat Transfer in the 1-D SCWiD Program"
  • Current Affiliation: N/A
  • Brian Froelich, MS, 2010
  • Projects: "Development of Single-Channel Wave-Rotor Combustor Rig Components" and "Preliminary Testing of a Single-Channel Wave Rotor Combustion Rig"
  • Current Affiliation: Cummins, Inc, Columbus, IN
  • Pramod Bhatia, PhD, 2007
  • Thesis: "Simulations of Normal and Inverse Laminar Diffusion Flames under Oxygen Enhancement and Gravity Variation"
  • Current Affiliation: N/A
  • William Donelson, MS, 2007
  • Thesis: "Waste Heat Recovery System for Diesel Engines – Design and Concepts Evaluation"
  • Current Affiliation: N/A
  • Dhruv Baronia, MS, 2006
  • Thesis: "Numerical Analysis of Hot Jet Injection and Premixed Flame Proagation in a Channel"
  • Current Affiliation: CD Adapco
  • Manish Saini, MS, 2006
  • Thesis: "Effect of Oxygen Enhancement and Flame Configuration on Radiation and Flame Structure"
  • Current Affiliation: N/A
  • Snehaushu Chowdhury, MS, 2004
  • Thesis: "Geometry Design Evaluation of a High-Pressure Fuel Injection Transient Jets"
  • Current Affiliation: N/A
  • Berrak Alparslan, MS, 2002
  • Thesis: "Performance Analysis of Novel Wave Rotor Pulsed Detonation Engine Cycles"
  • Current Affiliation: Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc., Ankara, Turkey
  • Kok Kee Fong, MS, 2001
  • Thesis: "Parametric Study of a Pulse Detonation Engine"
  • Current Affiliation: Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Keith Bandi, MS, 2004
  • Thesis: "The Development of a CFD Chemistry ODE Solver for Ethylene Fuel"
  • Current Affiliation: N/A
  • Jace McFerran, MS, 2004
  • Project: "Pressure Loss Effects in a Wave Rotor Due to Contact Sealing"
  • Current Affiliation: N/A
  • Khalil Omran, MS, 2003
  • Project: "Fast Deflagrations"
  • Current Affiliation: N/A
  • Sang Bae Park, MS, 2003
  • Thesis: "Design of a Multifluid Heat Exchanger"
  • Current Affiliation: N/A
  • Zuhair Izzy, MS, 2000
  • Project: "Comparison of Detonation and Deflagration Combustion in Valved Pulsed Combustors"
  • Current Affiliation: Delta Faucet Company, Carmel, IN
  • Alan Gunter, MS, 2000
  • Projects: "Dynamic Performance of Conventional and Electrically Activated Engine Thermostats" and "CFD Model of Electrically Activated Thermostat"
  • Current Affiliation: N/A
  • Felicia Hinant, MS, 1999
  • Projects: "Mesh Generation of a Wave Rotor Test Channel with a Converging-Diverging Nozzle for use with KIVA-3V" and "Investigation of Emissions Testing and Emissions Modeling of Hybrid Electric Vehicles"
  • Current Affiliation: Lead Engineer, GE Aviation Lynn, Massachusetts

Undergraduate Alumni

  • Arash Edalatnoor
  • “Work-Producing Wave Rotor Combustor,” ME 491 project, Spring 2013.
  • Brian Knip, Michael David (ECE), Jessica Collins, Arash Edalatnoor
  • “Thermodynamic Cycle Analysis for Wave Rotor Combustor Based Combined Cycle,” Academic year MURI project, 2012-13.
  • Kenneth Lee (ECET), Bang Kyung Hoon, Golnaz Mortazavi
  • “Design of Safe Electrical System for Wave Rotor Igniter Experiment,” MURI project, Summer 2012.
  • Lewis Parker
  • "Wave Rotor Combustion Rig Data Analysis," 2011.
  • Anthony Pierluissi & Andrew Pierluissi
  • "Effect of Mechanical Deflections due to Aerodynamic Loads on the Performance of a Notional Mixer," MURI, 2010.
  • Matthew Bixler, Inthiquab Farook, Arash Paourtaherian
  • "Experimental Investigation of Ignition Delay Times of Ethylene-Air Mixtures Ignited by Hot Gaseous Jets," MURI project, Summer 2010.
  • Dara Navaei
  • "Constant Volume Combustor Experiment Design and Visualization," ME 491 project, Spring 2009.
  • Adam Decker, Christy Banks, Michael Li
  • "Automated Fueling & Purging System for a Constant-Volume Combustor," ME 462 capstone design project, Fall 2008.
  • Filiz Ipek Pazarci (EEE - Yeditepe University), Yigit Arisoy (AE - Istanbul Technical University)
  • "Laser, Ionization and Infrared Diagnostics Design for a Novel Engine Combustor," International Multi-Disciplinary Undergraduate Research Institute (MURI) project, Summer 2008.
  • Dara Navaei, Diana Vasquez (ECE), Nojan Aliahmad (ECE), Prince Bedell
  • "Optical Diagnostics Design for a Novel Engine Combustor," Multi-disciplinary Undergraduate Research Institute (MURI) project, Summer 2008.
  • Sannah Ziama
  • "Flame propagation by Jet Ignition," H-option honors project, ME 525 Combustion, Fall 2007.
  • Dara Navaei, Russel Austin (MET), Dean Barrington (MET)
  • "Direct Fuel Injection for Pollution Control of 2-Stroke Engines," Multi-disciplinary Undergraduate Research Institute (MURI) project, Fall 2007.
  • Zachary Lightner
  • "Gas Dynamic Analysis of Cold-Flow Wave Rotor Combustor," ME 491 project, Summer 2007.
  • Jeffrey Jones
  • "Ignition and Flame Propagation Investigation in a Single-Channel Combustion Wave Rotor," ME 491 project, Aug. 2006.
  • Jeffrey Jones, Rabah Rahil (ECE)
  • "Ignition and Flame Propagation Investigation in a Single-Channel Combustion Wave Rotor," (with Dr. Pezhman Akbari), Multi-disciplinary Undergraduate Research Institute (MURI) project, Spring 2006.
  • Team of four undergraduate students
  • "Ergonomic Redesign of Flame Diagnostics Setup," (with Dr. Krishnan), ME 462 project, Spring 2006.
  • Michael Hughett, David Langenderfer
  • "Flame Sheet Location using SiC Filaments," (with Dr. Krishnan), Honors ME 491 project, Spring 2005.
  • Rabah Rahil (ECE), Brian Froelich, Jawad Abuasabeh (ECE), Yacine Soufiane (ECE)
  • "Stationary and Rotating Hot Jet-Ignition in a Remixed Channel," (with Dr. Pezhman Akbari), Multi-disciplinary Undergraduate Research Institute (MURI) project. Best MURI Research Team Award, Fall 2005.
  • Gareth Coote
  • "Design of a Two Axis System for Radiation Flux Measurements," (with Dr. Krishnan), McNair Scholarship project, Fall 2004.
  • Justin Allen Zenn
  • "Design of a Soot Sampling System for Diffusion Flames," (with Dr. Krishnan), ME 491 project, Fall 2004.
  • Team of three undergraduate students
  • "Redesign of Existing Residential Heating Equipment to Meet ASHRAE Standards 62.2P," (with Dr. Krishnan), ME 462 project, Fall 2004.
  • Shahid Osman
  • "Cooling System for a Planar Chromatograph," (with Dr. Krishnan), ME 491 project, Fall 2004.
  • Julia Zafian-Short
  • "Truck Aerodynamic Improvement and Compressor Cascade Pressure Rise Prediction using Computational Fluid Dynamics," ME 491 project, 2004.
  • Marques Franklin
  • "Schlieren Imaging, Pulsejet Engine Testing and Simulation," Honors 499 Project and Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP), 2003.
  • Dana Bradbury
  • "Pulsejet Engine Testing and Ejector Design," ME 491 project, 2003.
  • Dana Bradbury
  • "Design and Fabrication of Wave Rotor Sealing Test Rig," informal project, 2003.
  • Jason Abshire
  • "Design of Wave Rotor Combustion Experiment and Sealing Test," ME 491 project, 2002.
  • Steve Vanlandingham
  • "A Computational Aerodynamic Analysis of an Open-Wheeled Racecar Body," ME 491 project, Apr. 2002.
  • Dennis Walsh
  • "Wave Rotor Modeling Using Pro Engineer," ME 491 project, May 2001.
  • Diane Rousseau
  • informal project on wave rotor modeling using Pro Engineer, 2001-01.
  • Geoffrey Ostermeyer
  • "Modeling, Meshing, and Analysis of a Two-Stroke Engine," ME 491 project, Jan. 2001.
  • Benjamin Burns
  • "CAD Model of a Two-Stroke Engine Cylinder for Use in Inflow Simulation," ME 196 Honors project, Fall 2000.
  • Patrick Delp
  • "Constant Volume Combustion Thermodynamics," ME 200 Honors project, Fall 2000.
  • Natalie Ridao
  • "Gas Turbine Engines," ME 196 Honors project, Fall 2000.
  • T. Rembold, S. Otmishi, M. Young, & K.T. Lim
  • "Design of a Fast and Low-Obstruction Valve for Non-Steady Flow Visualization Experiment," ME 462 Capstone Senior Design project, May 1998.
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