Group

PERL Director

Kareem A. Ahmed, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Center for Advanced Turbomachinery and Energy Research Faculty
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University of Central Florida
Eng. 1, Rm. 410, Orlando, FL 32816
Phone: (407) 823-5710
Email: Kareem.Ahmed@ucf.edu
Profile, Research, C.V.

Professional Appointments:

Assistant Professor (2014 – Present)
University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Assistant Professor (2013 – 2015)
Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Senior Engineer, Aero/Thermo (2010 – 2013)
Pratt & Whitney Engines – United Technologies Corporation, East Hartford, CT
Augmentor (Afterburner) & Exhaust Systems – Advance Engine Programs and Technologies

Adjunct Assistant Professor/Postdoctoral Research Scientist (2009 – 2011)
Florida State University, College of Engineering, Tallahassee, FL
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Postdoctoral Research Scientist


Name: Dr. Ranjith Kumar
Research: Fuel Atomization & Soot Formation
Email: a.k.ranjithkumar@gmail.com
Curriculum Vitae: C.V.

Doctoral Candidates


Name: Marissa Geikie
Degree: Ph.D. (Graduate Research Assistant, DoD SMART Fellowship)
Education: Mechanical Engineering
Research: Flame Stability & Dynamics
Email: mkgeikie@gmail.com
Curriculum Vitae: C.V.


Name: Wilmer Flores
Degree: Ph.D.
Education: Mechanical Engineering
Research: Combustion Dynamics
Email: wflo002@Knights.ucf.edu
Curriculum Vitae: C.V.


Name: Jonathan Sosa
Degree: Ph.D. (NASA-FSGC)
Education: Mechanical Engineering
Research: Hypersonic Pressure Gain Detonation Combustion
Email: sosaj3@knights.ucf.edu
Curriculum Vitae: C.V.


Name: Jessica Chambers
Degree: Ph.D. (NSF-GRFP & CATER Doctoral Fellowship)
Education: Mechanical Engineering
Research: Turbulent Deflagration & Detonation
Email: jessica.chambers7@knights.ucf.edu
Curriculum Vitae: C.V.

Name: Jonathan Reyes
Degree: Ph.D.
Education: Mechanical Engineering
Research: 4D Flame-Flowfield Measurements
Email: jonathanreyesucf@knights.ucf.edu
Curriculum Vitae:

Name: Lucky Tran
Degree: Ph.D.
Education: Mechanical Engineering
Research: Rearward Facing Step Combustion Dynamics
Email: lucky.v.tran@gmail.com
Curriculum Vitae:

Master’s Candidates


Name: Jaysen Mulligan (Former UCF-AIAA President)
Degree: M.S.
Education: Aerospace Engineering
Research: Supersonic Electrostatic Discharge
Email: jmulligan2015@knights.ucf.edu
Curriculum Vitae: C.V.

Name: Christian Engelmann
Degree: M.S.
Education: Aerospace Engineering
Research: Flame Extinction
Email: Christian.Engelmann94@gmail.com
Curriculum Vitae: C.V.

Name: Dylan Tarrant
Degree: M.S.
Education: Aerospace Engineering
Research: Flame Acceleration
Email: tarrantdylan@Knights.ucf.edu
Curriculum Vitae: C.V.

Bachelor’s Candidates


Name: John Royero
Degree: B.S.
Education: Aerospace Engineering
Research: Lagrangian SGS Turbulence Modeling
Email: John_Royero@knights.ucf.edu
Curriculum Vitae: C.V.

Name: Michelle Otero
Degree: B.S.
Education: Aerospace Engineering
Research: Jet in Crossflow
Email: motero0508@gmail.com
Curriculum Vitae: C.V.

Name: Alexander Bazzi
Degree: B.S.
Education: Aerospace Engineering
Research: Active flow separation control, Lagrangian flame-flow dynamics
Email: abazzi@Knights.ucf.edu
Curriculum Vitae: C.V.

Alumni


Name: Joshua Beverly
Degree: M.S. in Mechanical Engineering
Currently: NASA Langley Research Engineer
Research: Fluidic-Flow Interaction of Microjets
Email: jbeve004@odu.edu
Curriculum Vitae: C.V.

Name: Brian Mahan
Degree: B.S. Mechanical Engineering
Currently: Aerospace Engineer, NASA Langley
Research: 3D Tomographic Investigation of Biofuel Flames
Email: bmaha003@odu.edu
Curriculum Vitae: C.V.

Name: Henry Haskin
Degree: M.S. in Aerospace Engineering
Currently: NASA Langley Combustion Engineer
Research: Propulsion Cycle Performance
Email: hhask002@odu.edu
Curriculum Vitae: C.V.

Name: Brendan Wiedow
Degree: M.S. in Aerospace Engineering
Currently: Boeing Missile Systems
Research: Jet Propulsion Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
Email: bwied002@odu.edu
Curriculum Vitae:

Name: Joe McGarry
Degree: M.S.
Education: Mechanical Engineering
Currently: JR Automation
Research: Flame-Fluidic Interactions for Detonation
Email: jmcga008@odu.edu
Curriculum Vitae: C.V.