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University research is driven by motivated students with a desire to push the general understanding of the world and methods we use for design. This is a list that is either contributing or has contributed to CFAL!

Postdoctoral Scholars 

NameBackground/DegreeDegreeCore ResearchWorksYear StartedYear EndedFundingPresent Location
Dr. Douglas FontesPh.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Uberlandia University (Brazil)Mechanical EngineeringQuiet Sandblast Nozzle DesignGoogle Scholar20192021(Est)Navy SBIR/UCF P3Florida Space Institute UCF

Ph.D. Students

NameDegreeDegreeUniversityThesis TitleYear StartedYear EndedFundingPresent Location
Caroline AndersonPh.D.Aerospace EngineeringUCFCFD of Hypersonic Flows20192024(Est)ORCUCF
Tadd YeagerM.S.Aerospace EngineeringUCFEvaluation of Bluff Body Aerodynamics20192021 (Est)ORCUCF
Wayne FarrellPh.D.Aerospace EngineeringUCFCFD-based Design of Control Algorithms20192023(Est)ORCUCF/Sandia National Laboratory
George LoubimovPh.D.Aerospace EngineeringUCFCFD of Undulating Propulsion20192023(Est)DoD SMARTUCF/Navy
Melissa FronzeoPh.D.Aerospace EngineeringPenn StatePhase-map development of compressible gas jet in a liquid-gas co-flow20172021 (Est)ONR GrantPenn State Applied Research Laboratory
Belen Vera-AlbaPh.D.Aerospace EngineeringPenn StateTip Gap Leakage and its Impact on Ice Deposition in Engine Shrouds20172021 (Est)NASA NDSEGPenn State
Amandeep PremiPh.D.Aerospace EngineeringPenn StateDevelopment of an Adaptive, Multiscale, Nonlinear Disturbance Equation Solver20112018N/AIntel
David HansonPh.D.Aerospace EngineeringPenn StateComputational Investigation of Convective Heat Transfer on Ice-Roughened Aerodynamic Surfaces20132017VLRCOEPenn State Applied Research Laboratory

M.S. Students

NameDegreeDegreeUniversityThesis TitleYear StartedYear EndedFundingPresent Location
Reed ForehandM.S.Aerospace EngineeringUCFTBD20192021 (est)UCF
Tadd YeagerM.S.Aerospace EngineeringUCFEvaluation of Bluff Body Aerodynamics20192021 (Est)ORCUCF
Jose UrciaM.S.Mechanical EngineeringUCFEvaluation of Rough Surface Approximations20192020UCF
George LoubimovM.S.Aerospace EngineeringUCFEfforts in Numerical Modeling of Undulating Propulsion20182020DoD SMARTUCF/Navy
Melissa FronzeoM.S.Aerospace EngineeringPenn StateA Computational Study of Gaseous Jets Submerged in a Liquid Co-flow20152017ONR GrantPenn State Applied Research Laboratory
Justin ValentiM.S.Aerospace EngineeringPenn StateBounding Methods in Computational Fluid Dynamics for use in a Sequential Decision Process20152017Penn State Walker FellowshipPenn State Applied Research Laboratory
Sean McIntyreM.S.Aerospace EngineeringPenn StateAn Adaptive Immersed Boundary Method for CFD Simulation of Multiphase Flows with Moving Internal Bodies20092011ONR GrantPenn State Applied Research Laboratory

B.S. Honors Thesis Students

NameDegreeDegreeUniversityThesis TitleYear StartedYear EndedFundingPresent Location0
Juanpablo DelgadoBS, Honors in MajorAerospace EngineeringAerospace EngineeringEvaluation of an Elastic Spheres20202022 (Est)N/AUCF0
Andrew VigneBS, Honors in MajorAerospace EngineeringAerospace EngineeringAdvanced Modeling of Bike Wheel Aerodynamics20202021 (Est)N/AUCF0
Chris KaminskyBS, Honors in MajorAerospace EngineeringAerospace EngineeringEvaluation of Advanced Wing Concepts20202021 (Est)N/ANorthup Grumman/UCF0
Brendon CavainoloBS, Honors in MajorAerospace EngineeringAerospace EngineeringDirect Resolution of Droplet Impact20202021 (Est)N/AUCF
Jason TurnerBS, HonorsEngineering SciencePenn StateDirect Resolution of Droplet Impact20162017PSU DURPCorteva Agriscience
Asish BaluBS, HonorsEngineering SciencePenn StateDevelopment of a physically accurate cavitation model20162017PSU DURPTextron/Stanford

B.S. Researcher Students

NameDegreeDegreeUniversityResearch ProjectYear StartedYear EndedProgramPresent Location
Juanpablo DelgadoBSAerospace EngineeringUCFEvaluation of an Elastic Spheres20202022 (Est)N/AUCF
Andrew VigneBSAerospace EngineeringUCFAdvanced Modeling of Bike Wheel Aerodynamics20202021 (Est)N/AUCF
Andres TorresBSAerospace EngineeringUCFOpenFOAM DSMC20202022 (Est)N/AUCF
Ismar MujkanovicBSAerospace EngineeringUCFAeroshell Aerodynamics Predictions20202023 (Est)N/AUCF
Joseph BeachBSAerospace EngineeringUCFGridfin Aerodynamics Predictions20202024 (Est)N/AUCF
Fahad NabidBSAerospace EngineeringUCFAerodynamics Evlautions20202025 (Est)N/AUCF
Zach WhiteBSAerospace EngineeringUCFDEM OpenFOAM20202026 (Est)N/AUCF
Andrew FordonBSAerospace EngineeringUCFTBD20202027 (Est)N/AUCF
Brendon CavainoloBSAerospace EngineeringUCFDroplet Resolving SImulations20182019ExcelUCF
Christopher KaminskiBSAerospace EngineeringUCFShip Airwake Interactions20182020UCF
Dana MikkelsenBSAerospace EngineeringUCFEulerian/Lagrangian Multiphase CFD20192020REU HyperUCF
David MalyszekBSAerospace EngineeringUCFTornado Modeling using CFD20192020UCF
Garrett LovingBSAerospace EngineeringUCFAerodynamic Enhancement with Sprays20192020UCF
Hannah JarrettBSAerospace EngineeringUCFMissle Design20182022ExcelUCF
Joshua BentleyBSAerospace EngineeringUCFDirect Resolution of Droplet Impact20192020UCF
Joshua FoxBSAerospace EngineeringUCFDevelopment of a physically accurate cavitation model20192020UCF
Joshua MoganBSAerospace EngineeringUCFAirplane Design20182022UCF
Marcus MorinBSAerospace EngineeringUCFWing CFD20182019AeroJet/RocketDyn
Maria QuirosBSAerospace EngineeringUCFSubmarine Bubble Excitation20192020UCF
Nicholas WaywoodBSAerospace EngineeringUCFUCF
Nicolas JohnsonBSAerospace EngineeringUCFUCF
Patricia BakerBSAerospace EngineeringUCFPowered Iced Wing Performance20192020UCF
Reed ForehandBSAerospace EngineeringUCFAtomization CFD Simulation20182020UCF/NASA
Samuel FingerBSAerospace EngineeringUCF20192020UCF
Jason TurnerBSAerospace EngineeringPenn Stateinvestigate multi-physics code, MOOSE, for chemical combustion modeling20162017ONR GrantCorteva Agriscience
Aaron RosenBSAerospace EngineeringPurdueinvestigate and parameterize novel study of supercavitating control surfaces20102010PSU ARL Summer InternBoeing
Joshua NormanBSAerospace EngineeringPenn Stateinvestigating CFD for acoustic calculations by simulating high frequency gusts20102010PSU ARL Summer Intern
Sean McIntyreBSAerospace EngineeringPenn Stateresearch project investigating supercavitating flows and level-set method development20082009PSU ARL Summer InternPenn State ARL
Barukyah ShaparenkoBSMechanical EngineeringPenn StateInvestigating Lattice-Boltzman solvers (Powerflow, Exa) for naval applications20082008PSU ARL Summer InternPenn State ME
Ryan CarleyBSMechanical EngineeringPenn Statenvestigating surface-piercing objects using OpenFOAM20062007PSU ARL Summer InternMason Controls