People

Faculty

DR TAMER ZAKI
EDUCATION
Ph.D. 2005, Stanford University
M.S. 2001, Stanford University
B.S. 1998, Pennsylvania State University

EXPERIENCE
2021 – Present:  Professor, Mech. Eng., Johns Hopkins
2013 – 2021:  Associate Prof, Mech. Eng., Johns Hopkins
2013 – 2013:  Reader, Mech. Eng., Imperial College London
2010 – 2012:  Senior Lecturer, Mech. Eng., Imperial College London
2006 – 2010:  Lecturer, Mech. Eng., Imperial College London

PhD students

Curtis Haas
B.A., Physics and Mathematics, Colby College, ME, 2022
Research Interests: High-speed flows, adjoint methods, turbulence, data assimilation
Hadden Kim
B.S., Mathematics, The University of Texas at Austin, 2021
Research Interests: Computational methods, partial differential equations, machine learning 
Sheng Qian
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, USA, 2022
M.E. Mech. Eng., Hangzhou Dianzi University, Hangzhou, 2019
B.E. Mech. Eng., Nanjing Institute of Technology, Nanjing, 2016
Research Interests: Viscoelasticity, turbulence, high-fidelity simulations, data assimilation
Cristale Garnica
M.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL, 2019
B.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL, 2016
Research Interests: High-speed flows, adjoint methods, turbulence, data assimilation
Brett Tillman
M.S, Air Force Test Pilot School, Edwards Air Force Base, 2015
M.S, Air Force Inst. Tech., Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, 2014
B.S, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, 2008
Research Interests: High-speed flows, data assimilation, flight testing
Tianrui Xiang
BSc, Peking University, 2019
Research interests: Turbulence, Compliant surfaces, Data assimilation
Yue Hao
B.E, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 2017
Research Interests: large-eddy simulations, data assimilation, immersed boundary methods, turbo-machinery
Collaboration:  Prof. Charles Meneveau
Yifan Du
M.S, Purdue University, West Lafayette, 2018
B.E, Sichuan University, Chengdu, 2016
Research Interests: Large eddy simulations, wall turbulence, data assimilation
Ghanesh Narasimhan
M.Sc (Engg), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 2017
B.Tech, National Institute of Technology, Trichy, 2013
Research interests: Transition to turbulence, turbulent flows, magnetohydrodynamics, rotating flows
Collaboration:  Prof. Charles Meneveau
Mitchell Fowler (co-advised)
BSc, Kansas State University, 2017
Research Interests: turbulent flows, transition to turbulence, boundary layer modeling.
Collaboration: Prof. Charles Meneveau

Post-Doctoral Researchers and Fellows

Dr Pierluigi Morra
PhD, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2021
Research Interests: Scientific Machine Learning, Flow Control, Transitional boundary-layer flows, wall-bounded turbulence

Dr Gopal Yalla
PhD, Computational Science, Engineering, and Mathematics, The Oden Institute for Computational Engineering & Sciences,  University of Texas at Austin, 2022
Research Interests: Large Eddy Simulation and Turbulence Modeling, Numerical analysis and modeling of PDEs, inverse problems and optimization, high performance computing 

Mengze_Wang Dr Mengze Wang
PhD, Johns Hopkins University, 2021
Research Interests: Direct numerical simulations, Data assimilation, turbulence 

S_Toedtli Dr Simon Toedtli
PhD, Caltech, 2021
Research interests: scalar dispersion, stratified flows, flow control, direct numerical simulation, adjoint-variational techniques, low-order modeling
Dr David A. Buchta
PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana—Champaign, 2016
Research interests: Simulation prediction, optimization, compressible turbulence, high-speed plasma-coupled combustion, multiphase aeroacoustics.

Former PhD and visiting students

  • Jiho You
  • Qi Wang
  • Nicholas Vaughan
  • Sandeep Saha
  • Laura Nicolaou
  • Luca Burini
  • Thomas Jelly
  • Akshat Agarwal
  • Philipp Hack
  • David Trevelyan
  • Jacob Page
  • Edward Smith
  • Sang Jin Lee
  • Jin Lee (KAIST – Korea)
  • Lars-Uve Schrader (KTH – Sweden)
  • Aiko Yakeno (University of Tokyo)

Former Post-Doctoral Researchers and Fellows

  • Dr Amir Esteghamatian
  • Dr Patricio Clark Di Leoni
  • Dr Qi Wang
  • Dr Zhao Wu
  • Dr Reza Jahanbakhshi
  • Dr Junho Park
  • Dr Vincent Mons
  • Dr Rikhi Bose
  • Dr Seo Yoon Jung
  • Dr Olaf Marxen
  • Dr Edward Smith (Doctoral Prize Fellow)
  • Dr Philipp Hack (Doctoral Prize Fellow) 
  • Dr Luca Biancofiore (Marie Curie Fellow)
  • Dr Kevin Nolan (Marie Curie Fellow)
  • Dr Lawrence Cheung (Marie Curie Fellow; Marshall Sherfield Fellow)