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opening in bluff-body flows

opening in bluff-body flows

Seeking a motivated undergraduate or graduate student to conduct research in bluff body flows at low to moderate Reynolds number. Experience with machining and fabrication strongly preferred; experience with particle image velocimetry (PIV) optional. If interested, please send me an email expressing your interest, with…

Jeong-Hyun to join Seoultech

Jeong-Hyun to join Seoultech

Jeong-Hyun was a postdoc in our group and recently accepted a faculty position at Seoul National University of Science and Technology, aka Seoultech. I can’t think of anyone who deserves this more! Excited to see Jeong-Hyun’s career prosper and grow in his new position.

LBS shot kickoff

LBS shot kickoff

Yesterday we kicked off XPIV platform development on OMEGA-EP with Laboratory for Basic Science (LBS) experiments headed by Arianna Gleason (SLAC) and Danae Polsin (LLE). It was a long day with exciting and puzzling twists and turns. We learned a lot, and are looking forward to our LBS shots in the next fiscal year! Big thanks to the grad students who turned out to help and to LLE shot ops for a successful day. Supported by DOE and NNSA.

comings and goings

comings and goings

Summer brings changes. Congratulations to Deok-Hoon, Jack, and Leo on graduating from our Mechanical Engineering program! Deok-Hoon and Leo will be joining PhD programs at UC-Santa Barbara and University of Virginia in the fall, respectively. We’ll be seeing them at future APS DFD meetings, most…

NCUR ’19!

NCUR ’19!

Amro and Deok-Hoon headed off for warmer latitudes these past few days, presenting their poster on wind turbine array optimization at NCUR ’19. They had a great time, and took advantage of a little sightseeing in Atlanta via scooter-share 🙂

Caroline’s NREIP internship

Caroline’s NREIP internship

Caroline secured an internship with the Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP), a summer internship program that places college students in research positions at Navy labs. Caroline decided to choose a position at NSWC-Indian Head. While she has been working in the Hydro Lab on making small amphibious devices work in both static and dynamic environments, for her summer internship, she will try her hand at computation related to detonation physics.

Amro and Deok-Hoon going to NCUR19

Amro and Deok-Hoon going to NCUR19

Amro and Deok-Hoon have been working on fabricating a small-scale, collapsible wind turbine, with the aim to optimize an array of them using machine learning. They took the initiative to write an abstract for NCUR2019 (National Conference on Undergraduate Research), which was accepted for a poster presentation…

APS DFD

APS DFD

The Rochester crew went to the annual meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics, where Leo made his conference debut with a poster about his research project. Lots of great talks, a new minisymposium session (thanks to Margaret Byron at Penn State), catching up with…

SWE Girls’ Workshop

SWE Girls’ Workshop

Brennen and Prof Shang volunteered with the UR chapter of SWE for the biennial workshop for K-6 girls in the Rochester area. The theme was Lights! Camera! Action! SWE, as always, did a fantastic job managing this large event. A lot of new little faces, and a lot of familiar fans!

Hajim Highlights

Hajim Highlights

Our recent award from DOE was recently profiled in Hajim Highlights, alongside a medley of other high-energy density physics awards won by the MechE faculty. More detail here. Congratulations to all!