Faculty
James M. McDonough
__ Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics
__151 RGAN Building
__Phone: (859) 257-6336 x80657
__FAX: (859) 257-3304
__Email: jmmcd@uky.edu
__Prof. McDonough's Faculty Webpage
__Prof. McDonough's Curriculum Vitae
BS Aero-Astro Engineering, Ohio State University (1968)
MA Applied Mathematics, University of California, Los Angeles (1975)
PhD Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles (1980)
15+ years industrial experience, primarily in U.S. aerospace industry
24+ years in academia, first at UCLA, and beginning in 1990 at the University of Kentucky

Research Interests: CFD, applied mathematics; turbulent flows and their interaction with other physics, e.g., with heat transfer and combustion; nonlinear dynamical systems and their use in models of turbulence and elsewhere; numerical analysis, especially pertaining to solution of differential equations.
 
Visiting Scholar
Ali N. Ziaei
__ Visiting PhD Student, Mechanical Engineering
__208 RGAN Building
__Phone: (859) 257-6336 x80670
__Email: Ali.Ziaei@uky.edu
__Hometown: Ferdows, Iran
__Previous degree(s): MSc, Water Engineering, Shiraz Uni-
___versity
, Iran (2003);
_ Research Topics/Interests: Turbulence modeling and sim- __ulation of flows containing entrained sediments.
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Graduate Students
Ying (Tracy) Xu
__ PhD Student, Mechanical Engineering
__208 RGAN Building
__Phone: (859) 257-6336 x80670
__Email: yxu0@engr.uky.edu
__Hometown: Jiangxi, China
__Previous degree(s): ME, Tongji University, China (1998);
__ MA Applied Math, University of Kentucky (2005)
__Research Topics/Interests: _Phase-field model; numerical
__simulation of phase change, especially solidification.
Abhishek (Abhi) Tiwari
__MS Student, Mechanical Engineering
__210A RGAN Building
__Phone: (859) 257-6336 x80694
__Email: Abhishek.Tiwari@uky.edu
__Hometown: Gwailor, (MP) India
__Previous degree(s): BE, Rajiv Ghandi Tech. Univ.,
___Bopal, India

__Research Topics/Interests: _ Analytical solutions to trans-
__port problems via fixed-point iteration; numerical analysis
__of elliptic equations using novel domain decomposition
__approaches.
C. B. (Babu) Velkur
__MS Student, Mechanical Engineering
__210A RGAN Building
__Phone: (859) 257-6336 x80694
__Email: vcbabu@uky.edu
__Hometown: Chittoor, India
__Previous degree(s): BE Mechanical Engineering, RVCE,
__ Bangalore, India
__Research Topics/Interests:_ Development of large-eddy
__simulation for compressible turbulent flows; use of com-
__pressible poor man's Navier–Stokes equations in con- __struction of sub-grid scale models.
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Undergraduates
Brett G. Compton
__Undergraduate, Mechanical Engineering
__210A RGAN Building
__Phone: (859) 257-6336 x80694
__Email: bgcomp2@uky.edu
__Hometown: Florence, KY
__Previous degree(s): N/A
__Research Topics/Interests: Use of commercial flow codes
__and grid generators, research LES code to simulate flap-
__ping wing flight of insects and micro-air vehicles.
Michael A. Mudd
__Undergraduate, Mechanical Engineering
__208 RGAN Building
__Phone: (859) 257-6336 x80670
__Email: Mike.Mudd@uky.edu
__Hometown: Louisville, KY
__Previous degree(s): N/A
__Research Topics/Interests: Use of commercial flow codes
__and grid generators, and research LES code to simulate
__transition to turbulence in pipe flow.
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High School Students
Wenbin Yang
High School Student (Senior)
James Madison Memorial High School, Madison, WI
Email: wenbinyang1024@hotmail.com
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Recent Alumni
Stewart Bible

MS, Mechanical Engineering, 2003
Engineer, Flow Tack LLC, Morrisville, NC 27560
Email: sabible@hotmail.com

James Booth 
MS, Mathematics, 2003
PhD student in Geophysics, University of Washington, Seattle.
Andrew Loh
P. L. Dunbar High School (Graduated Spring 2003)
Undergraduate in Engineering, University of Michigan
Dr. Tianliang Yang (former post-doctoral scholar)
Research Engineer
Convergent Thinking, LLC, Madison, WI
Email: tlyang@c-think.com
Mun-Gwen Chong
BS, Mechanical Engineering, 2004
Engineer, PowerLab, Irwindale, CA, 91706
E-Mail: mercury82x@hotmail.com
Shilpi Gupta
BS, Computer Science, 2004
Graduate Student, Computer Science, University of Kentucky
E-Mail: sgupt0@uky.edu
John Holloway
BS, Mechanical Engineering, 2004
MS student in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, San Diego
Email: erasmusneo@yahoo.com
Illayathambi Kunadian
MS, Mechanical Engineering, 2004
Research Engineer, Center for Applied Energy Research, University of Kentucky, 40508
PhD Student, Mechanical Engineering, University of Kentucky
E-Mail: ikuna0@engr.uky.edu
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UK Faculty Collaborating with Advanced CFD Group
J. D. Jacob, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Experimental fluid dynamics
 
M. Pinar Mengüç, Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Radiation heat transfer; optics
 
Kaveh A. Tagavi, Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Phase-change heat transfer
 
Peter D. Hislop, Professor, Mathematics
Mathematical physics, geometric and functional analysis
 
James Griffioen, Associate Professor, Computer Science
Computer networks; operating systems
 
Chris Jaynes, Associate Professor, Computer Science
3-D immersive visualization hardware and software
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