CFSI Lab

Computational Fluid–Structure Interaction Laboratory


Current Group Members

Manoj R. Rajanna (PhD student in ME, Spring 2018–present)
Compressible flow fluid–structure interaction

Mehdi Saraeian (PhD student in ME, Spring 2021–present)
TBD

Grant Neighbor (MS student in ME, Fall 2020–present)
TBD

Caroline E. Crisp (Undergraduate student in ME, Spring 2019–present)
Parametric modeling and design of tricuspid heart valves


Former Graduate Students – PhD

Heather M. Muchowski (PhD in ME/Applied Math, Fall 2017–Summer 2021)
Numerical investigation and application of immersogeometric and direct discontinuous Galerkin methods”• After graduation: Assistant Professor at Westminster College (New Wilmington, Pennsylvania)
• 2018 ISU Teaching Excellence Award 

Emily L. Johnson (PhD in ME/WESEP, Fall 2016–Summer 2021)
Isogeometric modeling and analysis for complex science and engineering applications
• After graduation: Assistant Professor at the University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, Indiana)
• 2020 IACM FRC Best Presentation Award at WCCM-ECCOMAS 2020

• 2019 ISU Research Excellence Award

Michael C.H. Wu (PhD in ME, Fall 2014–Fall 2018)
Fluid–structure interaction modeling and simulation of transcatheter heart valves
• After graduation: Postdoctoral Researcher at Brown University (Providence, Rhode Island)
• 2018 ISU Research Excellence Award

Austin J. Herrema (PhD in ME/WESEP, Fall 2014–Spring 2018)
A framework for isogeometric-analysis-based design and optimization of wind turbine blades
• 
After graduation: Research Engineer at Envision Energy (Boulder, Colorado)

Fei Xu (PhD in ME, Fall 2014–Spring 2018)
Immersogeometric analysis of compressible flows
• After graduation: R&D Engineer II at ANSYS, Inc. (Austin, Texas)
• 2018 ISU Research Excellence Award
• 2017 ISU GPSS Conference Best Oral Presentation Award

Chenglong Wang (PhD in ME, Fall 2013–Summer 2017)
A geometric framework for immersogeometric analysis
• After graduation: 
Software Developer II at ANSYS, Inc. (Lebanon, New Hampshire)
• 2016 ISU Research Excellence Award


Former Graduate Students – MS

Joel Khristy (MS in ME, Fall 2019–Spring 2021)
Immersogeometric analysis with point cloud geometry towards practical applications
• After graduation: Computational Engineer at Illinois Rocstar (Champaign, Illinois)

Junghyun Ha (MS in ME, Fall 2017–Spring 2019)
Optimizing bioprosthetic heart valves using isogeometric analysis and surrogate modeling
• After graduation: 
R&D Engineer at NEXTfoam (Seoul, South Korea)

Sahiti Nallagonda (MS in ME, Fall 2016–Fall 2018)
Deep learning for design and optimization of bioprosthetic heart valves
• 
After graduation: Product Design Engineer at Molex (Detroit, Michigan)

Nelson M. Wiese (MS in ME, Fall 2016–Spring 2018)
Quantification of leaflet flutter in bioprosthetic heart valves using fluid–structure interaction analysis

• After graduation: Systems Engineer at Rockwell Collins (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
• 2018 ISU Teaching Excellence Award


Former Undergraduate Students

Nikita Kozak (ME, Fall 2017–Spring 2020)
Computational study on gas turbine adaptive stator–rotor interaction
(Presented at 2018 Research in the Capitol)

Michael Filipowski (ME, Fall 2017–Spring 2018)
Programmatic generation of parametric geometries for isogeometric analysis

Carolyn N. Darling (ME, Spring 2014–Fall 2017) 
Parametric modeling of atrioventricular valves” 
Wind turbine blade design optimization using high fidelity analysis” 
(Presented at 2016 Research in the Capitol)

Sean A. Wasion (ME, Spring 2015–Fall 2016)
Improving semi-truck fuel efficiency by optimizing trailer tail design” 
(Presented at 2016 Research in the Capitol
)

Yilong Liu (ME, Fall 2015–Fall 2016) 
A design through analysis of next generation transportation hyperloop” 
(Presented at SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition)

Haoxiang Qin (ME, Fall 2015–Fall 2016) 
A design through analysis of next generation transportation hyperloop” 
(Presented at SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition)

Kai Tan (ME, Fall 2015)
Immersogeometric analysis of turbulent flow over complex helicopter models

Micah Easty (ME, Fall 2015)
Efficient mesh generation of fluid domain around complex geometries

Bryann Sotomayor-Rinaldi (ME, Spring 2015–Fall 2015)
Parametric design of engineering applications

Nelson M. Wiese (Central College, MoSAIc REU at ISU, Summer 2015)
Integration of aerodynamic parameters into the optimization of wind turbine blades

Mariama Wilson (ME at CUNY City Tech, SPIRE-EIT REU at ISU, Summer 2014)
An isogeometric design-through-analysis tool for engineering applications

Alexis Moreno (AERE, SPIRE-EIT REU at ISU, Summer 2014)
An isogeometric design-through-analysis tool for engineering applications

Matthew Getch (CS at Wells College, SPIRE-EIT REU at ISU, Summer 2014)
An isogeometric design-through-analysis tool for engineering applications

Ashley Dvorsky (ME, Spring 2014)
Computational fluid dynamics analysis of wind turbine blades with active tips

Andrew Peterson (ME, Spring 2014)
Computational fluid dynamics analysis of wind turbine blades with active tips

Colin Lorenz (ME, Spring 2014)
Computational fluid dynamics analysis of wind turbine blades with trailing edge flaps

Maytee Chantharayukhonthorn (ASE, UT Austin, Spring 2013)
The effect of computational domain size on flow quantities of interest

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