Alumni



Colin Bateson
Ph.D. Student


Colin
            Bateson

Colin joined the lab in June of 2008. He received a BS from the University of Virginia in Aerospace Engineering. While there he conducted research to characterize the material properties of gold thin films for MEMS applications. Currently, his research at UW focuses on studying the effect of air turbulence on water droplet behavior in clouds.


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Chin Hei Ng
Research Assistant


Chin Hei Ng

Chin graduated from the University of Washington with a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2006. He joined Martin Engineering afterward where he studied bulk material flow by utilizing computational tools, such as Discrete Element Modeling (DEM). In 2009, he joined the lab as a research assistant and continues his education in Mechanical Engineering.

Chin's research focuses on the atomization process, where applications range from spray coating to fuel injection. Currently, he is conducting experiments on both Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids atomization.


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Patrick McGah
Postdoctoral Researcher


Patrick McGah

Although Pat is originally from Kansas, he has been calling Washington his home for over nine years. Pat has done research on the numerical simulation of cardiovascular flows and the fluid-structure interaction between the blood flow and blood vessel walls with Professor Alberto Aliseda. His PhD focused on Arterio-Venous Fistulae for Dialysis Access, using a combination of 3D and Doppler Ultrasound to inform and validate numerical simulations of the fluid and solid mechanics in the complex vascular remodeling around AV fistulae. For his Postdoctoral research, he is extending his research portfolio into intracranial aneurysmal flows and Central Venous Catheters, while also learning new experimental techniques, such as PIV and PLIF, for the in-vitro study of vascular phantoms of patient-specific anatomical models.

After completing a degree in mechanical engineering, at Gonzaga University in Spokane, he immediately ventured to the western side of the state for graduate studies. Pat recently completed a Master of Science degree and is continuing his education by pursuing a doctoral degree.

For his master's thesis, Pat studied under the guidance of Professor James Riley. He used a custom computational fluid dynamics code to simulate the complex behavior of ferromagnetic fluids, or ferrofluids. In particular, he studied unstable and transitioning flows driven by thermo-magnetic and convective instabilities. These flows have possible applications for convective heat transfer in electronic devices.


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Ryan Keedy



Ryan Keedy

Danny Bolleddula


  • Ph.D. 2011
  • Droplet Impact and Spreading of Viscous Dispersions and Volatile Solutions
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Danny Bolleddula

Taylor Hall


  • M.S. 2012

Taylor Hall

Riley Gorder


  • M.S. 2010
  • Mass Transport and Shear Stress within the Carotid Artery Bifurcation: A Study of Flow Effects on Atherosclerosis
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Riley Gorder

Cheryn Engebrecht



Cheryn Engebrecht

Alberto Molina



Alberto Molina

Greg Moreau & Marc Percie Du Sert


  • Research Scholars from French Naval Academy 2014
  • Numerical investigation of lab-scale horizontal axis marine hydrokinetic turbines arrays
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Julie Serre


  • Research Scholars 2013
  • Numerical study of Horizontal Axis Hydrokinetic Turbines: performance analysis over a 7° pitch angle blade
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Julie Serre

Arthur Cerisola


  • Research Scholars from Arts et Mètiers ParisTech 2012
  • Numerical Analysis of Tidal Turbines using Virtual Blade Model and Single Rotating Reference Frame
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Arthur Cerisola

Maxime Tessier & Nicolas Tomasini


  • Research Scholars from French Naval Academy 2010
  • Numerical study of horizontal axis hydrokinetic turbines: performance analysis and array optimization
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Mario Beweret & Florian Riesemann


  • Research Scholars from French Naval Academy 2009
  • Array Optimization of Marine Hydrokinetic Turbine
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Guillaume Flouriot & Aurelie Gosset


  • Research Scholars from French Naval Academy 2008
  • Optimization of Power Extraction in an array of Marine Hydrokinetic Turbines
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Guillaume Flouriot