Computational & Theoretical Multiphysics Laboratory







FAMU-FSU College of Engineering

Principle Investigator


Dr. Kourosh Shoele

Assistant Professor
kshoele@fsu.edu
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Dr. Kourosh Shoele is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Florida State University. Previously, he was an assistant research scientist in the Flow Physics and Computation Laboratory in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University (2013-2016), research engineer at Re Vision LLC (2011-2013) and a post-doctoral research assistant (2011) in the Department of Structural Engineering at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) in 2011. His doctoral dissertation was about flow interaction with flexible structures. He received his M.Sc. from the Sharif University of Technology in 2006, and he received his B.Sc. from Shiraz University in 2003.

Research Themes: Dr. Shoele and his group are studying problems at the interface between mechanics and physics through developing and applying mathematical and computational tools with a focus on fluid-structure interaction, renewable energies, biolocomotion, and biomechanics.

Research Areas: Bio-inspired Engineering, Fluid-Structure Interaction, Biomechanics & Biomedical Flows, Wind & Wave Energies, Computational Mechanics.

Research Highlights


Fluid-Structure Interaction (FSI) happens during the forced/free oscillations of the airfoil, fluttering of the flag(inverted/non-inverted) or the panel in the wind, pumping the blood inside the heart, vibrations of the wings of the airliner, efficient swimming of the fish in the deep sea and many more. FSI involves several interactions techniques known as flutter, galloping, sloshing, vortex-induced vibrations, added mass, and etc which are used to control the dynamics and motion of both the fluids and solids.


Nucleate boiling and active vortex generation


The nucleate boiling process is essential to achieve extreme heat flux in heat exchangers and cooling systems. We have proposed using active vortex generation to manipulate the boiling process dynamics. We have simulated the response of the boiling process in a heat exchanger channel to an oscillating flexible/rigid/hybrid plates and found out the extent of thermal enhancement and effects on dynamics of the vapor bubble. Our preliminary results show that surprisingly, a specific type of active vortex generators may enhance the thermal heat transfer by 500%-1000% much more than other proposed techniques. Considering the impact of active vortex generators compared to the crossflow-only case, we found out that by using a flexible insert, one can reach a 200%-250% increase in the coefficient of performance. The initial results suggest a promising technique to have a paradigm-shift heat transfer enhancement methodology especially for boiling heat transfer in microchannels using minimally invasive piezoelectric or magnetic vortex generators. Further studies will increase our understanding of the critical features of this process, also gives the suitable parameter regimes for experimental studies and practical applications. This may lead to an economical thermal management procedure using a passive system for the real-world applications.

SWBLI with flexible structure


When a shock wave comes into contact with a boundary layer flow, the large adverse pressure gradient associated with the shock wave can cause the flow to separate from the surface. When this happens, a recirculation bubble forms close to the wall, and significantly alters the stability and dynamics of the flow. This shock typically bends as it encounters lower Mach numbers inside the boundary layer and ultimately breaks up into a compression fan and a reflected shock develops. We are doing research on SWBLI with flexible structure focusing on structural load minimization and flow control. Panel dynamics can help us to find a potential use of an aeroelastically tailored flexible panel as a means of passive flow control. Cavity pressure underneath the panel can also create forced panel oscillations which may reduce separation in the interaction zone.

Dynamics of heated flexible panel


The canonical problem of flow-induced flutter of a thin flexible plate is revisited, with an emphasis on the thermally induced buoyancy effects on the dynamics and thermal characterization of the system. An immersed boundary method is used to simulate mixed convection of a heated 2D inextensible and flexible thin plate. The bending stiffness, Richardson number, and Reynolds number are chosen as the characteristic parameters of the system. The dynamic and thermal responses of the plate are examined over a wide range of the characteristic parameters, and it is shown that the stability boundary growth rate of the flapping dynamics dramatically increases after a particular threshold Richardson number due to the mode switching behavior. The appearance of higher oscillatory modes and a shift in the nodes of the dominant oscillatory mode are found to also be correlated to the observed higher Nusselt numbers.

Wind induced reconfigurations of trees


Wind induced stresses are the major mechanical cause of failure in trees. Our aim is to prevent tree failures from happening due to harsh hurricane–like conditions; helping the department of environment plant trees that have the right reconfiguration ability to withstand such conditions. Trees generally break at a point where they experience maximum stress. Through simulations analytical reasoning, we have seen that the prediction of the fracture risk and pattern of a tree is a function of their reconfiguration capabilities and how they mitigate large wind-induced stresses. Also, the probability of a tree breaking at any point depends on both the cross-section changes in the branching nodes and the level of tree flexibility. It has been noted that at an optimal branching, the stress experienced on a tree is uniform, thereby causing no weak link on the tree. This, in turn, doesn’t make the tree break during harsh conditions since there is no overstress throughout the cross-section of the tree. Prevention of tree failure will lead to a reduced power outage during storms.

Wind Turbine Aerodynamics


A computational model is used to study the effect of wave-induced motion on the aerodynamics of compliant offshore wind turbines. The wake response of two promising offshore platform concepts, Spar buoy and Barge type turbines were studied in details and their aerodynamic, power and wake characteristics were compared with a stationary wind turbine case. Results obtained from this study indicates that surprisingly the wake response of the oscillating wind turbine recovers faster compared to the stationary turbine, with a 50%wake recovery in a distance that is 33% shorter than the static counterpart.

Active Control of the Aeroelastic Flutter


Aeroelastic effect plays an important role in various research topics including aero vehicle stability, renewable energy extraction, and animal locomotion. Active and passive control methods have been proposed to control the flutter phenomenon of the airfoil. For example, the EET high-lift flexible wing with actively bending flaps provides an active actuator that can modify the flow around the airfoil. Through the use of a high-fidelity fluid-structure interaction algorithm we can investigate the effect on the aeroelastic motion of the EET airfoil over a wide range of parameters. Preliminary results show that the active flap is capable of regulating the oscillation period of the airfoil. The simulations can provide physical insight behind the highly nonlinear motion, and eventually derive the control law to regulate the oscillation.

Fast multilevel multi-phase CFD-nodal model for cryogenic applications


Cryogenic fluids are one of the critical components of current and future space exploration, and a better understanding of cryogenic flow is necessary for safe and efficient transport and storage of cryogenic fluids. This project aims to develop and employ novel modeling and analysis tools for capturing the flow physics and thermodynamics of cryogenic flows in storage vessels in both normal and microgravity conditions. The flow and thermal interaction of cryogenic systems with three phases of the flow, gas, and solid boundaries can generate a rich spectrum of phenomena. To accurately model the system while keeping the running time much lower than the conventional CFD approaches, the block-structured adaptive mesh refinement (AMR) is using. This project's main innovation is the development of an AMR-based computational tool based on the integration of the continuum multiphase-phase model of the cryogenic and the multi-node model of the system. The approach provides high-fidelity modeling of the complex coupled dynamics while maintaining the computational efficiency of nodal models.

Publications


Journal Articles
    2020
  1. Vahab, Mehdi, Mark Sussman, and Kourosh Shoele. "Fluid-Structure Interaction of Thin Flexible Bodies in Multi-Material Multi-Phase Systems." Journal of Computational Physics (2020): 110008. Read More
  2. Kopperstad, Karsten M., Rajan Kumar, and Kourosh Shoele. "Aerodynamic characterization of barge and spar type floating offshore wind turbines at different sea states." Wind Energy 23, no. 11 (2020): 2087-2112. Read More
  3. Solano, Tomas, Juan C. Ordonez, and Kourosh Shoele. "Flapping dynamics of a flag in the presence of thermal convection." Journal of Fluid Mechanics 895 (2020). Read More
  4. Eastham, Patrick S., and Kourosh Shoele. "Axisymmetric squirmers in Stokes fluid with nonuniform viscosity." Physical Review Fluids 5, no. 6 (2020): 063102. Read More
  5. Rips, Aaron, Kourosh Shoele, and Rajat Mittal. "Heat transfer enhancement in laminar flow heat exchangers due to flapping flags." Physics of Fluids 32, no. 6 (2020): 063603. Read More
  6. Solano, Tomas, Rajat Mittal, and Kourosh Shoele. "One size fits all?: Modeling face-mask fit on population-based faces." medRxiv (2020). Read More
  7. 2019
  8. Ojo, Oluwafemi, David Tan, Yu-Cheng Wang, Kourosh Shoele, and Alper Erturk. "Aspect ratio effects in wind energy harvesting using piezoelectric inverted flags." In Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems XIII, vol. 10967, p. 109670Q. International Society for Optics and Photonics, 2019. Read More
  9. 2018
  10. Shoele, Kourosh, and Patrick S. Eastham. "Effects of nonuniform viscosity on ciliary locomotion." Physical Review Fluids 3, no. 4 (2018): 043101. Read More
  11. 2017
  12. Orrego, Santiago, Kourosh Shoele, Andre Ruas, Kyle Doran, Brett Caggiano, Rajat Mittal, and Sung Hoon Kang. "Harvesting ambient wind energy with an inverted piezoelectric flag." Applied Energy 194 (2017): 212-222. Read More
  13. K. Shoele. Wave energy harvesting by a wave devouring piezoelectric flexible plate. Submitted. Read More
  14. 2016
  15. K. Shoele, R. Mittal. Energy harvesting by flow-induced flutter in a simple model of an inverted piezoelectric flag. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 790, 582- 606, 2016. Read More
  16. K. Shoele, R. Mittal. Flutter instability of a thin flexible plate in a channel. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 786: 29-46, 2016. Read More
  17. 2015
  18. M. Previsic, K. Shoele and J. Epler. Experimental and numerical investigation of dynamic and performance of heaving point absorber with a subsea reaction plate. Revised, 2015. Read More
  19. K. Shoele, Q. Zhu. Hydrodynamics of drafting mechanism in dolphin calves beneath free surface. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 382,363–377, 2015. Highlighted Article on the webpage of Journal of Theoretical Biology. Read More
  20. K. Shoele and Q. Zhu. Performance of synchronized fins in biomimetic propulsion. Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, 10.2: 026008, 2015. Read More
  21. 2014
  22. K. Shoele, R. Mittal. Computational study of flow-induced vibration of a reed in a channel and effect on convective heat transfer. Physics of Fluids, 26: 127103, 2014. Read More
  23. 2013
  24. K. Shoele and Q. Zhu. Performance of a wing with nonuniform flexibility in hovering flight. Physics of Fluids, 25, 041901, 2013. Read More
  25. 2012
  26. K. Shoele and Q. Zhu. Leading edge strengthening and the propulsion performance of flexible ray fins. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 693: 402-432, 2012. Read More
  27. 2011
  28. K. Shoele , I. Prowell, Q. Zhu and A. Elgamal. Dynamic and structural modeling of a floating wind turbine. International Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering, 21(2), 155-160, 2011. Read More
  29. 2010
  30. K. Shoele and Q. Zhu. Numerical simulation of Labriform swimming by a pectoral fin. Journal of Experimental Biology, 213: 2038-2047, 2010. Read More
  31. K. Shoele and Q. Zhu. Flow-induced vibrations of a deformable ring. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 650: 343-362, 2010. Read More
  32. 2009
  33. K. Shoele and Q. Zhu. Fluid-structure interactions of skeleton-reinforced fins: performance analysis of a paired fin in lift-based propulsion. Journal of Experimental Biology, 212(16): 2679-2690, 2009. Read More
  34. 2008
  35. Q. Zhu and K. Shoele. Propulsion performance of a skeleton-strengthened fin. Journal of Experimental Biology, 211(13), 2087-2100, 2008. Inside JEB featured article. Read More
  36. K. Shoele, A.Vafai and A.Kaveh. Localized identification of shear building with embedded foundation in frequency domain. The Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings, 17(2), 245-256, 2008. Read More
  37. 2007
  38. K. Shoele, A. Vafai and A. Kaveh. Online detection of a breathing crack using an adaptive tracking technique. Acta Mechanica, 188(3), 19-154, 2007. Read More
Peer-Reviewed Conference Papers
    2020
  1. Tripathi, Akriti, Lee Mears, Kourosh Shoele, and Rajan Kumar. "Oblique Shockwave Boundary Layer Interactions on a Flexible Panel at Mach 2." In AIAA Scitech 2020 Forum, p. 0568. 2020. Read More
  2. 2015
  3. H. Bakhshaee, G. Garreau, G. Tognetti, K. Shoele, R. Carrero, T. Kilmar, Z. Chi, WR. Thompson, JH. Seo, R. Mittal, AG. Andreou, Mechanical design, instrumentation and measurements from a hemoacoustic cardiac phantom. Information Sciences and Systems (CISS), 2015 49th Annual Conference on ,1,5, 2015. Read More
  4. 2014
  5. K. Shoele , A. Glezer and R. Mittal. Enhancement of convective heat transfer in a micro-channel using flexible self-oscillating reeds. 17th USNCTAM, Michigan, 2014. Read More
  6. JH. Seo, K. Shoele and R. Mittal. Computational modeling of the effect of mitral-valve leaflet dynamics on intraventricular flow. WCCM XI, Barcelona, 2014. Read More
  7. 2013
  8. K. Shoele and M. Previsic. Unified modeling and simulation of marine hydrokinetic devices. EWTEC2013, Aalborg, Denmark, 2013. Read More
  9. M.Previsic and K. Shoele. Cost reduction pathways for wave energy. EWTEC2013, Aalborg, Denmark, 2013. Read More
Publications in Conference Proceedings
    2018
  1. Wang, T. K., & Shoele, K. (2018). Aeroelastic Flutter in the Presence of an Active Flap. In 2018 Fluid Dynamics Conference (p. 3089). Read More
  2. Vahab, M., Shoele, K., & Sussman, M. (2018). Interaction of an Oscillating Flexible Plate and Nucleate Pool Boiling Vapor Bubble: Fluid-Structure Interaction in a Multimaterial Multiphase System. In 2018 Fluid Dynamics Conference (p. 3718). Read More
  3. Kopperstad, K., Shoele, K., & Kumar, R. (2018). A Combined Experimental and Numerical Study of the Floating Wind Turbines. In 2018 Applied Aerodynamics Conference (p. 3828). Read More
  4. Shahriar, A., Shoele, K., & Kumar, R. (2018). Aero-thermo-elastic Simulation of Shock-Boundary Layer Interaction over a Compliant Surface. In 2018 Fluid Dynamics Conference (p. 3398). Read More
  5. 2017
  6. Ojo, Oluwafemi, and Kourosh Shoele. "Wind-Induced Reconfigurations in Flexible Branched Trees." In APS Meeting Abstracts. 2017. Read More
  7. Shoele, Kourosh. "Flow interaction with a flexible viscoelastic sheet." In APS Meeting Abstracts. 2017. Read More
  8. Clemmer, Nickalaus, Karsten Kopperstad, Tomas Solano, Kourosh Shoele, and Juan Ordonez. "Gravity effects on wind-induced flutter of leaves." In APS Meeting Abstracts. 2017. Read More
  9. Rips, Aaron, Kourosh Shoele, and Rajat Mittal. "Flow-Induced Flutter of Multiple Inverted Flags for Improved Energy Harvesting." Bulletin of the American Physical Society 62 (2017). Read More
  10. Eastham, Patrick, and Kourosh Shoele. "Ciliary Locomotion in Varying Viscosity Flow." Bulletin of the American Physical Society 62 (2017). Read More
  11. Rips, Aaron, Kourosh Shoele, Ari Glezer, and Rajat Mittal. "Efficient electronic cooling via flow-induced vibrations." In Thermal Measurement, Modeling & Management Symposium (SEMI-THERM), 2017 33rd, pp. 36-39. IEEE, 2017. Read More
  12. 2016
  13. Rips, Aaron, Kourosh Shoele, and Rajat Mittal. "Flow-Induced Flutter of Multi-Inverted Flag Configurations: Vortex Dynamics and Flutter Behaviors." In APS Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting Abstracts. 2016. Read More
Book Chapters
    2012
  1. Q. Zhu and K. Shoele. Numerical Modeling of the Performance of Ray Fins in Fish Locomotion. Natural Locomotion in Fluids and on Surfaces, The IMA Volumes in Mathematics and its Applications, 155(2), 151-157, 2012. Read More
Selected Official Reports
    2012
  1. M. Previsic, R. Jepsen, K. Shoele and et. al. Design, performance, and economic assessment for reference model 1-3. Document prepared for DOE by RE-vision, LLC, Sandia National lab, NREL and AREL, 2012. Read More
  2. 2013
  3. K. Shoele, J. Epler and M. Previsic. Wave energy reference model; theoretical performance and validation, Document prepared for DOE by RE-vision, LLC, 2013. Read More

Our Team





Post Doctorate Fellows


Dr. Mehdi Vahab

Research Faculty
mvahab@fsu.edu


Mehdi received his Ph.D. in Applied Science in 2014 from University of California Davis. He has been working on development and application of numerical methods for multi-material and multi-phase systems. He is currently focused on the development of a general purposed Fluid-Structure Interaction (FSI) multiphase code to support the group endeavorer to study fundamental and real-world problems. He is also investigating the effects of active vortex generators of heat transfer and phase-change dynamics. You can find out more about his research and previous works at mehdivahab.com.

Dr. Vahid Tavanashad

Postdoctoral Research Associate
vahid.tavanashad@gmail.com
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Vahid Tavanashad received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University in 2020. During his PhD studies, he developed a fully-resolved direct numerical simlation solver for buoyant particle-laden flows and used it to perform simulations of particle-fluid flow for physics discovery and model development. At CTML, his research will be focused on developing a multiphysics health monitoring framework for high-speed vehicles. In addition, he will study the fluid-structure interaction in suspension of deformable particles to examine the effect of deformability on the suspension rheology.




Graduate Students


Al Shahriar

PhD Candidate
as17r@my.fsu.edu


Al Shahriar is a Ph.D. Candidate in Mechanical Engineering Program at Florida State University since Fall 2017. His research concentrates on Fluid-Structure Interaction(FSI). More specifically, he is investigating fundamental and unsteady flow features of the shock wave and boundary layer interactions (SWBLI) over a flexible structure and how can the structural response be utilized to deal with this adverse flow phenomena. His research interest includes (but not limited to) High-speed flows, aerodynamic shape optimization, flow controls, FSI and CFD. He enjoys fine arts especially paintings, photography, table tennis, traveling and outdoor activities.

Alireza Moradikazerouni

PhD Student
am19do@my.fsu.edu


Alireza Moradikazerouni is pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical engineering at Florida State University (FSU) since Spring 2020. His research concentrates on NASA’s sloshing tank problems. More specifically, he is capturing the flow physics and thermodynamics of cryogenics flow in storage vessels in both normal and microgravity conditions using the block-structured adaptive mesh refinement (AMR). Interests include propulsion, high-speed flow, thermal stress/deformation, CFD, and FSI with specific applications to aerospace and energy. Skydiving, rock climbing, and bungee jumping lift his spirit.

Brian Van Stratum

PhD Student
bjv02@my.fsu.edu


Brian Van Stratum is a graduate student at Florida State University pursuing a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering. Brian joined the CTM Lab in 2020 to study the interaction of flexible cables with frictional and fluid environments. Brian has four years of experience in forensic engineering. In 2012-2017, he engaged in community development engineering research at Tribhuvan University in Nepal. Brian earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 2002 from Florida State University. Brian’s research interests are dynamics, controls, and robotics.

Jino George

PhD Student
xxx@my.fsu.edu


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Oluwafemi E. Ojo

PhD Student
oluwafemi1.ojo@famu.edu


I am Oluwafemi Ojo, a graduate student in Mechanical Engineering. I had my B.Tech in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering in The Federal University of Technology Akure Nigeria. I transferred to FAMU in my senior year to complete my undergraduate degree. I am currently pursuing my PhD in Mechanical Engineering in FAMU-FSU College of engineering. My current research is on Tree dynamics, to prevent tree failures in hurricane conditions. Research Interests: Numerical simulations in Solid Mechanics and Fluid Dynamics.

Tomas S. Munoz

PhD Candidate
ts11h@my.fsu.edu


Graduated from Florida State University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering in 2016. Currently a PhD candidate with a focus in theoretical and numerical thermal fluids studies. Researching fluid-thermal-structure interactions and its application to thermal management and renewable energy generation. Interests include computational fluid dynamics (CFD), reduced order modeling (ROM), and optimization, with specific applications to energy.

Tso-Kang Wang

PhD Candidate
tw17e@my.fsu.edu


Tso-Kang Wang is pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering. His research topic is about controlling the complicated interaction between flow and structures. The beauty and sophistication of Nature has been driving him to the research career, and his goal is to use what he has learnt to help this world become a more harmonic place. His favorite leisure activities are reading, basketball, and video games.

Patrick Eastham

PhD Research Assistant
peastham@math.fsu.edu


Patrick Eastham received his B.S. in Applied and Computational Mathematics from Florida State in 2015. He is currently at PhD student in the Biomathematics program at FSU. He was a research assistant for Dr. Shoele in 2017 and has since continued that line of research while being funded as a NSF GRFP Fellow. He has worked on the effect of variable-viscosity mechanisms on the swimming and feeding efficiency of microorganisms with applications towards artificial microswimmers, and more generally is interested in problems in biofluidmechanics.




Undergraduate Students






Former Group Members


Dr. Mohamad Aslani

Postdoctoral Research Associate
maslani@fsu.edu


Mohamad Aslani received his Ph.D. from the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Iowa State University in 2017. Before joining CTML, he was a Postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Mathematics at Florida State University where he worked on direct numerical simulation of compressible flows using the adaptive wavelet collocation method. Dr. Aslani has been involved in multiple multidisciplinary projects including multiphase flows, combustion, optimization, and machine learning. At CTML, his research will be focused on developing a Multiphysics Health Monitoring Framework for high-speed vehicles and developing numerical methods for compressible multiphase flows. You can find more about his research at myweb.fsu.edu/maslani

Karsten M. Kopperstad

Master's Student
kmk16g@my.fsu.edu


Karsten Mikal Kopperstad received his Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Stavanger in Stavanger, Norway. Prior to this he served in the Norwegian Royal Navy as a fulfillment of his Norwegian citizenship duties . Karsten is now currently pursuing a Master's degree in mechanical engineering at FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, under the guidance of Dr. Koroush Shoele and Dr. Rajan Kumar. Karsten is working as a graduate research assistant at the Florida Center for advanced Areo Propulsion facility located in Tallahassee, Florida. His research interest includes experimental and computational fluid mechanics, fluid structure interaction, and renewable energy. During his pursuit for his master’s, Karsten is conducting research of the aerodynamic properties found in the wake regime behind a floating wind turbine.

Gokhan Ozkan

Graduate Student
go16b@my.fsu.edu


Gokhan Ozkan received his BS degrees in Teacher Training in Electrical Field and Energy System Engineering from Marmara University and Erciyes University, Turkey in 2006 and 2014, and his MS in Energy System Engineering from Erciyes University, Turkey in 2016. He was a lecturer at Bozok University, Turkey. He is currently a PhD candidate in Electrical and Computer Engineering at FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, and is working as a graduate research assistant at the Center for Advanced Power Systems. His research interests include control of renewable energy, especially wind energy, electricity generation, distribution, and transmission. His Areas of experties are Renewable energy, Controls, Wind energy systems.

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Joshua Segall

Undergraduate Student
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Undergraduate Student
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Nicklaus Clemmer

Undergraduate Student
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Outreach Activities



Young Scholars Program (YSP)


The Young Scholars Program (YSP) is a six-week residential science and mathematics summer program for Florida high school students with significant potential for careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The program was developed in 1983 and is currently administered by the Office of Science Teaching Activities in the College of Arts and Sciences at Florida State University. This year Aaron Allen and Matthew Crespo joined our lab at AME in Engineering Campus. They learned about the fundamentals of fluid dynamics and basic procedure to conduct experiments. They also gained knowledge on state of the art technology used in this field.

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Open House


The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering is offering family-friendly STEM activities, including hands-on engineering stations and interactive science exhibits, aimed at bringing the science of engineering to the public during its 2019 Open House. The annual event takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23 at the college’s campus at 2525 Pottsdamer St. in Innovation Park.

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Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)


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News & Gallery


Ph.D. Position –Computational Fluid Dynamics, Machine Learning and Fluid-Structure Interaction


A PhD position is available immediately in the Computational and Theoretical Multiphysics Laboratory in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Florida State University (https://eng.famu.fsu.edu/me). Research projects will involve interdisciplinary computational investigations of facemasks.
The following skills/certifications/interests are relevant to the positions:
  • - Creativity and interest in interdisciplinary research
  • - An undergraduate degree in engineering (especially mechanical, or civil) or related fields (applied mathematics, computational physics). Candidates who have already obtained a master's degree are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • - Previous research experience is highly desirable. Desirable research skills include computational fluid dynamics, machine learning background and programming (Fortran and C++).-Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • - Strong oral and written communication skills.
Review of applications will begin immediately. To apply, please email a single PDF file containing a cover letter outlining your interests, qualifications, and availability, a detailed CV, and contact information for three references to Dr. Kourosh Shoele (kshoele@fsu.edu). Please include the phrase "PhD applicant-CFD" in the Subject line of the email.

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