Former Graduate Students:
James C. Pearce (1976, jointly with Prof. R. H. Sabersky)
PhD Thesis: ``Mechanics of Flowing Granular Media''
Worked for Chevron; now deceased
Sheung-Lip Ng (1976).
PhD Thesis: ``Dynamic Response of Cavitating Turbomachines''
Now in business in Orange County
Kiam T. Oey (1976, jointly with Prof. C. D. Babcock)
PhD Thesis: ``Leading Edge Flutter of Supercavitating Hydrofoils''
Employed at Space Division, Boeing North-American
Tanh V. Nguyen (1980)
PhD Thesis: ``Studies in the Flow of Granular Material''
Staff engineer at TRW involved in cryogenics
David M. Braisted (1980)
PhD Thesis: ``Cavitation Induced Instabilities Associated with Turbomachines''
Employed at ExxonMobil Development Company, Houston, Texas
Robert J. Bernier (1982)
PhD Thesis: ``Unsteady Two-phase Flow Instrumentation and Measurement''
Was employed at Dow Chemical, Houston, Texas; now retired
Charles S. Campbell (1985)
PhD Thesis: ``Shear Flows of Granular Materials''
Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Southern California
James Scott Patton (1985, jointly with Prof. R. H. Sabersky)
PhD Thesis: ``Experimental Study of Shear Flows and Convective Heat Transfer Characteristics of Granular Materials.''
Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Douglas R. Adkins (1986)
PhD Thesis: ``Analyses of Hydrodynamic Forces in Centrifugal Pump Impellers''
Employed at Sandia National Laboratory, Albuquerque
Luca d'Agostino (1987, jointly with Prof. A.J. Acosta)
PhD Thesis: ``Experimental and Theoretical Study on Cavitation Inception and Bubbly Flow Dynamics''
Professor of Aerospace Propulsion, University of Pisa, Italy
Belgacem Jaroux (Jery) (1987)
PhD Thesis: ``Experimental Study of Unsteady Hydrodynamic Force Matrices on Whirling Centrifugal Pump Impellers''
Former faculty member at MIT, now engineering consultant in Palo Alto, California
Harri K. Kytomaa (1987)
PhD Thesis: ``Stability of the Structure in Multicomponent Flows''
Former faculty member at M.I.T., now Senior Managing Engineer at Exponent
Hojin Ahn (1989)
PhD Thesis: ``Experimental and Analytical Investigations of Granular Materials: Shear Flow and Convective Heat Transfer''
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey
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Ronald John Franz (1989, jointly with Prof. A.J.Acosta)
PhD Thesis: ``Experimental investigation of the effect of cavitation on the rotordynamic forces on a whirling centrifugal pump impeller.''
Staff member at Energent Corporation, Santa Ana, California
Steven L. Ceccio (1990)
PhD Thesis: ``Observations of the Dynamics and Acoustics of Travelling Bubble Cavitation''
Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan
Sanjay Kumar (1992)
PhD Thesis: ``Some Theoretical and Experimental Studies of Cavitation Noise''
Orthopedic surgeon at Kaiser Permanente, Fresno, CA
Adiel Guinzburg (1992)
PhD Thesis: ``Rotordynamic Forces Generated by Discharge-to-Suction Leakage Flows in Centrifugal Pumps''
Employed by Boeing North-American
Douglas P. Hart (1993, jointly with Prof. A.J.Acosta).
PhD Thesis: ``Cavitation and Wake Structure of Unsteady Tip Vortex Flows''
Professor of Mechanical Engineering, M.I.T.
Yan Kuhn de Chizelle (1993)
PhD Thesis: ``Scaling effects on the dynamics and acoustics of travelling bubble cavitation''
Employed by Schlumberger, Houston, Texas
Abhijit Bhattacharya (1994, jointly with Prof. A.J.Acosta)
PhD Thesis: ``Internal flows and force matrices in axial flow inducers''
Was employed by Concepts ETI, Vermont; teaches at Tufts University
Frank Zhenhuan Liu (1994)
PhD Thesis: ``Nuclei population dynamics and cavitation''
Employed by Align Technology, San Jose, CA
Elizabeth A. McKenney (1995)
PhD Thesis: ``A study of tip vortices and cavitation on a propeller in a non-uniform flow field''
Staff member at Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Yi-Chun Wang (1996)
PhD Thesis: ``Shock waves in cavitating flows''
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Carl R. Wassgren (1997, jointly with Prof. M.L.Hunt)
PhD Thesis: ``Vibration of granular materials''
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University
Garrett E. Reisman (1997)
PhD Thesis: ``Acoustics, dynamics and control of cloud cavitation on hydrofoils''
former NASA Astronaut; now with SpaceX, California.
Robert L. Behnken (1997, jointly with Richard Murray)
PhD Thesis: ``Nonlinear control and modeling of rotating stall in an axial flow compressor''
Joseph Sivo (1997, jointly with Prof. Allan Acosta)
PhD Thesis: "Rotordynamic forces due to annular leakage flows in shrouded centrifugal pumps"
Professor at Bergen Community College, New Jersey
Robert V. Uy (1998)
PhD Thesis: ``Studies of rotordynamic forces generated by annular flows''
Research Staff Member, Institute for Defense Analyses
Tricia A. Waniewski (1998, jointly with Prof. F.Raichlen)
PhD Thesis: ``Air entrainment by bow waves''
Director of Business Development, ATA, San Diego, CA
Fabrizio d'Auria (199?, jointly with Prof. L. d'Agostino of Univ. of Pisa)
PhD Thesis: ``??''
Portfolio Analyst at The Capital Group Companies, Inc., Los Angeles, CA
Roberto Zenit (1998, jointly with Prof. M.L.Hunt)
PhD Thesis: ``Collisional mechanics in solid-liquid flows''
Faculty member at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City
Mark E. Duttweiler (2000)
PhD Thesis: ``Surge instability on a cavitating propeller''
Staff Member at Applied Minds, Glendale, CA.
Yun Hsu (2001)
PhD Thesis: ``Rotordynamic forces generated by annular leakage flows in centrifugal pumps''
Staff Member at Jaycor, San Diego
Stephen R. Hostler (2004)
PhD Thesis: ``Wave propagation in granular materials''
Lead Scientist, reXorce Thermionics, Inc., Akron, Ohio
Alastair T. Preston (2004, jointly with Prof. Tim Colonius)
PhD Thesis: ``Modeling heat and mass transfer in bubbly cavitating flows and shock waves in cavitating nozzles''
Researcher at Flowscience, Pasadena, CA
Erin Koos (2009, jointly with Prof. M.L.Hunt).
PhD Thesis: ``Shear stress measurements of non-spherical particles in high shear rate flows.''
Research Fellow at University of Karlsruhe.
Nathalie Vriend (2009, jointly with Prof. M.L.Hunt).
PhD Thesis: ``Booming sand dunes.''
Research Fellow at Cambridge University, England.
Keita Ando (2010, jointly with Prof. T.Colonius).
PhD Thesis: ``Effect of polydispersity in bubbly flows.''
Assistant Professor, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan.
Former Engineers Degree and Masters Theses Students:
Albert Charles (1981)
Engineers Thesis: ``Synfuel systems. A review of letdown devices and other multiphase flow problems.''
Jan Spelt (1982)
Engineers Thesis: `` An experimental study of heat transfer to flowing granular media''
Prof. University of Toronto
Tak-Yiu Wong (1983)
Engineers Thesis: ``Calculation of wave characteristics in bubbly two-phase flows''
Fei Zhuang (1989)
Engineers Thesis: ``Experimental investigation of the hydrodynamic forces on the shroud of a centrifugal pump impeller''
Researcher at University of Southern California
Susan Beatty (1993)
Engineers Thesis: "Size segregation of binary granular materials in vertical channel flows."
Lecturer at California State University, Northridge
Jim Cory (199?)
Scott Miskovish (199?)
Masters Publication: ``Some unsteady fluid forces on pump impellers.''
Employed by ATA, San Diego
Javier del Valle (1992)
Masters Publication: ` The effects of inlet flow modification on cavitating inducer performance''
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