Former Ph.D. Students:
James C. Pearce (1976, jointly with Prof. R. H. Sabersky)
Thesis: ``Mechanics of Flowing Granular Media''
Worked for Chevron; now deceased
Sheung-Lip Ng (1976).
Thesis: ``Dynamic Response of Cavitating Turbomachines''
Now in business in Orange County
Kiam T. Oey (1976, jointly with Prof. C. D. Babcock)
Thesis: ``Leading Edge Flutter of Supercavitating Hydrofoils''
Employed at Space Division, Boeing North-American
Tanh V. Nguyen (1980)
Thesis: ``Studies in the Flow of Granular Material''
Staff engineer at TRW involved in cryogenics
David M. Braisted (1980)
Thesis: ``Cavitation Induced Instabilities Associated with Turbomachines''
Employed at ExxonMobil Development Company, Houston, Texas
Robert J. Bernier (1982)
Thesis: ``Unsteady Two-phase Flow Instrumentation and Measurement''
Was employed at Dow Chemical, Houston, Texas; now retired
Charles S. Campbell (1985)
Thesis: ``Shear Flows of Granular Materials''
Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Southern California
Douglas R. Adkins (1986)
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)
Thesis: ``Experimental and Theoretical Study on Cavitation Inception and Bubbly Flow Dynamics''
Professor of Aerospace Propulsion, University of Pisa, Italy
Belgacem Jaroux (Jery) (1987)
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)
Thesis: ``Stability of the Structure in Multicomponent Flows''
Former faculty member at M.I.T., now Senior Managing Engineer at Exponent
Hojin Ahn (1989)
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)
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)
Thesis: ``Observations of the Dynamics and Acoustics of Travelling Bubble Cavitation''
Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan
Sanjay Kumar (1992)
Thesis: ``Some Theoretical and Experimental Studies of Cavitation Noise''
Orthopedic surgeon at Kaiser Permanente, Fresno, CA
Adiel Guinzburg (1992)
Thesis: ``Rotordynamic Forces Generated by Discharge-to-Suction Leakage Flows in Centrifugal Pumps''
Employed by Rocketdyne Division, Boeing North-American
Douglas P. Hart (1993, jointly with Prof. A.J.Acosta).
Thesis: ``Cavitation and Wake Structure of Unsteady Tip Vortex Flows''
Professor of Mechanical Engineering, M.I.T.
Yan Kuhn de Chizelle (1993)
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)
Thesis: ``Internal flows and force matrices in axial flow inducers''
Was employed by Concepts ETI, Vermont; teaches at Tufts University
Frank Zhenhuan Liu (1994)
Thesis: ``Nuclei population dynamics and cavitation''
Employed by Align Technology, San Jose, CA
Elizabeth A. McKenney (1995)
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)
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)
Thesis: ``Vibration of granular materials''
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University
Garrett E. Reisman (1997)
Thesis: ``Acoustics, dynamics and control of cloud cavitation on hydrofoils''
former NASA Astronaut; now with SpaceX, California.
Robert V. Uy (1998)
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)
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)
Portfolio Analyst at The Capital Group Companies, Inc., Los Angeles, CA
Roberto Zenit (1998, jointly with Prof. M.L.Hunt)
Thesis: ``Collisional mechanics in solid-liquid flows''
Faculty member at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City
Mark E. Duttweiler (2000)
Thesis: ``Surge instability on a cavitating propeller''
Staff Member at Applied Minds, Glendale, CA.
Yun Hsu (2001)
Thesis: ``Rotordynamic forces generated by annular leakage flows in centrifugal pumps''
Staff Member at Jaycor, San Diego
Stephen R. Hostler (2004)
Thesis: ``Wave propagation in granular materials''
Lead Scientist, reXorce Thermionics, Inc., Akron, Ohio
Erin Koos (2009, jointly with Prof. M.L.Hunt).
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).
Thesis: ``Booming sand dunes.''
Research Fellow at Cambridge University, England.
Keita Ando (2010, jointly with Prof. T.Colonius).
Thesis: ``Effect of polydispersity in bubbly flows.''
Assistant Professor, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan.
Last updated 2/20/11.
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