People

Advisor

Philip Marcus
Professor of Fluid Mechanics
-Major Field Advisor for Fluid Dynamics, Department of Mechanical Engineering
-Head Advisor, UC Berkeley Graduate Program in Applied Science and Technology

Graduate Students

Mani Mahdinia
Studies 3D vortices in the ocean, rotating stratified flows, parallel computing (and debugging), analytical and applied fluid dynamics.
Chiyu “Max” Jiang
-Third year PhD student.
-Interested in Deep Learning/AI and it’s applications in problems related to fluid controls.
-Interested in Automated Shape Morphing, Shape Generation and Shape Design.
Anzhu Sun
Interested in turbulence, environmental flows and shape optimization.
Currently works on optimal shape design using adjoint method and spectral method with applications in aerodynamics and hydrodynamics.
Andrew Sanville
Third year PhD student and the website manager. Interested in applications of numerics and computers to solving large scale problems, from those in data science to those in CFD
Aidi “Andy” Zhang
First year PhD student.
Haris Moazam Sheikh
First year PhD student.

Undergraduate Students

Dana Lansigan
Undergraduate

Former Graduate Students

Sahuck Oh
Works on modeling artificial photosynthesis and simulating bubble flows using spherical harmonics.
Meng Wang
Meng works on extracting velocity fields of the atmospheres of Jupiter and Saturn from satellite images. He also studies critical layers, stability, transport and vortices in stratified and unstratified Taylor-Couette flow.
Nelson Chen
-Masters Student.
-Interested in CFD, and morphing technology
Chung-Hsiang Jiang
Chung-Hsiang specializes in using spectral and spectral element methods, parallel programming, MPI, and perturbation methods.
Pedram Hassanzadeh
Studies 3D vortices in geophysical and astrophysical flows, rotating stratified flows, high performance computing, theoretical and applied fluid dynamics.
Suyang Pei
Works on late-stage star formation and early-stage planetesimal formation via vortices and waves in protoplanetary accretion disks around protostars.

Former Undergraduate Students

Harrison Bachrach
Undergraduate
Caleb Levy
Caleb Levy studies the stability of oceanic and planetary vortices, and works with Aaron on internal gravity waves.
Aaron Wienkers
Aaron works on internal and inertial gravity waves in protoplanetary accretion disks and studies critical layers as well as numerical methods.
Jega Vigneshwaran
Jega builds programs CAD files to CFD data, and focuses on refinements of coarse meshes for increased simulation resolution.

Laurette Tuckerman, MIT, 1984
Samir Bouaoudia, UC Berkeley, 1990
Katie Coughlin, Harvard University, 1990
Robert Van Buskirk, Harvard University, 1991
Changhoon Lee, UC Berkeley, 1993
Tatsuhito Matsushima, UC Berkeley, 1995
Seogcheol Kim, UC Berkeley, 1996
Darrell Kidani, UC Berkeley, 1997
Tom Humphreys, UC Berkeley, 2000
Ashraf Youssef, UC Berkeley, 2000
Tonushree Kundu, UC Berkeley, 2001
Joseph Barranco, UC Berkeley, 2004
Xylar Asay-Davis, UC Berkeley, 2008
Sushil Shetty, UC Berkeley, 2008