Students in Fluids Lab

Faculty Research Interests

Faculty MemberResearch Interest
Mahsa Ebrahim Multi-Phase thermal fluid science, spray cooling, drop impingement, convective heat transfer (for more information please visit
Omar Es-Said   Metallic processing, modeling, and failure analysis 
Emin Issakhanian   Thermal fluids, including turbine blade film cooling, vehicle aerodynamics, and novel methods of flow measurement 
Rafiq Noorani  Additive manufacturing including rapid prototyping and 3D printing, design of experiments (DOE), robotics
Natalie Schaal   Numerical simulations of earthquake source physics; educational interventions that encourage persistence in STEM 
Matt Siniawski  Design of assistive technology devices; assessment of student learning 
Brendan Smith Robotics for neurorehabilitation; simulator based driver rehabilitation; human factors engineering (for more information please visit



Facilities and Labs 

Facility or LabPurpose 
Cheryl and Robert Gross Engineering Design Center The Cheryl and Robert Gross Engineering Design Center (EDC) provides space and equipment to support student design projects.
Rapid Prototyping Lab The Rapid Prototyping Laboratory provides facilities for computer-aided design, manufacturing, rapid prototyping of solid models, and dimensional accuracy and inspection. 
Structures Lab The Structures Laboratory is used to conduct experimental studies on the mechanical properties of materials.  
Material Sciences Lab The Materials Science Lab is used to prepare samples and conduct experimental studies on the properties of materials. 
Rehabilitation, Assistive Tech & Human Control Theory Lab (REACT)  The purpose of the Rehabilitation, Assistive Tech & Human Control Theory (REACT) Laboratory is to design, develop, and assess mechanical and electromechanical devices that enhance human motor function.  
Dynamic Systems and Controls Lab The Dynamic Systems and Controls (DSC) Laboratory is dedicated to the fundamental engineering research on the linear and nonlinear behavior of dynamic systems and its applications.  
James E. Foxworthy Fluid Hydraulics Laboratory The purpose of the Energy and Thermal Sciences Laboratory is to conduct experimental studies in the areas of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer.  
Thermal Fluids Lab The Thermal Fluids Laboratory is dedicated to the fundamental engineering research relating to novel methods for active heat transfer and cooling techniques.