People

Mario F. Trujillo

Associate Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Affiliations: Engine Research Center and Engineering Physics Department

Mario F. Trujillo has worked in a variety of two-phase flow phenomena from molecular dynamics of droplet vaporization to full-scale simulations of the bubbly wake behind Navy vessels. Mario received his Ph.D. from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Illinois-CU in 2001. He is a former DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellow and worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (T-3 Fluid Dynamics) developing two-phase flow codes for high-pressure conditions (KIVA). He was research faculty at the Applied Research Laboratory of the Pennsylvania State University, where he studied bubbly flows, critical droplet vaporization from a continuum and molecular dynamics perspective, Lagrangian particle dynamics, and interface tracking methodologies. His current interests include the numerical development and utilization of fully-resolved interfacial capturing techniques to study two-phase flows exhibiting heat transfer, phase change, and characterized by hydrodynamic breakup.

 

 


Current Research Group

Raunak Bardia (Ph.D., expected 2020)

Research Project: Numerical Study on Liquid-Vapor Phase Change with Applications in Vapor Bubble Dynamics
Educational Background:

M.S. – Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
B.Tech. with Honors in Mechanical Engineering and minor in Physics, Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay (IIT-Bombay), India

 

 

Michael Mason (Ph.D., expected 202x)

Research Project: Quantification of Liquid Atomization Structure Length Scales in High-Fidelity Spray Simulations

Educational Background: 

MS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

 

 

 

Chia-Wei Kuo (Ph.D., expected 202x)

Research Project: Hybrid VoF-Lagrangian-Eulerian Modeling for Liquid Sprays

Educational Background: 

M.S National Taiwan University, Taiwan

B.S. National University of Taiwan, Taiwan

 

Arpit Agarwal (Ph.D., expected 2020)

Research Project: Internal Nozzle Flow Effects on Liquid Atomization

Educational Background:

M.S. Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay (IIT-Bombay), India

B.S Pune School of Engineering

 

 

 

Mohan Ananth (Ph.D., expected 202x)

Research Project: Understanding Atomization via Stability Methods and Machine Learning

Educational Background: 

M.S. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

B.S. RV College of Engineering, Bangalore

 

 

 

 

Support Staff

Joshua Leach (Systems Administrator) 
Education Background: BS Electrical Engineering, University of Wisconsin – Madison

 

 

Past Research Members

Doug Ryddner (Ph.D. 2018)

Current employer: NASA (Alabama)

Research Project: Desuperheating Sprays and VoF Phase Change.

Educational background: MS-Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI. BS-Major in Physics, Applied Mathematics and Astronomy Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI.
Won ILASS 2012 Simons award.

 

 

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Lakshman Anumolu (Ph.D. 2017)

Current employer: Convergent Science, Inc.

Research Project: Investigating higher order numerical methods for transport equations and curvatures and development of high-fidelity treatment for phase change applications.

Educational background: MS-Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI. B.Tech, National Institute of Technology- Durgapur, India

 

 

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Suraj Deshpande (Ph.D. 2014)

Current employer: Dupont

Research Project: Liquid Atomization, plunging liquid jets, spray-in-crossflow, and interfacial stability analysis.
Educational background: MS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison. BE, Mechanical Engineering, University of Pune, India.
Won ILASS 2011 Simons award.

 

 

Suro Kim (MS 2014)

Current employer: Convergent Science, Inc.

Research Project: Liquid Atomization.

Educational background: BS, Mechanical Engineering, Ajou University, Suwon, Korea. Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL.

 

 

Imaduddin Ahmed (MS-2014)

Research Project: Numerical investigation into heat transfer and boundary layer dynamics resulting from an impacting train of liquid droplets on a hot surface.
Educational background: BS-Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI.

 

 

 

 

Jian Gao (Post-Doc)
Research Project: Experimental and Computational study of primary breakup process of High Speed Diesel Jets: X-ray phase-contrast imaging and radiography applied to the study of fuel primary atomization mechanism (collaborated with Argonne National Labs).
Modeling of Liquid Sprays and Thermal Mixing Processes in Desuperheating Applications
Modeling of Hollow-cone Gasoline Sprays interacting with an uniform cross flow for GDI engines.
Educational background: Research Fellow, University of Hiroshima, Japan, Feb 2005 – Mar 2008
Ph.D in Power Engineering and Engineering Thermophysics, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China, awarded in April 2005. B.S in Mechanical Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China, awarded in July 2000

Jeffrey G. Smith  (PhD)
Research Project: Compuational study of two-phase flow through highly resolved simulations for nuclear applications.
Educational backgroundBS, Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, Kansas State University,  MS, Nuclear Engineering, University of Idaho.

Eelco Gehring (MS)
Research Project: Numerical investigation into heat transfer and boundary layer dynamics resulting from an impacting train of liquid droplets on a hot surface.
Educational background: BSc, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands

Vindhya Venkatraman (MS)
Research Project: Spray Evolution in cross and axial flow – DeNOx of diesel exhaust using Urea-Water sprays in Selective Catalytic Reduction process
Educational background: BE-Mechanical Engineering, Anna University, India

Steven Lewis (MS)
Research Project: Numerical investigation into heat transfer and boundary layer dynamics resulting from an impacting train of liquid droplets on a hot surface.
Educational background: BS-Applied Computational Mathematics, Michigan Technological University, Houghton MI.