Sourabh V. Apte, Ph.D.
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School of Mechanical Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
204 Rogers Hall, Room 308
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331
Phone: 541-737-7335, Fax: 541-737-2600, Email: sva[at]engr.orst.edu
Dr. Apte is associate professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Oregon State University. He grew up in the city of Pune (India) and received his BS (1994) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pune (CoEP), MS (1996) from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (IISC) and the doctorate degree in Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering from Pennsylvania State University (PennState) (2000). Following his Ph.D., Dr. Apte joined the Center for Turbulence Research (CTR) and the Center for Integrated Turbulence Simulations (CITS) at Stanford University as an Engineering Research Associate. He joined Oregon State University in October 2005.
Dr. Apte's research interests are in the areas of computational modeling and analysis of two-phase turbulent flows. His research group typically employs Direct Numerical Simulation (DNS) or Large-eddy Simulation (LES) techniques. Specific topics of present interest are: internal flow and combustion dynamics in propulsion systems, droplets, sprays, and bubble dynamics, cavitating flows, flow structure-boundary interaction problems, oxy-coal reactors, flow through porous media, residence times in streams, sediment transport in river and coastal regions, and alternative energy sources such solar and wind energy, biofuel reforming, and particle-based interface tracking schemes.
Dr. Apte is currently a member of the American Physical Society (APS-DFD), the Combustion Institute (CI), and the Institute for Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems (ILASS). He is also a reviewer of several top journals in the thermal fluid sciences, such as Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Journal of Computational Physics, International Journal of Multiphase Flow, Combustion and Flame, Journal of Fluids Engineering, among others.