Tracie is a Ph.D. student (expected 2013) Geosciences department and is co-advised by Prof. Roy Haggerty and Dr. Apte. She came to OSU from University of Nevada and is working on a NSF-funded collaborative project (#0943570) (Surface transient storage in dead zones: Residence times from stream morphology, velocity and CFD modeling). This collaborative work will involve training of hydrologists and geo-scientists in CFD and LES methodologies.
Joe is a MS student (expected 2013) in the School of MIME. He came to Oregon State from Massachusetts and with a Physics background. He is working on development of fictitious domain/immersed boundary type approaches for fully resolved simulations (FRS) of arbitrary shaped immersed bodies in fluid flow. He is our group's mountain/rock climbing expert.
Charles is a MS student (expected 2014) in the School of MIME. He did his BS at OSU in Mechanical Engineering. He is working on the Sunshot Solar Concentrator Project funded by DoE under the EERE program. Charles is using CFD to help design microchannel based solar receiver efficient removal of solar heat flux on the order of 100W/cm2 using supercritical CO2 and keeping the pressure drop small.