Sandip Ghosal

Current Students and PostDocs

picture of Mao Mao Mao Mao (Graduate Student)
Phone: (847)491-3663(office)

Mao received his Bachelor's degree in 2010 from University of Science and Technology of China and joined the group after his graduation. His current research involves simulation of the nanoscale channel flow and nanopore sequencing. He uses VMD and NAMD to simulate flow that contains ions and other solutes through a nanopore. To learn more about nanopore, please visit .

picture of Zhen Chen Zhen Chen (Graduate Student)
Phone: (847)477-6325

Zhen joined the group in 2006. His project involves modeling the concentration-dependent electrophoresis velocity, the phenomenon generally called Electromigration Dispersion (EMD). To know more about him, please visit his homepage.

Former Students and PostDocs

picture of Srinivas Srinivas Ramakrishnan (PostDoc)
Phone: (810) 938-9346

Dr. Ramakrishnan received his B.S. in 2000 from Nagarjuna University, India. He obtained his M.S. (2002) and Ph.d (2005) from Rice University working with Dr. S. Scott Collis (now at Sandia National Labs, NM) in the broad area of Large Eddy Simulation (LES) for flow control using spectral and spectral/hp methods. His postdoctoral work with Prof. Tayfun E. Tezduyar at Rice involved developing thermally driven systems for air circulation using Stabilized Finite Elements. Later, he was involved in studying bio-locomotion using a combination of a sharp interface immersed boundary method and LES with Prof. Rajat Mittal at GWU who is now at JHU. He continues to work in the area of bio-locomotion with Prof. Neelesh A. Patankar. He joined Dr. Ghosal's group in March, 2010.

picture of Subhra Subhra Datta
Current Position: Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

Subhra Datta is an Assistant Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi, India. He received his Ph. D. in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University in 2007, M.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from IIT, Chicago in 2004, and B. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from IIT, Kharagpur in 2001. He was a post doctoral fellow at Ohio State University. His doctoral dissertation focused on modeling of electroosmotic flow and dispersion in microfluidic separation systems.

picture of Zhanbin Lu Zhanbin Lu
Current Position: Associate Professor
Institute of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics
Shanghai University

Zhanbin Lu's current research interests are primarily focused on combustion theory, which is aimed at gaining a physical understanding of various complex combustion phenomena, by applying different applied mathematics methods, for example, asymptotic methods, and various numerical techniques. More specifically, his recent research projects are concerned with the stability of smoldering combustion, the dynamics of flame balls, and micro-combustion.

picture of Jon Horek Jon Horek, Ph.D., P.E.
Current Position: Engineering Consultant
Fossil Power Technologies
Sargent & Lundy, LLC

Jon Horek is a practicing Professional Engineer, licensed in mechanical engineering (fluid and thermal systems specialization). Working at one of the world's oldest engineering consulting firms focused on the global electric power industry, he is involved in the engineering, design, and construction of fossil-fired power plants and their pollution control equipment. His work integrates multiple technical disciplines into complete mechanical systems capable of meeting the economic and regulatory requirements of power plant owners.

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Last updated: August 1, 2011