Expert in Fluid and Thermal Science, Interfacial Fluid Flow
Expert has 15 year of experience performing research in computational fluid dynamics, with a focus on in compressible, interfacial flows. She has taught computational fluid dynamics and numerical analysis of partial differential equations at the graduate level. She has experience with finite difference and finite volume methods. She has implemented projection methods for incompressible flows. She has implemented volume-of-fluid methods for interfacial flows and is familiar with level set methods. She knows how to solve parabolic, hyperbolic, and elliptic partial differential equations numerically using both iterative and direct methods. She is familiar with the method of characteristics. She developed a method to simulate the dynamics of insoluble surfactant within a volume-of-fluid method.
Expert has over 15 years of experience performing fluid dynamics research, with an emphasis on computational, interfacial flow. She has taught fluid dynamics at the undergraduate and graduate levels. She has a nuanced understanding of the Navier Stokes equations, as well as the conservation of mass, momentum and energy, in general. She knows how to model internal and external flows.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Minneapolis, Minnesota - Saint Paul, Minnesota - Rochester, Minnesota - Burnsville, Minnesota - Saint Cloud, Minnesota - Eden Prairie, Minnesota - Minnetonka, Minnesota - Eau Claire, Wisconsin
|Year: 2001||Degree: PhD||Subject: Mechanical Engineering||Institution: Georgia Institute of Technology|
|Year: 1990||Degree: BS||Subject: Mechanical Engineering||Institution: University of Florida|
|Years: 2007 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Vice President||Department:||Responsibilities: As a project manager, led a team of reseachers; met project schedule and budget targets. Performed market, competitive, and technology assessments, as well as competitive intelligence. Identified and evaluated market opportunities for new technologies and products. Conducted conversational, in-depth interviews. Analyzed and synthesized primary and secondary research findings. Prepared and presented reports. Diagnosed client needs, developed appropriate methologies, and prepared proposals.|
|Years: 2000 to 2007||Employer: University of Minnesota||Title: Assistant Professor||Department: Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics||Responsibilities: Performed research in computational fluid dynamics, focusing on surface tension effects. Published and presented research methodology and results. Taught courses in fluid dynamics, computational fluid dynamics, aerospace propulsion, and dynamics. Supervised undergraduate and graduate student research. Wrote proposals; obtained and managed research funding. Engaged in service to department, university and research communities.|
|Years: 1990 to 1993||Employer: Westinghouse Electric Corporation||Title: Engineer||Department: Steam Turbine Engineering||Responsibilities: Analyzed performance of steam cycle in conventional and combined cycle power plants. Optimized steam turbine blade path and other cycle components.|
|Awards / Recognition|
|Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), 2006.
National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2005.
3M Corporation Non-Tenured Faculty Award, 2003.
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation Scholarship, 1995-2000.
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|She has several publications in technical journals.|