Members

Current Members

 

Vahid Nasr Esfahani is a PhD candidate working on a project that ties in with sports aerodynamics. His experimental research is on the unsteady fluid dynamics of a yaw-oscillating circular cylinder in the subcritical flow regime. The culminated results can be used to gain knowledge about the fluid flow at the vicinity of a moving limb of an athlete. Vahid joined FMFC lab in Fall 2017. Vahid also has background in CFD as he received his master’s in Aerospace Engineering with a project dealing with unsteady aerodynamics.

Hossein Khanjari is a PhD student in the FMFC research group. After finishing his undergrad studies at Arak Univerity in Iran, he joined the group in 2018 as a MASc student. During his masters, he worked on the laminar boundary layer response to dynamic actuation by a spanwise array of plasma actuators. His PhD research relates to active control large-scale structures in a turbulent boundary layer using synthetic jet actuators.

 

Amirhossein Hamidi competed undergraduate studies at IUST (Iran University of Science and Technology), and a MSc at Sharif University. His MSc thesis involved bubble growth and formation, applicable to dissolution of gas into liquids, water treatment, and extraction of metals from ores. His PhD studies commenced in 2021 and is about transport of fibrous microplastic particles (MPs) in the air. He works within a team to replicate atmospheric transport in the laboratory in still and turbulent flows experimentally. This research will support advanced models for predicting transport and deposition MPs.

Joshua Marques received an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from York University in 2020 before transitioning to a Master’s degree in the spring of 2020. His research focuses on the turbulence generation in a 3/4 open-jet wind tunnel, specifically focusing on producing on-road turbulence comparably in a wind tunnel.

 

Daniel Daramsing earned an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from York University in 2020 before transitioning to a MASc degree in the fall of 2020. My research is aimed at determining the settling behaviour of fibrous microplastic particles (MPs) having simple and complex shapes at low Reynolds numbers. The research takes an experimental approach employing the use of particle tracking.

 

Germiel Cacho received an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from York University in 2020 before transitioning to a Master’s degree in the spring of 2020. His research focuses on the simulation of on-road conditions experienced by vehicles within a 3/4 open-jet automotive wind tunnel. In particular he is investigating the experimental generation of unsteady large-scale flow events commonly occurring on roadways.

 

Vidushan Rajavarothayam received an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from York University in 2020. He is current a MASc student with the FMFC research group. His research relates to bluff body drag reduction relevant to the design of skin suits using passive flow control strategies.

 

Michael Varacalli is a master's student (MASc) in Mechanical Engineering. He graduated from York University's Lassonde School of Engineering in the spring of 2021 with a BEng in Mechanical Engineering and joined the FMFC group thereafter. He is researching higher order response of the boundary layer to forcing by plasma actuators for the purpose of controlling transition from a laminar to turbulent state, which will lead to improved efficiency of aircraft flight.

Andrew Shin is a master's student (MASc) in Mechanical Engineering and joined the FMFC research group in 2021. He graduated from York University's Lassonde School of Engineering in the spring of 2021 with a BEng in Mechanical Engineering. He is currently researching the effects of acceleration on bluff body drag. The results of this research may support future sport applications such as track cycling, to optimize efficiency through drag reduction.

Roozbeh Alishahian is an undergraduate Mechanical Engineering student at Lassonde School of Engineering. He transferred to York in 2019 from Sharif University of Technology in Iran to pursue his BEng. Roozbeh has worked as both a LURA summer student and RAY student during the term.
His research is related to settling of microplastic particles and turbulence generation to simulate the effect of atmospheric turbulence scales in laboratory-based experiments.

 

 

 

Past Members

 

  • Tejas Alva (MASc Student)
  • Costa Kandias (LURA research assistant)
  • Amanda Capacchione (Summer and term undergraduate research assistant)
  • Affan Behzad (LURA research assistant)
  • Nilotpal Chakraborty (MITASC Globalink Intern)
  • Reuben Haklander (LURA research assistant)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Thousand Islands Fluid Dynamics Meeting, circa 2019. From left to right, Tejas, Costa, Ronald, Vahid and Hossein.

 

 

Undergraduate Student Members