CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS

Kinetic modeling of hypersonic and plasma flows

Effect of kinetically-modeled shocks in the process of receptivity in laminar to turbulent transition

Data-driven Closure for Continuum formulations of fluid and plasma flows

Plasma-assisted control of shock-dominated flows

Hypersonic fluid-structure interaction

ACHIEVEMENTS

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Plasma-processes for renewable energy

FRONTERA Leadership Resource Allocation (LRAC)   April 2020

AE Outstanding Graduate Student Fellowship            Spring 2020

MAVIS Future Faculty Fellows (MF3) Program            Fall 2019-2020

EDUCATION

Ph.D.      Dec. 2015-Aug. 2021 (expected)

University of Illinois at Urbana-champaign

Tentative Thesis: Kinetic modeling of the hypersonic environment: stability analysis of shock-dominated flows and thermal response of ablative materials.

Advisor: Prof. Deborah A. Levin

M.S.       Aug. 2013-Dec. 2015

University of Illinois at Urbana-champaign

Thesis: Development of AMR/octree Direct Simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC) approach for shock-dominated flows.

Advisor: Prof. Deborah A. Levin

The painting in the background was made by my better half and me in the summer of 2020 of a scene at the Japan Garden near the UIUC campus.