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Jesse Capecelatro

Jesse Capecelatro

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Associate Professor, Aerospace Engineering

Capecelatro Research Group
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2011 AL
1231 Beal, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2133

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (734) 936-2137


Ph.D., Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University, 2014
M.S., Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University, 2012
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado, 2011
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, SUNY Binghamton, 2009

Research Interests

Fluid mechanics, with an emphasis on multiphase flow, turbulence, reacting flows, and high-performance computing. Applications include renewable energy, disease transmission, and space exploration.

Research Areas

Fluids, Multi-scale Computation

Faculty Type

Tenured and Tenure-Track

Related News

Jesse Capecelatro details recent developments in computational modeling of dry powder inhalers
Efforts to model air flow and track drug particles for specific drugs and patients are often costly, but a range of options are available to DPI designers for problem-solving through the complexities of achieving appropriate flows for each drug and patient, Dr. Capecelatro argues.

ME faculty promotions approved by Regents
The Regents of the University of Michigan have approved the promotions of four ME faculty.

Angela Violi and Jesse Capecelatro receive the 2021 Mechanical Engineering Department Achievement Award
The annual Mechanical Engineering Department Achievement Awards have been given to Professor Angela Violi and Professor Jesse Capecelatro. 

School bus safety during the COVID-19 pandemic: 8 recommendations
In The Conversation, Capecelatro offers suggestions like keeping windows open, shorter trips and below half-capacity seating on public buses

The science behind campus bus changes during COVID-19
Engineers used smoke machines, physics-based modeling and route optimization algorithms to quantify risk.

ASME Pi Tau Sigma Gold Medal Awarded to Jesse Capecelatro
An award for outstanding achievement in the mechanical engineering field.

Capecelatro and Rouse receive NSF CAREER Awards
Two of ME's Assitant Professors recognized by NSF with a prestigious award.

ME Assistant Professor named part of ONR's 2019 Young Investigators
Assistant Professor Jesse Capecelatro to share funding of $16.5 million with 24 other recipients.

Five ME Students Receive 2018 NSF GRFP awards
The purpose of the NSF GRFP (National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States.

ME Welcomes Four New Faculty
The ME department is pleased to welcome Jesse Capecelatro, Daniel Cooper,  Bogdan Ioan Popa, and Yue Fan, who are joining the faculty as assistant professors