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Rayhaneh Akhavan

Rayhaneh Akhavan

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Mentoring Plan


2240 GGB
2350 Hayward, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Phone: (734) 763-1048


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1987
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1982
B.S., Engineering and Applied Science, California Institute of Technology, 1980

Research Interests

Fluid mechanics with emphasis on turbulence physics, turbulence modeling and turbulence control; high fidelity computations and reduced-order modeling of complex turbulent flows involving multi phases, fluid-structure interactions and viscoelastic effects; biomimetic and bio-inspired concepts for flow control and drag reduction; lattice Boltzmann, pseudo-spectral and stochastic methods; high performance computing. Applications in energy, environment, aerospace and naval disciplines.

Research Areas

Fluids, Multi-scale Computation

Honors & Awards

  • Robert T. Knapp Award for best paper on analytical or laboratory research entitled "Dynamics of a Turbulent Jet Interacting with a Free Surface", by N. Mangiavacchi, R. Gundlapalli, and R. Akhavan, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1995

Faculty Type

Tenured and Tenure-Track