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Rayhaneh Akhavan

Rayhaneh Akhavan

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering


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; turbulence physics, modeling, and control; bio-mimetic fluid dynamics; multi-scale modeling and simulation, including direct, large-eddy and stochastic simulations; pseudo-spectral and lattice Boltzmann methods; parallel computing.

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