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Prof. Noah Van Dam

Noah Van Dam joined the Mechanical Engineering department at the University of Massachusetts Lowell in the Fall of 2018. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2015, after which he joined Argonne National Laboratory as a postdoc in the Energy Systems division. His research focuses on modeling and simulation of multi-phase, reacting flows for applications including internal combustion engines, gas turbines and aerospace propulsion, and chemical and manufacturing processes.

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Current Thesis Students

Ahmed Almeldein (Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering)

Research topic: Physics Informed Machine Learning for Chemical Kinetics

Aman Kumar (Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering)

Research topic: Flash Boiling Fuel Spray Modeling

John Fernandez (M.S., Mechanical Engineering)

Research topic: Simulations of low-pressure swirl burners in marine environments

Former Students

Jairo Vanegas (M.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2022)

Thesis title: Understanding Lagrangian-to-Eulerian Coupling Errors Using Kernel Density Estimation

CiCi Bolduc (Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, 2020)

Dissertation title: Development of a Four-Fluid Model for Two-Phase Steam Flows

New position: Automation Engineer at E-Volve Systems